Account Manager Commercial and Manufacturing (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – April 23, 2018
this used to be a very nice place to work but has declined drastically. There have been several individuals who have been at the company for over 20 years who have left due to the change in the culture and the lack of job security. The company has fired and threatened to fire individuals over not using Salesforce correctly. I believe that it will be a good company again one day but currently...not so much.
Product Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – April 23, 2018
Grainger is being severly mis-managed with short-term visions taking over very large decisions. The culture there is awful and many people are only there to be vested in Profit-Sharing. Otherwise they would be leaving the organisation as well.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sulphur, LA – April 19, 2018
Working at Grainger was fun but could be stressful at times due to limited staff. The work was easy and the day went by quickly on a busy day. The pay was fair. Normal hours was 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. No weekends with major holidays off. The hardest part of the job for me was working in the warehouse in the summer months. Its super hot and very uncomfortable. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know customers. The same customers would come in for parts and they became like family.
Welding & Raw Materials Product Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – April 17, 2018
Worked in the corporate office for a few years, and the culture has certainly changed a lot. Leadership has changed dramatically and people are downright miserable to work for. Grainger has tried to improve it's diversity for leadership positions, but continues to make highly questionable moves on their Director level and higher teams. There is a lot of red tape to get anything done, and getting approvals can be crippling. Grainger has gone through several reorgs which are to "compete" in the new world with the likes of Amazon, but have done a poor job retaining talent, and frankly, given poor reasons for the types of people they have retained vs. let go. Overall, job environment is very unstable in 2018 and would not recommend working there now.
Decent benefits, ability to work from home
Poor leadership, constant reorgs and eliminating/reshuffling roles, low morale, no clear strategy or vision
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Arlington, TX – April 12, 2018
Grainger was a great company to worth for. With addition to working with customers on day to day basis there are a lot of details that needed to be performed. The coworkers were great to work with and everyone enjoyed working together.
Even for part timers you can get benefits including paid time off
QA Analyst (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 9, 2018
If you highly enjoy moving fast and thinking while you are working, this place is for you. Grainger does do a lot of cross training in order to best utilize all of it's employees with efficiency. Some of the managers had a better than though attitude towards their employees, but your co-workers will rock and be part of a team.
Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2018
The days at Grainger are extremely long and requires a lot of administrative work. Expect to work over 50 plus hours per week. Grainger use to be a great company but, the company culture has definitely changed.
WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Minooka, IL – April 3, 2018
I did enjoy working for Grainger. They do offer amazing pay and benefits. the only down side to this company I feel is night time human resource is bad and they coddle the lazy employees and are too tough on the hard workers.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTIVE (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – April 2, 2018
You have plenty of room for advancement. But the problem is if you get into a position that isn't suited for you. You must remain there for a year. Or if you don't work well with the manager you have you are stuck there.
Project Manager, Procurement Optimization (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – April 2, 2018
Good company, great work/life balance and strong vision & strategy deployment from C Suite. Leadership in place is moving the company into the forefront of e-commerce & digital solutions for customers.