W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
578 Reviews
3.5
578 Reviews
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W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan
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379 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company and professional employees

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with a solid infrastructure to support your customers. Some of the most helpful and professional employees in the business. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Sales goals can be a bit of a stretch from year to year. As with any company, your manager is directly linked to your job satisfaction. Have a micromanager and you will want to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pricing in check along with the salesperson's compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No 401K (at the time at least).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company - GREAT Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    In my opinion the best thing about Grainger is the benefits, training, and people. Grainger has treated me well and I have been very lucky to have had two great managers in my over eight years with the company.

    Cons

    You better be a champion of Change Management because there is always something new happening. In addition, Work-Life Balance is a struggle for those who do not work within the walls of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe Middle Management acts on employee survey results but it must go deeper than that - there is only so much that they can do. Top Management has to do more then just post the results and send out an e-mail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Grainger is a company that pays well and treats its workers fairly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They pay well, they treat their workers well, and, they give due warnings.

    Cons

    They don't often promote in house and they are not looking to hire full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote in house and make more workers full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    good pay, company car, changing environment

    Cons

    Some bad management, micromanaging, others in the industry make more

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