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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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3.4
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62%
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74%
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W.W. Grainger CEO DG Macpherson
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375 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing benefits that include profit sharing of up to 18%(in 344 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and opportunities for advancement(in 207 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work / Life balance is a tremendous challenge(in 87 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.W. 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.

    W.W. Grainger2016-02-10
  2. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Management, Daily Meetings,

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities

    W.W. Grainger2019-07-16
  3. "Multitask!!"

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    Former Employee - Medical Receptionist in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hours, comfortable setting

    Cons

    A lot of multitasking and learning new things on the spot - wish it was a little more organized for efficiency

    Advice to Management

    More organized workflow

    W.W. Grainger2019-07-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Web Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful corporate office, LEED certified building, big campus, lots of place to walk outside in summer months, closer to good restaurants, huge cafeteria (pricey food), awesome Grainger picnic for employees and families every year in July, good benefits, friendly atmosphere, on-site Gym, access to many Business Resource Groups , Toastmasters and other interesting programs, Charity match program etc.

    Cons

    Layoffs and re-organizations almost every year. Changes in leadership very often. Not much room for career growth. Chicago downtown office in Merchandise mart is not convenient as it is not closer to Metra stations especially in winter months.

    W.W. Grainger2019-07-11
  5. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 

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

      Pros

      Its a great company to work for

      Cons

      There are no cons here

      W.W. Grainger2019-07-11
    • "Employee focused"

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      Current Employee - Associate Project Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      A company you can make a career out of.

      Cons

      being field based makes it difficult to advance career

      W.W. Grainger2019-07-09
    • "uber political"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Lake Forest, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      competitive pay, good perks, comfy work environment

      Cons

      Above the norm politics. Politics seem to differentiate the employees rather than skills and experience.

      Advice to Management

      Flush out middle management.

      W.W. Grainger2019-07-18
    • "Warehouse Associate"

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      Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Agana Heights, GU
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      knowledge of industrial supply business

      Cons

      functions at analytical environment pace

      W.W. Grainger2019-07-16
    • "Great Company to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Opportunity to grow and explore other areas of interest within the organization. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Limited number of physical locations nationwide

      W.W. Grainger2019-06-29
    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lake Forest, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits, upward mobility, work life balance is the best I have ever had.

      Cons

      Large company and can be difficult to network

      Advice to Management

      None

      W.W. Grainger2019-06-27
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