W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
616 Reviews
3.5
616 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
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399 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The profit sharing is very generous and it is a good reason to stay with the company (in 134 reviews)

  • Company strives for work/life balance and provides opportunities for growth (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • The company projects a strong work/life balance, but in reality this is hardly the case (in 21 reviews)

  • The flat out lies people tell you especially upper management is so bad people do not believe anything (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learnt Project Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager - Sales in Ahmedabad
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager - Sales in Ahmedabad

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization culture, very motivating and energetic

    Cons

    Limited Brand Awareness in local market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brand Awareness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Helped me to grow into a professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Executive in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Procurement Executive in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Had 5 years of work experience in a span of 2 years

    Cons

    Work culture has no cons as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Mumbai

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the best part to work with grainger is we get week ends off.

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bosses are wrong here

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

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    my Boss was too good

    Cons

    i dont want to say any thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove high rank Bosses from here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good experience but for a new joinee would not have that much of exposure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Ahmedabad
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Ahmedabad

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    It is a MNC company with a good product portfolio & dealer network.

    Cons

    Company is totally dependent on Vendors & dealers, doesnot have any power.
    The employees have been squeezed in making balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have a good control & bargaining power, that we can have some power in hand.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Training Program

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

    I worked at W.W. Grainger (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Surprisingly good work-life balance, very good training, web tools a bit dated but being upgraded

    Cons

    Experienced management staff at mid level. Many policies stated by upper management not implemented correctly by middle managers. Need an internal operations layer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great benefits

    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Really good benefits
    Good company

    Cons

    Pricings high for customers
    Reduction in profit sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Best company i ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TPS in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - TPS in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    They treat you with respect and if you show interest in your own growth the company will show interest back in and help you grow

    Cons

    There is a handfull of negative people in different departmentys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep empowering your TMs like you are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Counter Sales

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

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great solid company to work for. Profit sharing is excellent.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. Seems like they create positions for existing managers, the job is the same, they just change the title.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Gave a lot and received a lot over the years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Profit Sharing and vacation time.

    Cons

    Can be about who you know for advancement opportunities. Benefits can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on not just taking employee input surveys but more implementation of their ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Outside a W.W. Grainger branch, this one located at 2915 Boardwalk Ann Arbor Michigan 48104-6765 (Photo attributed to Dwight Burdette - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)
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