The Culture At Grainger

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Grainger Overview

W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW), with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion, is the leading broad-line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including nearly 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger's employees help customers get the job done, saving them time and money by having the right products to keep their facilities running.
The staff at Grainger come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 35.2% female and 38.9% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, Grainger employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 69.0%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Democratic Party. Grainger has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the company for 6.3 years. The average employee at Grainger makes $52,434 per year. Pay at Grainger is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Ecolab, Avon Product, and SPX, which pay $70,166, $69,899, and $69,732, respectively.
Based in Illinois, Grainger is an industry leader with 23,100 employees and an annual revenue of $11.8B.


Machinery Wholesale




Founded in



Lake Forest, IL


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Grainger Employee Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Culture, core values, benefits, employee investment and industry.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Business practices, training, and ethics gaps within midlevel and senior management in rural offices.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

17 PTO days beginning day one.
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Zippia UserMay 2021


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Supportive staff, great pay, awesome incentives

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

There is not a lot of education on the products offered, training is inconsistent

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Health benefits, pay rate
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Zippia UserApril 2021


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Great work life balance and endless opportunity.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Lots of org changes and management shifts

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Work life balance
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Zippia UserMay 2020


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Great building.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The people, overall, were very nice, but it's extremely cut throat and it can feel like you aren't able to trust anyone.
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Zippia UserApril 2020


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What Do You Like About Working There?

The work culture and working with great talent.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Limited opportunities due to location.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Travel and the profit sharing.
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The Team At Grainger

  • D.G. MacPherson (CEO, Director)
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Grainger, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago.

Grainger Company Rankings

Grainger is ranked #59 on the Best Companies to Work For in Illinois list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Grainger Employee Demographics

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We calculated the diversity score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including the ethnic background, gender identity, and language skills of their workforce.



64.8 %


35.2 %



61.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.7 %

Black or African American

11.8 %

Foreign Languages Spoken


64.9 %


4.8 %


3.8 %
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grainger

When was Grainger founded?

Grainger was founded in 1927.

How many Employees does Grainger have?

Grainger has 23,100 employees.

What industry is Grainger in?

Grainger is in the machinery wholesale industry.

What type of company is Grainger?

Grainger is a public company.

Who are Grainger's competitors?

Grainger competitors include Whirlpool, McKesson, The Home Depot, Essendant, SPX, Molex, Fastenal, GHC Specialty Brands, Northern Tool + Equipment, Ecolab, CDW, Avon Product, Mondelez International.

Who works at Grainger?

D.G. MacPherson (CEO, Director)

Where is Grainger's headquarters?

Grainger's headquarters is in Lake Forest, IL.

What is Grainger's website?

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