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Good Place to work

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Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

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

Pros

Good profit sharing; stable company.

Cons

Could expand/ innovate / aquire a little quicker to fuel growth

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loves to play favorites

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent profit sharing and stock options and salary

    Cons

    If you don't go out drinking with management be prepared to to never get a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little more control over the branch managers so as promotions are based more on actual work done vs. who gets friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company heading in the wrong direction!

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    Current Employee - Manager of Territory Sales
    Current Employee - Manager of Territory Sales

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

    Pros

    Good product breadth and depth, good service to customers, great next day availability, changing to keep up with the market.

    Cons

    Poor communication with change causing uncertainty in the sales force. Managers not able to performance manage without worry of retaliation from direct reports. Too many managers "chose to leave the company" after performance managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your sales managers and let them lead. Stand by them when they performance manage and make decisions. By not doing so, you're creating a culture of allowing mediocre sellers and sales leaders unable to do anything about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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