W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
562 Reviews
3.5
562 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
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369 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The profit sharing is very generous and it is a good reason to stay with the company (in 135 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 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement if you do not have your Bachelors's degree (in 10 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 an 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 an 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 an 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overcooked

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

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Overcooked, and over managed.... micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being managers and start being leaders, coaches, and motivators.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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

    The total compensation package is very competitive

    Cons

    selling in the economy can be difficult because end users are very price sensitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CSA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Benifits are not too bad. They are definatly getting better

    Cons

    Compensation does not always seems like it adds up for the work you are doing.

  10.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I came into the industry with virtually no experience. My boss hired me and I started out making $14/hour. As an 18 year old college kid, this was amazing. There pay is significantly hire then competitors. They treat part timers very well. Eligible for benefits. 4 weeks of vacation after a year. Great hours. No weekends. The work is very easy. Classes to improve your knowledge. Ride alongs with sales reps and managers. Profit sharing. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of bad things I can say about Grainger. It'd be nice if they did tuition reimbursement for part timers. I know Id be alot more loyal if they were paying for my school. Also, there is a lot of opportunity for growth... if you're willing to move. Turn over is very low so on the local level there is not a whole lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a whole to say. Keep up the good work. Prices could be a little lower. It's hard to explain to customers why our drill is $75 more than the exact same one at competitors. Also, maybe rethink the RCC business model. When customers call, they want to talk to somebody locally and with a little bit of industry knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay for entry level work

    Cons

    bad working conditions in the summer time

    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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