CDW Inside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Feb 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted a few days later by a recruiter. Recruiter called to explain the position (25k base salary non-negotiable, 5.5 months of training, eligible for commission during third phase of training). She explained that it takes 3-5 years to build relationships and start making good money. She estimated that account managers typically make low 30's for the first 2 years. Set up a follow-up call, and she sent an email to help prepare for the interview. Phone interview took about 40 minutes. Went through my resume and experience, and asked behavior interview questions. The pay is extremely low.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer found a printer at a different retailer for a cheaper price, how would you react? Tell me about a time you influenced someone.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    Process was smooth and helpful. The recruiter that contacted me was very thorough and up front about the position.

    Applied online, then was contacted by the recruiter. After that there was a personality test, phone interview, then a one on one interview with a hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. 25K base.

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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    Applied online within a few days received a phone call from a friendly recruiter who went over some scenario and behavioral based questions which lasted about twenty minutes. Received another phone call a few days latter again about setting up an interview with the hiring manager and another recruiter which again went over behavioral and scenario based questions. this interview lasted a about an hour total.

    Interview Questions

    • random scenario based questions about sales and past experiences nothing difficult   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    $12.25 hourly for 6 weeks during training. must pass a few tests to be put on salary! once an official team member $25k starting no negation room.

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  5.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    Hiring process included a phone interview that was about 15 minutes that gave details of position. Set up phone interview for following week that will ask basic questions. Representative was very up front about salary and what the job specifications are.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question so far is why do I want to work for the company.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Low Salary, 25K non negotiable

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted for an initial phone interview. The initial phone interview was about 20 mins and then we scheduled another ~45 min phone interview for the following day. Went through my resume and experiences in more depth and then was asked some behavioral psychology questions- ie Give a specific example of a time you had to motivate someone to take action.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I would respond to hypothetical scenarios if I was on the job as an account manager at CDW. For example, what would you do if a customer called and told you they found a competitor's product at a lower price.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Starting salary is really low- 25k + little commission for first few years. Not planning to stay in sales long term so doesn't make sense.

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CDW (Herndon, VA).

    Interview

    Originally met them at our school's career fair. Was invited to apply online. Submitted application and completed personality assessment. Was contacted same day and asked to participate in a phone screening. Phone screening was about two weeks later. Lasted about 50 minutes - half questions half selling CDW.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were all about personal preferences. There were some very straight forward, standard behavioral questions at the end. Not difficult.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They straight up said I wouldn't be able to afford to live where the office location was from my first-year compensation. Not exactly how I want to start my career.

  8.  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CDW (Chandler, AZ) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online the next day a HR called & did a phone interview with basic questions.. Tell me a time when you......... She then set up a phone interview with the Sales Manager. This interview was more intense a lot of behavioral questions, interview lasted 50 min.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to deal with an irate customer.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Low Salary.

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at CDW (Appleton, WI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Once I finally was contacted after I applied and an internal employee referred me, the interview process was quite smooth. I did a lot of following up but my questions were always answered. The duration of interview to hire was a couple of months but I was able to make it work on my end.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest fear of working for CDW?   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    The process was very quick. I closed the final interview well. Asked if they had any "reservations" about me as a candidate and they said no. But then I didn't get an offer. There was no indication what qualities they didn't like. It was just a "sorry we don't want you..."

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you were met with opposition on an idea.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Sales - Entry Level - Inside-Herndon Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at CDW (Herndon, VA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    First phone call after online application and survey/personality online test, was with questions: If the location was good for me, if I’m available on the start date, and if 12$/h is satisfying me-non negotiable.
    Next phone call was a standard questions interview about my resume, experience, why I want to work for CDW, what makes me good in sales, what was my biggest achievement this year, what was the most difficult experience I had and how I handled it ETC.
    After few days I got automatically generated email that I wasn't considered anymore for the position and I cannot reapply for the same job within next following 6 months.

    Interview Questions

    • no difficult questions over the phone interview   1 Answer

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