What differentiates Grainger is its generosity. There are many conveniences offered by the company, from the on-site Lake Forest convenience store, which provides dry cleaning and other personal services, to workout facilities, national merchandise, ticket and travel discounts, nation-wide flu shot programs and scholarship assistance. Commuters can opt for pre-tax payroll deductions. Additionally, for some employees, the cost of college can be defrayed through an array of student loan programs and scholarships.
As technology evolves and makes it easier for people to work remotely, Grainger offers flexible work options in many areas of the business to retain talent and help team members achieve a better work/life balance. The communications and investor relations department offers great flexibility to team members, several of whom maintain unique schedules that suit their personal needs. Team members go above and beyond regularly and know they have the freedom to take care of personal situations as they arise.
Grainger also offers the same benefits for domestic partners as it does to spouses of team members. And, for the past two years, Grainger has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.