W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.3 482 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan

(316 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cohesive Strategy integrated throughout the company, Great Benefits (Profit Sharing(in 115 reviews)

  • Company strives for work/life balance and provides opportunities for growth(in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • The company projects a strong work/life balance, but in reality this is hardly the case(in 13 reviews)

  • Middle and upper management was very disappointing(in 16 reviews)

482 Employee Reviews
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    Helped me to grow into a professional

    Procurement Executive (Current Employee) Mumbai

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

    ConsWork culture has no cons as such

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) Mumbai

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

    Consno cons for this company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bosses are wrong here

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) Mumbai

    Prosmy Boss was too good

    Consi dont want to say any thing

    Advice to Senior Managementremove high rank Bosses from here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales Executive (Former Employee) Ahmedabad

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have a good control & bargaining power, that we can have some power in hand.

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    Great place to work

    Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsProgressive, Dynamic, Aggressive, Strong, Innovative

    ConsDistributor, Pricing Structure, Commodity, Competition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFair Hours for the job

    ConsPoor Training/ I had no manager

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    Typical large company politics, but a company working to constantly improve itself

    Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsBenefits, resources, many opportunities for career growth including branching into other departments

    ConsCOmpensation structure for sales, employee development from management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, great benefits

    Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) Detroit, MI (US)

    ProsAbove average pay, amazing benefits, PST, stock purchases, discounts. PTO is generous and normally easy to schedule. Short term disability benefits are way better than most companies.

    ConsIt's very hard to advance in the company if you are not looking for a sales job. Management does not always handle office conflict well or in a timely matter. Nor do they know how to accurately staff a department based on workload.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit looking at the numbers and start actually listening to the employees doing the work. You do yearly surveys for a reason. Now start acting on the results!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee) Oakland, CA (US)

    ProsOne of the best training programs in sales, great experience, wonderful benefits (apart from salary), and excellent corporate culture.

    ConsSalary is pretty low, no real short-term compensatory benefits, and salary is non-negotiable. Company gears its payout to its employees towards the future and only benefits employees who spend their careers there. Not much room for advancement, moving up is almost too hard and happens very slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees raises and turnover rates will decrease. Also, make income adjustments for those living in high cost areas (there is no adjustment and salary is not negotiable).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Outbound Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a member of the leadership team you are given the control to over your area. The retirement that is offered is really good.

    ConsThe pay sometimes did not match what was required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInclude all levels of leadership more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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