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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Alliances are the key to survival GWW 20th century businesse model is obsolete Disrupters are eating middlemen alive GWW will be another Sears if they don’t quickly adapt.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
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
Winds of change comming.
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
11.4% share price drop in ONE DAY! $25 drop per share... Congrats guys!!! That's on the United level. That's just sad.
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 & Slavik families must have a exit plan like top 1%
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
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
BUYBACKS. Is mgt wasting shareholders money & destroying value? Could the money better spent in other ways ,such as reinvesting in the business or paying dividends ?
OLD RULES ARE OBSOLETE ! Time to sell real estate Get rid of printed catalogs Focus on US CANADA MEXICO STOP BEING DISLOYAL TO WORKERS Acquire / merge /consolidated with other BEST IN CLASS distributers in MRO,Auto Parts & other sectors to build a 21... read more
It is starting to show how painfully behind GWW is in the digital revolution Loosing market share at a accelerated rate they are more focused on managing the decline and keeping the stock prop up
Blockbuster Video PanAm Amoco Woolworth Oldsmobile Borders Here is how this story ends... the CEO and his team will jump out (or be pushed out)of this burning aircraft with their golden parachutes and bag of unrealistic processes written by outside... read more
They are laying off 850 people so they can hire 2-300 more for lower pay... They want to get rid of all who have profit sharing. The new hires are only getting 401k. This new stupid so called pricing strategy is a joke. How long did you think it... read more
our MRO purchasing is under intense review. New VP ( a kid ) wants LOWEST COST NO EXCUSES Jeff Bezo has given us unbelievable pricing I will miss the Masters & relationships but my job is more important Sorry Grainger National Account Customer
Oh -Top 1% is safe! 😄😃Rumor has it they are averaging $4000. -an-hour- 😀for the really tough job they have screwing you - 😜the other 99% Bet they cannot look you in the eye 😎😎😎 Your only hope is to revolt😡 & get a union like the TEAMSTERS ❤️to... read more
Redundancies, RIFs, Layoffs, Job Cuts, Surplus, there is a ton of names for pink slips but do you really think that we'll be affected here in Lake Forest.
How's morale at the branches?