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Grainger Reviews

Updated 10 Dec 2019

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Grainger CEO DG Macpherson
DG Macpherson
413 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 65 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits, changing culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Pros

    good people, strong work ethic

    Cons

    the culture seems to be changing, less friendly

    Grainger2019-12-10
  2. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, good work-life balance, good people

    Cons

    Can be very political. You can only get promoted if you're well connected, not based on your performance

    Grainger2019-12-04
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great training programs. Flexible work schedule. Overall great work environment.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the IT department. No real chance for advancement.

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    Grainger2019-12-04
  4. "Great company which is growing"

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    Current Employee - Security Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. People are nice and involved. They will work with you to complete projects. A very interactive culture not necessarily young, but not old either.

    Cons

    Sitting arrangements. Long bench areas where you are in big rooms; Too many silos. Getting a campaign or project off the ground takes forever.

    Grainger2019-12-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Machine Picker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay with benefits

    Cons

    management is biased, and they are very picky with errors and strict with attendance. In the 6 months i've worked hear, roughly 12 people have quit or been fired in one department.

    Grainger2019-11-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package and job security

    Cons

    So big you can get swallowed in its massive nature.

    Grainger2019-11-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Government Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support systems in place Compensation Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre Good 'ol boys club present in promoting decisions Slow to change

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    Grainger2019-12-04
  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no complaints, good company

    Cons

    development based on network ing

    Grainger2019-11-20
  9. "Building Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Roanoke, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Great facilities team that will train you to the best of their ability. Great guys, good team bond.

    Cons

    A lot of time wasted trying to make workplace better and more efficient. No one follows through, not open to change or trying new things. Maintenance team shifts change regularly.

    Grainger2019-11-30
  10. "FTM cohort 85"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor Onsite Services in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing content and facilitators

    Cons

    Wish I would’ve taken course before integrated to role

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    Grainger2019-11-16
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