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Updated 20 Jan 2015
Updated 20 Jan 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    The process was quick. Had a successful first interview and was invited for a second interview. Phone interview was easy with simple questions. The second interview was more difficult. I was interviewed by three people, and they all asked different questions.

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    • The most difficult time of my life and how I went through it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Government Account Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    They use the STAR process. They ask about a scenario, a task, the action you took and the obtained result. I would suggest to put it in a story like mode where you tell the interviewer little chapters of your professional experience in a succinct fashion

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    • Tell me of a time that you helped a colleague with a personal problem and what was the outcome   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Rushed to do interviewing so they can hire in a 3 week period go through 4 interviews and get no response until you have to follow up. They constantly were in contact and I was told that they loved my work ethic and overall skills and then send me an email telling me there were stronger candidates.

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    • They want you to answer questions in their wording.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Different managers that really didn't understand the job per say but yet they were in on the interview process which didn't make sense. They had store managers that were interviewing account managers and they didn't even understand what the account manager role was. ve

    Interview Questions
    • All interviews are different for each role so its hard to say.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    long and painful
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    First there is a screening phone call by a recruiter, then a Chally personality test, then 2 interviews with hiring level managers and finally an interview with a VP. They took quite some time to give me their final decision. All interviews were basically variations of standard sales interviews where they are looking for STAR answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you mentored a peer and the positive benefit both of you gained.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was negotiable, also able to negotiate relocation costs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at W.W. Grainger in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter to fill out an online assessment followed by a phone interview, the next week I was called back for a face to face interview with 2 managers one of which was dressed very unprofessional and sloppy and completely disinterested in the interview. While I answered the STAR format questions the interviewer was twirling her hair and not paying much attention to my answers, the other interviewer was somewhat paying attention and seemed a little more attentive. The next day I was sent an email stating they are going to pursue another candidate.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    E-commence Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds. First round on-campus interview; second round four 45 mins interviews. Mostly behavioral questions. Second round interviewers seemed unprepared. Some of them came with a list of common behavioral questions and tried to pick some in the interview. Most questions can be easily found online. I didn't feel them very hard.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through contact made during the career fair as the college posting did not allow international students to apply. Not too difficult as it was mostly behavioral (4 back to back interviews). There was one 15 minute case study which was an analysis of a business problem they dealt with during the last year.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: Would you choose people from different backgrounds or the same background when trying to build a team   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at W.W. Grainger in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    They ate interested in knowing your previous experience in a sales role. Specifically, are you resourceful and motivated? They ask you to submit info for a background check and take a drug test. 2 - 3,interviews before they let you know.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths? How did that apply to a positive customer interaction?,   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very open, I got a great deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Inventory Planning Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    I applied though our university career fair and was contacted by a member of the Grainger recruiting team a week later. I had a 45 minute one on one interview with him. I was then contacted a week after that to attend final round interviews in Lake Forest, Il. I was flow to their offices where I had a full day of 4- 45 minute interviews.

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    • Given a few minutes to introduce myself then answered basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

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