Grainger Named to IDG's Computerworld 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology
June 26, 2012 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America’s leading broad line distributor of facilities maintenance products, today announced that for the fourth consecutive year the company was selected by IDG’s Computerworld magazine as one of 100 top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is the result of the publication’s 19th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which measures and compares how organizations challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Grainger ranked 61 on the list.
“We are honored to receive this award as it recognizes Grainger’s focus on attracting and developing the best IT talent. It is even more meaningful that the honor is based on feedback from our team members. We are committed to a workplace where our talented and dedicated professionals can grow and do their best everyday while building an IT platform that helps the company provide great service to its customers,” said Tim Ferrarell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."
“Grainger IT professionals make a real difference by helping Grainger adopt a wide range of cutting-edge technologies like eCommerce, mobile and analytics to better serve customers,” said Tim. “And, we also continue to build out our foundational networks and infrastructure globally as the business grows. Our size and scale present unique opportunities for team members to learn, develop, innovate and contribute to the company’s success.”
W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding global operations. For more information about the company, visit www.grainger.com/pressroom.