W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
534 Reviews
3.5
534 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
350 Ratings

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)

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Employee 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 for 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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Executive  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Procurement Executive in Mumbai

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for 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 for 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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Mumbai

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for 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.

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    • 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.  

    Time with GRainger

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Good stable company and a good stock

    Cons

    Senior Management is disconnected from the sales force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company that provides great opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DC Associate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - DC Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits , encouragement to grow.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes but provides overtime oppurtunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Grainger Pros and Cons

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment.
    Personal Growth.
    Time-off policies.
    Benefits.
    Management.

    Cons

    Compensation.
    Inconsistent Direction by Management..
    Monthly goals.
    Work-life balance.
    Inconsistent Promoting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries for new sellers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Center Associate  in  Plymouth, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Distribution Center Associate in Plymouth, MN (US)

    I worked at W.W. Grainger part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people nice people nice people

    Cons

    Some mean people mean people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire nice people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and Profit Sharing! You can really see why they are a Top 100 Company to work for.

    Cons

    The way they set up your sales quota, very difficult to hit goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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