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Acklands-Grainger Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.7
66%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Acklands-Grainger CEO Dave Lagoner (no image)
Dave Lagoner
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people (on both sides of the border), who are committed to making things better(in 16 reviews)

  • "self managed, work life balance and wonderful people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "There were no cons working for AGI(in 7 reviews)

  • "They only regurgitate the new and ever changing policies upper management has fed them(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company. Opportunity for career growth."

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Regina, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid compensation plan. Great team environment throughout the company in my experience. Lots of support and training when requested. The opportunity to direct your own career if you set your goals and drive your own growth.

    Cons

    Clunky processes from using SAP operating system.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on simplifying processes to speed up good customer service.

    Acklands-Grainger2019-09-18
  2. "Good leaders & culture, struggling business model"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acklands-Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Greatly enjoyed my time at AGI. Senior leaders are smart and motivated, culture is inclusive and high-performance, learning is encouraged and they value initiative. Very little politics or personal agendas.

    Cons

    AGI recently changed their business model and are struggling to keep up with the new model's challenges, costing them customers in the short term. With a number of quality competitors in the field, it will be a hard fight for a few years.

    Acklands-Grainger2019-11-07
  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company strategy, offer solution selection, resources, and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Growing pains due to company’s recent pivot in strategy

    Acklands-Grainger2019-11-01
  4. "Good opportunity to enter the MRO field"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Management Organization structure Lack of support from other departments

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Acklands-Grainger2019-11-13
  5. "Modernizing to stay competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many must needed changes have been made / are being made to systems and processes in order to leverage technology and remain relevant in the market.

    Cons

    The change has not always been smooth and some gaps in execution.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more effort to removing internal silos.

    Acklands-Grainger2019-10-28
  6. "Lots of change but good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornhill, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, great leaders who focus on the development of their staff, flexibility, able to maintain a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Highly matrixed environment which can sometimes make it difficult to get things done.

    Acklands-Grainger2019-10-25
  7. "Good Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Acklands-Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Able to start a career in sales

    Cons

    Disorganized at the top of the company led to job relocation and constant sales territory restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Create clear communication from VPs down to Regional Managera

    Acklands-Grainger2019-11-08
  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst 

    I have been working at Acklands-Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment, manager and other colleagues recognize your work, market faire salary.

    Cons

    Too many restructure / management change

    Acklands-Grainger2019-10-18
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with the organization close to three years now and the leadership team builds an environment where the team members can learn and develop. AGI being a big organization there are plenty of opportunities which are posted and the hiring process is transparent, where an equal opportunity is given to all applicants. Overall AGI is a good employer that values team members!

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Acklands-Grainger2019-10-16
  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, company seems to care about individual employees

    Cons

    Lack of communication between different areas of the company causes mistakes now and then

    Acklands-Grainger2019-10-03
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