This is a generic discussion thread to capture comments about potential W.W. Grainger layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
I left Grainger - Since doing so, I see it continually going downhill in terms of employee retention and satisfaction. They never seemed to realize (or care) what the effect that turnover and reducing employee benefits like the PST truly has on... — read more
Might be specific to their Chicago and Lake Forest locations, but it is not uncommon for Grainger to explicitly announce that no layoffs are planned and then "reorganize" departments in such a way that many people end up having to reapply for their... — read more
Once the economy is back on track, I'd like to re-apply for my old job. Will there be an issue due to severance I received when I was laid off? I know many feel differently, but I really loved my job at GWW and getting the walking papers was a... — read more
Post any information about potential or actual W.W. Grainger Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
And I'm in sales. Hard to believe after all these "we are working hard to ensure job continuation for our employees". Grainger is 100% kool-aid. They could have cut my salary or furlough us, instead, they decided to lay us off. Some with more than 30... — read more
I see that there is a current program where folks can volunteer to not work and not be paid to handle their family needs. The email mentions that people doing (not working and not getting paid) that this will be potentially helping Grainger by... — read more
What is your opinon about what needs to be done next?
Was there in Mettawa/Lake Forest in 1999 when they moved in the building. This was under the tenured of Wes Clark, Mr. Grainger, Jim Ryan, and others. There WAS a time when Grainger valued employees, family, and work-life-balance. The company was... — read more
Do you know there is a plan to grow headcount, how many employees currently work here? How about the HQ at Lake Forest?
A lot of grainger location down to 2 people on a daily basis. Very difficult with no back up when needed. Some branches should close to allow more growth for the bigger city branches. Positions used to be fun and very busy all day. Now we have... — read more
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about W.W. Grainger Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
All of them. So, no fear.
Anything new? How's morale?
So, just looking through the past few annual reports, branch traffic is on a downward spiral (will calls especially). The local store in my hometown now as 3 employees working at it (several years ago there were 9 full-time employees). At this rate... — read more
Is this going to be an interesting year as it relates to W.W. Grainger Layoffs in 2019?
Not a great week. Having a feeling we'll see more of those. Starting to really see the effects of low priced competitors hit GWW.
New leaders are BUILDERS. unlike the old school cre takers who created the mess m
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The current leadership team lacks emotional intelligence and actually touts their "excitement" in the same breath as they announce that they are committing over a 50% role reduction and that current employees will be required to apply for the greatly... — read more
I am watching the organizational direction and have engaged multiple employees former and current. Grainger is moving quickly away from what made it a destination for top talent meaning it is no longer about it's own people. Moreover its about key... — read more
Product management, indirect procurement inventory and supplier performance all have to reinterview for their jobs, this has become the new normal many of these groups have gone through layoff process multiple times over the last five years. You have... — read more
After record earnings; long term, full-time branch employees are being laid-off in favor of part-timers. It's the new normal! Be VERY careful to choose Grainger as a career destination.
After 30+ years of service and being laid off, it is sad to see that a once great company who used to care about their employees like family, has fallen to such a low level. William Wallace Grainger must be rolling in his grave to see how his once... — read more
What going on with David Grainger & James Slavic ? Heard they are joining Ryan dumping their stock.
wat is happaning to the Sourcing department?
Alliances are the key to survival GWW 20th century businesse model is obsolete Disrupters are eating middlemen alive GWW will be another Sears if they don’t quickly adapt.
All is good ! Top executives & board members being dumped at good OLD GE will be available to come in and help DG
Looks like Grainger finally has a leader Who is up to cleaning the mess he inherited
Any truth to Rumor DG is having secret talks with HD Supply ,HD & Others about threat of AMZN & how to survive by joining forces
Things are not good, do not listen to what executives are telling you - be ready for anything but I hear that we might have job cuts in Lake Forest.
Reality is, Grainger is can't keep up with the competition b/c they are way to late in the game. They no longer have the ability to not accept price increases from the mfg's like they did in the past when they were the only major player in the game... — read more
Now going to 6 groups globally more layoffs coming Still nowhere near taking the cost out they committed to .....
Like wildfire per Barrons Ryan & Jardin have left the battlefield
There is a God our prayers answered Ryan , Jardin Finally leaving, 😭😩😅😭😄😄😄 Will the Board see they do not get golden parachutes. ? Or are they blind to the damage they have done to hard working loyal employees . Probably NOT Like Dave Grainger & Jim... — read more
Board finally woke up or did Ryan a very smart guy decided to take the MEGA $$$ and run History will show he led the decline Grainger is at least five years behind & on the way to becoming THE NEXT SEARS Not so sure Board or DG have a clue on how to... — read more
KeepStock is org restructuring again. Tons of employees being made part time or being let go. Great way to retain talent. Senior leadership is burning this ship to the ground, but throwing people overboard first.