W.W. Grainger Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at W.W. Grainger Inc.

Worked at Grainger for over 15 years...

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 

A lot of locations are down to just 2 people

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 

Branch traffic DOWN

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 


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.

Leadership Team Lacks Emotional Intelligence

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 

Grainger, Talent Loss

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 

Yet another Re-org

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 

Grainger, a sad story

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 

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Grainger stock

What going on with David Grainger & James Slavic ? Heard they are joining Ryan dumping their stock. —  read more 

Grainger Amazon

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. —  read more 

Grainger vs Amazon

Any truth to Rumor DG is having secret talks with HD Supply ,HD & Others about threat of AMZN & how to survive by joining forces —  read more 

W.W. Grainger Layoffs 2018

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.

W.W. Grainger can't keep up anymore

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 

More changes

Now going to 6 groups globally more layoffs coming Still nowhere near taking the cost out they committed to ..... —  read more 

Grainger layoffs

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 

Ryan GONE - 😄👍

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 

Grainger - Not as good as it used to be

Used to be cool - good work, good pay. Things have changed, people are leaving in droves... Our Part-time folks have now had their breaks taken away from them Management makes every effort to you you the employee under the hours needed that allows... —  read more 

The Decline of GWW

GWW. In downward spiral AMZN is approaching $1000 AMZN is driving GWW to lower prices Top 1% continues to dump stock Don't worry Jim Ryan has a committee keeping an eye on AMZN . It painful to watch this once awesome company decline —  read more 

WOW How about that?!?

11.4% share price drop in ONE DAY! $25 drop per share... Congrats guys!!! That's on the United level. That's just sad.

Grainger vs Amazon

Amazon is hiring Grainger is laying off Amazon stock price rising Grainger stock price being prop up by buybacks Grainger invites you to golf Amazon has lower prices Government is Amazon largest cloud customer Goal is to leverage and add MRO Amazon... —  read more 

Grainger layoffs

Grainger & Slavik families have a exit plan like top 1% or they have no Idea GWW is going down . If it's the latter they should FIRE their financial managers A good analyst getting behind the SCREEN could expose the BS in a few days I only have a few... —  read more 

Dying of small cuts.

Consultants can not rengineer almost 100 years of growth and success. They are the only ones growing their business by way of Grainger's cash position. Grainger needs leadership that believes in the human side of the offering and the men and women... —  read more 


DA. "On line knowledge center" Great example of waste of money & no idea of customer needs —  read more 

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