W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 417 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.3 417 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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

Jim Ryan

(272 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
417 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits, reputable company, The profit sharing plan is very strong"
    in 88 reviews
  • "Very professional environmnet and great benefits"
    in 41 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance is good not great"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Upper management all the same---and that's not a complement"
    in 13 reviews
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Helped me to grow into a professional

Procurement Executive (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

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

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

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

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

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

I worked at W.W. Grainger

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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Hard work pays off. Effort and results are rewarded.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at W.W. Grainger

ProsAdvancement opportunities and management that cares about the customer as well as employees

ConsWorking away from colleagues in market away from branch

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

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No issues

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsStrong company that is successful with a good sales training

ConsSalary is low, and the comission structure is not great.

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

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Seven great years with a great company

Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat products, great customers, and a great professional team

Conswork life balance and goal setting

Advice to Senior ManagementMake improvements to sales credit known if they were made

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

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Grainger is a good place to work

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsFriendlt co-workers and everyone cares about the customer

Conschange management needs improvement overall

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the leaders in place are more than data crunchers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Territory Manager (Current Employee)
Regional (Peru)

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

ProsProfit Sharing is a big proponent people stay long term.

ConsFocused on agressive growth, and alot of turnover at the entry level rep roles

Advice to Senior ManagementCareer Development within is very strong.

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

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Great culture and total compensation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Forest, IL (US)

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

ProsProfit sharing is beyond amazing
Many opportunities to advance or try different jobs
Highly ethical leaders

Conslong hours due to doing more with less but people still love what they do most of the time. work/life balance is a challenge at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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