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Grainger Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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3.5
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Grainger CEO DG Macpherson
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402 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Poor work-life balance for top-performers(in 86 reviews)

  • "Just a waste of everybody's time just to fill reports to make upper management feel good about themselves(in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable company with a very diverse workforce. Benefits are in line with top companies

    Cons

    eliminating branch locations and hundreds of local jobs even though locations are profitable. More concerned with shareholders than also worrying about the employees and being a strong partner for both.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at identifying talent and developing them.

    Grainger2016-02-10
  2. "..."

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    Current Employee - Machine Picker 

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    PTO,Benefits a lot of other

    Cons

    N/a nothing really comes to mind

    Grainger2019-10-12
  3. "Solid company to work for with continued growth"

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    Former Employee - Services Team Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    none really stand out to me

    Grainger2019-10-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Culture and Pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair and the company performs well which helps bonuses. Culture is laid back and polite

    Cons

    Lack of Transparency and very political

    Advice to Management

    Open up on pay bands and performance

    Grainger2019-10-07
  5. "Its a good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule Pay Benefits Atmosphere People

    Cons

    People Places Things Life Challenges

    Grainger2019-10-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family style teams, very collaborative environment, great environment to work in

    Cons

    a slow structured career pattern

    Grainger2019-10-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Grainger is a great company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great company with an inclusive culture

    Cons

    There were not too many negatives regarding my experience

    Grainger2019-10-02
  8. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Administrator in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    General work life balance, profit sharing and benefits, contributions, etc. Great involvement with community affairs

    Cons

    IT Sr. leadership waffles with vision and direction. typical "flavor of the week" processes. IT Sr leadership will protect buddies. Buddies get promoted into MGMT positions beyond their abilities. Too much action is taken without thorough analysis on the details of a problem\initiative.

    Advice to Management

    actively run thorough analysis on people leaders. how are some perennial high achievers reviewed as poor performers in such a short time within a management change?

    Grainger2019-10-17
  9. "Pretty Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Name Recognition, Lots of Products to Offer

    Cons

    When you have a good year your quota will go up a lot the following year. Constantly changing and long term employees are leaving in droves brining in new younger reps.

    Grainger2019-10-08
  10. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Jkljljl in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Very comfortable asking for help.

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here

    Advice to Management

    There are no cons to management

    Grainger2019-09-23
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