W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
590 Reviews
3.5
590 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
384 Ratings

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 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.  

    I feel I am growing with the company, and have seen so much positive change over the last 4.5 years here.

    • 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

    I am always enabled to work towards and achieve my career goals here.

    Cons

    Growing diverse population, opportunity to improve workforce planning, slow to change (though change for improvement is ALWAYS a focus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure to take pride in developing & promoting those on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Room to grow

    • 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

    Opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals and not always clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on people and you'll keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Overall a great place to work but things are changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and solid benefits.

    Cons

    As with any company Grainger has some individuals who are questionable and unfortunately some are in leadership positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capital investments sometimes seem a bit short sighted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A company that wants to be their employees #1 choice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great salary, supportive of growth, lots of potential to move forward, and a very rewarding job knowing that you're helping to support critical jobs via industrial supplies.

    Cons

    That we are so big and so focused on data to help us better help our customers, we have created a relatively difficult internal system to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being as transparent and accessible as you have been and focus on simplifying our systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced Customer Service Driven

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, awesome Supervisor and no overtime
    Profit Sharing
    Financial strong

    Cons

    High Volume of Accounts to manage
    Quantity over Quality
    Hard to Advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral 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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