Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2014
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- Lake Forest, IL
’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America?s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Grainger is a business-to-business distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. Millions of businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for safety gloves, ladders, cutting tools, motors, hand tools, janitorial supplies, fasteners and much more. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, government and hospitality.
They place orders over the phone, at local branches, online and using mobile devices. More than 4,800 key manufacturers supply Grainger with more than 1.2 million products that are stocked in Grainger?s branches and distribution centers or sourced through a network of suppliers. Our 23,700 team members (about 16,500 in the U.S.) are deeply committed to serving customers, driving superior performance for the company; for the last five year period, Grainger?s Total Shareholder Return (TSR) is in the 93rd percentile in the S&P 500.
“I am appreciated here. I love what I do and feel like I can work here until I retire. ”
“I feel I contribute to the overall well being of the company and my opinion and work matter.”
“The business continues to evolve and change, the job never gets stale.”
“Ethics and integrity.”
“My leader is dynamic and I feel like we have a great team leading our organization.”