Broad line supplier W.W. Grainger was recently named to the Chicago Tribune’s 2013 Top Workplaces list for the fourth consecutive year. The company ranked as the 11th best large employer in the Chicago area, based on feedback from employees who described Grainger as having a “challenging and rewarding culture” that helps them “continuously learn and develop new skills,” according to the company.
“What differentiates us is the service our people provide by building strong customer relationships. Attracting, developing and retaining people who are focused on exceptional service is critical to our success. To drive engagement we employ multiple strategies such as competitive pay and benefits, which includes a unique profit sharing trust plan, rewards and recognition, mentoring and volunteer programs, and stretch assignments, all in a flexible and an inclusive workplace,” said Grainger’s svp and chief people officer, Joseph High.
The 100 Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback, based on a comprehensive survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. The list recognizes 100 companies annually for their workplace culture and divides the winner into three categories, large, medium and small, based on revenue. WorkplaceDynamics surveyed 70,000 employees at hundreds of Chicago-area companies to come up with the 100 best.