Grainger earns Great Place to Work Certification for the second consecutive year; certification is based on direct feedback from employees through Great Place to Work’s annual survey

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CHICAGO , July 15, 2022 (press release) –

Team members rate company culture far above U.S. benchmark 

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that its U.S. business has earned Great Place to Work® Certification™ for the second consecutive year. The Great Place to Work Certification recognizes employers who create an outstanding and consistent employee experience.

Receiving this distinguished certification is based on direct feedback from current team members by using Great Place to Work’s annual survey. The vast majority of team members who were surveyed this year deemed Grainger a great place to work – 32 percentage points higher than the average U.S. company, according to benchmarking data.

“The ambition that our team members demonstrate as we live our purpose – We Keep the World Working – is what makes Grainger a great place to work,” said Kathleen Carroll, Grainger Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. “It’s important that our team members feel proud of where they work and the impact they make. We look forward to continuing to invest in a welcoming culture where everyone can learn and grow.”

Ninety-four percent of surveyed team members feel that Grainger has a welcoming environment for new hires, and 91 percent believe they have the flexibility to take time off when needed and are provided with the right resources to successfully do their job.

Grainger offers competitive benefits covering the emotional, financial, physical, and social well-being of team members and their families, including paid time off and holidays, an industry-leading automatic six percent 401(k) company contribution, stress management programs, tuition reimbursement and more. Recently, the company has invested in benefits that allow for more virtual and on-demand resources to meet the evolving needs of our team members as well as extended family leaves for parents.

To learn more about a career at Grainger, visit For more information on what Grainger offers for team members, visit

To read more of what team members said about why Grainger is a great workplace, visit Grainger’s Great Place to Work profile.


About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2021 sales of $13.0 billion, is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with a wide range of product categories that keep customer operations running and their people safe. The Company also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to provide tangible value and save customers time and money. Grainger offers more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products in its High-Touch Solutions assortment and more than 30 million products through its expanding Endless Assortment offering. For more information, visit

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust.

Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Everything the company does is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

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