CDW Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 9, 2015
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    Advanced Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through university career services, and received a on-site interview after 3 weeks. Two 30 minutes back to back interviews. One is more technical, the hiring manager asked questions about python, logistic regression, and past projects. I was asked to write some simple python code that loop through a list and get numbers larger than certain threshold. The hiring manager also asked the details about some of the projects listed in my resume. The other interview is more behavior based, and asked about my resume and past projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw a image representation of the logistic regression model.   Answer Question
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    Data Warehouse/Data Quality Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in June 2014.

    Interview

    First step: Over the phone with a recruiter within the agency as the initial round of screenings
    Second step: HireVue, virtual technical screening to get a general feel and level of response, highly recommend having as plain of a background to maintain focus on you, dress casual, well lit area, no audio or noise in the background, good light that flatters you, reliable internet connection
    Third step: In-person interview with the team, it'll be a mix bag between one on one, two on one which will either have one on conference or both dependent on schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a hand full of flower, # many of [type], # many of [this type], # many of [that type], # many of [another type], how many of [type] do you have?   Answer Question
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    Team Lead Mailroom Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Co-worker services will call to schedule a phone interview and if your phone interview is good it will be submitted to the interview manager of the department that you are applying.

    Interview Questions

    • Situations given by the interviewer that you should answer to the best of your knowledge and some microsoft applications like word. spreadsheet, excel.   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview- about 20 minutes. Next step- interview by hiring manager. Lots of behavioral based questions. You must be familiar with these if you are going to get hired. Interview lasted about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly just behavioral questions relating to past work experience to predict future work experience   Answer Question
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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CDW (Mettawa, IL).

    Interview

    After speaking with an HR representative on the phone and being asked many behavioral-type questions, I was then offered an interview at an office with a sales manager. I met with someone who showed me around the building first, and then prepared me for the interview by answering questions and giving me expectations for the interview. I then met with the manager, who was laid back and asked me more behavioral type questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The manager noticed I had changed professions and industries, so he asked me why I decided to leave the industry I was in for a job in sales.   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Basic phone interview. They tell you it lasts about 30 minutes but it can last up to an hour. Make sure you ask questions about the position at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had felt rejection.   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I applied via my school's career services office. After completing the lengthy online application I was offered a phone interview a week later. It lasted about 30 minutes and the interviewer sounded fairly young. This was my ever first phone interview and I feel my nervousness came through clearly. I was given a response the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at CDW (Lake Forest, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    All I have to say is, if you have any type of sales experience at all and are NOT right out of college then RUN. Dont walk RUN and or dont even bother to attempt to get a job here. There base is 25k a year and you are required to cold call all day long hoping to land some accounts. The manager that hired me basically did the worst interview I have ever had. Could of chatted with him over the phone rather than waste my time going in to talk with him. This job should of been a slam dunk.......I have over 5 years of sales experience but I felt that during the interview that this manager wanted nothing to do with someone with actual experience!! Got the over qualified look plenty of times. Basically I think CDW likes to hire people to train from the ground up so they arent scared of someone with experience coming in and taking their job. Just my opionion.....

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at CDW?

      Really, this was the hardest question during my interview! Kinda comical. The rest was all small talk
       
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Initially applied online through the CDW website and heard back almost immediately from a recruiter. The recruiter scheduled a time for a phone interview and that went well. I was offered a chance to come in for a one on one at the end of the phone interview. Throughout the whole process the recruiter was very knowledgeable and encouraging. He/She made sure I was comfortable an allowed me to mention any other things that CDW should know about myself before moving into the one on one. On the day of the one on one I came in and met the recruiter on location. Then introduced me to the Sales Manager I would be working for. He/She seemed nice however had an agenda and seemed genuinely disinterested. I've talked to numerous people at the company and they mention how they love to hire college grads with little to no experience (myself). Not the case for the Sales Manager, a bombardment of behavioral questions, which was expected, but absolutely zero chance for me to elaborate on information I may not have mentioned. The interview ended with the manager leaving the room and the recruiter coming back in. I heard back the other day that I did not get the job.

    Overall it was an okay experience, I've had tougher interviews, but never interviewed with someone who didn't really give me a chance. Very friendly environment with the exception of the Sales Manager. Also, if you don't get the offer immediately after the 1-1, or a few hours after...you didn't get the job. In the end it worked out, the base pay is pretty awful for Chicago, especially to be making 80 cold calls a day.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you had to sell something.   Answer Question
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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Rep within the company called to schedule phone interview. Described job details and asked situational questions. Next step is one on one interview with a hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

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