W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
647 Reviews
3.4
647 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
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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.  

    A great place to learn the industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, salary, leadership, growth, personal development

    Cons

    work life balance, training, territories,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company but has some flaws.

    • 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

    Pros

    Profit sharing is a great incentive, salaries are competitive, no weekends, great professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Mileage reimbursement needs improvement, it does not account for the depreciation of your new vehicle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the runzheimer program in terms of compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Experience

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

    I worked at W.W. Grainger as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Grainger does a great job providing opportunities to its interns to interact with coworkers and upper management. They are a great example of a world class business that cares about the relationship it has with its employees.

    In the eCommerce department, I was able to feel part of something much bigger than I could have ever imagined. Having the opportunity to work on projects of various scopes helped make the internship much more diverse and exciting as well.

    Management is easily accessible and helpful throughout the entire program. Everyone in my office was very down-to-earth and made the internship that much more memorable.

    Cons

    While projects are varied, it may take some time to see changes occur due long development cycles. However, this is unavoidable and is normal in positions that have development cycles that require long development and QA/QC stages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep at it! The program is amazing and garners plentiful opportunities to new people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Career build up and great leadership

    Cons

    its a corporate company so they all have their cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the sales more rewarding

  11.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Relationship Manager in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Account Relationship Manager in Northbrook, IL (US)

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing. Work hours. Employees. Large catalog to engage customers. Location

    Cons

    Commission structure changed frequently along with new territories every year. Made it difficult to sustain relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to your employee territories because the customers take note and are not happy with the frequent change of sales reps.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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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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