W.W. Grainger

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Great company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than an year)

Pros

They offer great benefits, you can get a consistent schedule with weekends off, Monday through Friday 7am to 5:15pm. They have dual annual reviews to help you know what you need to improve on to help with raises.

Cons

There are some people who seem to keep their jobs even though they are burned out and not working as good team members and pulling their weight.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Really liked Grainger, Management is a different story

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Grainger was a very good experience. The sales training in DPS was in-depth and applied to real world sales. The managers in the branches were great to work with and really helped with understanding customers tendencies. Fellow Acct Mgrs were truly there to help and did everything they could to help.

    Cons

    Immediate management's only concern was to increase their own political capital to further their own rise within the company. Zero concern for the well being of the Acct Mgrs assigned to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everybody is under pressue to perform, however, if you are truly interested in increasing sales, the stick approach only works so far. Learn to work with your sales force, understand their strengths and help them utilize those strengths to achieve better sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, a little slow moving for someone young in their career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lake Forest, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lake Forest, IL (US)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits, good work life balance. People are generally reasonable about workloads.

    Cons

    Slow moving, older population, compensation not always even across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You risk losing a lot of young talent by leaving the main offices in Lake Forest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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