W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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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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  1. Learnt Project Sales

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Organization culture, very motivating and energetic

    Cons

    Limited Brand Awareness in local market

    Advice to Management

    Brand Awareness

  2. Helped me to grow into a professional

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    • Senior Management
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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work culture has no cons as such

  3. good

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no cons for this company

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  5. Bosses are wrong here

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    my Boss was too good

    Cons

    i dont want to say any thing

    Advice to Management

    remove high rank Bosses from here

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

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    • 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Commercial account manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Shreveport, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Shreveport, LA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great compensation...advancement opportunities abound, education reimbursement with very high expectations for continual improvement.

    Cons

    Continual unnecessary reporting, too much validity placed on unimportant statistical data

  8. Marketing Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add for this company

  9. Order Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above average compensation
    Laid back atmosphere
    Nice people
    Room for advancement

    Cons

    Training sucks
    Most likely you need to know someone to get hired here
    The work is repetitive

  10. Great Company to grow and develop your carier path. Inclusive and diverse.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Team Information Specialist in Panamá (Panama)
    Current Employee - Product Team Information Specialist in Panamá (Panama)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inclusive and diverse. In our department the Leadership is very strong and solid.

    Cons

    No to much benefits for employee in Panama

    Advice to Management

    Work on benefits for employee.

  11. Lots of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement and to change position if you are driven. Local Managers are supportive.

    Cons

    High level Management keeps looking to cut benefits and costs.

    Advice to Management

    Leave PST alone.

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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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