W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.3 483 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

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

Jim Ryan

(317 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)

483 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

    Senior Planning Analyst (Current Employee) Lake Forest, IL (US)

    ProsI believe that the work I do makes a difference. Leadership is open to new ideas; there's tolerance and understanding that trying new ideas sometimes results in mistakes. Leadership seems consistent from what they say to what they do. I feel good about going to work each day.

    ConsTypical corporate politics, IT department going through massive change

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare IT strategy with the internal business customers

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

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFair Hours for the job

    ConsPoor Training/ I had no manager

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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

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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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    The pay is above average for the industry

    On Site Service Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsThe job security was great, we did not lay anyone off during the '07-'09 economy crisis. Profit sharing is amazing too.

    ConsThere is not a lot of places to move up unless you want to move to Chicago and work in the corporate offices.

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

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