W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated 29 Oct 2014
Updated 29 Oct 2014
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through contact made during the career fair as the college posting did not allow international students to apply. Not too difficult as it was mostly behavioral (4 back to back interviews). There was one 15 minute case study which was an analysis of a business problem they dealt with during the last year.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: Would you choose people from different backgrounds or the same background when trying to build a team   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Inventory Planning Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    I applied though our university career fair and was contacted by a member of the Grainger recruiting team a week later. I had a 45 minute one on one interview with him. I was then contacted a week after that to attend final round interviews in Lake Forest, Il. I was flow to their offices where I had a full day of 4- 45 minute interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a few minutes to introduce myself then answered basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Account Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    behavioral interview lasts about one hour with some difficult questions about your previous job. Likes and dislikes. "The will do a background check and a drug test before you can be hired.

    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    There is a three interview minimum with different levels of management. Be sure to plan for your career and how you will succeed. Be sure you know how to plan and execute against your plan. The hiring process is long and will take several weeks to know where you stand.

    Interview Questions
    • Initial interview is mostly behavorial questions such as "tell me a time when..."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college career website and talked to the recruiters at an information session to schedule an interview. Interview consisted of behavioral questions mainly. Examples below.

    Tell me about a time when you had to figure out a task with a limited amount of information

    Tell me about a time when you had to make an unpopular decision and how did you handle it

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Changing for the Worst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Very behavioral driven interviews...........Tell me about a time when...........You will also have a round table interview process with the hiring manager and a few staff members. You will have at least 2-3 phone interviews, panel and then final interview with the VP of Sales.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were faced with a difficult customer and how did you handle the situation   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    AM base around $50-$75 plus commission and profit sharing. Great benefits..........negotiated vacation too
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at W.W. Grainger in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a recruiter via email. From there we set up a time to discuss the position. A couple of days later I had a phone interview with the same recruiter. About 3 weeks later I had a formal interview with the regional sales manager and the operations manager since it was a new territory.

    Interview Questions
    • How I would address a customer that is reluctant to give the company a chance.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating, it was straight forward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Index Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You have to interview with 3 different people. Each of them spend a half hour questioning you and then the last one walks you out with the we will call if we have any additional questions. Very formal and stuffy. While they are entirely non-threatening as well as informative they have lost the ability to do anything but scowl.

    Negotiation Details
    Go in already knowing what the base rates are and negotiate from there. They actually started low with me until I talked about the industry norms.
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager of Territory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter. Face to face interview, skype type interview followed with different manager, meeting with both managers on a third occasion. Position offered to a last minute internal candidate. Contacted on a Saturday by a recruiter to meet with a manager for another position on Tuesday. Hiring manager had no idea why he was talking to me. There was no position available. Seems like a great company to work for but very poor follow up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at W.W. Grainger in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first step in the hiring process is a phone interview. At the end, I was asked to move on to the next step and fill out a personality assessment. I'm currently waiting to hear if I've moved on to the subsequent step or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were faced with a problem and had to come up with a solution.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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