CDW Interview Questions in Vernon Hills, IL

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL).

    Interview

    Was referred by employee. Had a Phone interview, in-person interview with HR rep and sales manager. Hired on the spot which was refreshing. Manager was very nice but was slightly missleading on salary range. Overall pleasant interview process.

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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL).

    Interview

    The CDW recruiters don't have strength in IT recruiting and rely heavily on outside resources. In my case I applied online and they responded quickly. The interview process was smooth and they moved quickly. Before I got home from the interview I had an offer. The negotiation process was cordial and created a win-win.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was quick and painless. Other than the phone screen, which was mixed in with my call with a recruiter to discuss potential positions, all three 1 on 1 interviews were in the same day. I had an office visit and knocked out all interviews in one morning. From the phone screen to job offer in hand was 8 days. The whole process was pretty straightforward.

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    Customer Relations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview and 2 face to face interviews within about a month. I thought they were standard interview processes and the questions were very pertinent to the position I obtained. the phone was with a recruiter, first face to face with manager, second with the director.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember the exact questions but they were situational and behavioral looking for answers from my past experiences and how I managed those issues.   1 Answer
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    AP Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process went very smooth. The recruiter kept in contact and kept mu up to date with weekly emails. The position was explained in detail and the recruiter was very knowledgeable on the requirements.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked detail questions about my qualifications. Why are you leaving your current job? What are your plans for the future? Why CDW?   Answer Question
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    Customer Solutions Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview, and two face to face interviews. More personalized than most. I was relieved that there wasn't a "personality test" or the "wonderlic". They care about how you manage people and how you care to finish the job and care about exceeding expectations

    Interview Questions

    • How do you exceed expectations at your current job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a lot of negotiation room at the entry level position, but they were gracious and attentive to my counter offer. Super honest about their position on pay scale. I knew it was a stretch but had to try. But I know that the advancement opportunities at CDW will allow me to exceed my compensation goals in a short time.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The entire interview process was quick and of average difficulty. The process from application to offer took about 2 weeks. The interview process consisted of a phone interview followed by an on-site interview which consisted of meeting individually with 6 coworkers for 30 minutes each. The interviews focused highly on behavioral questions.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Although lengthy, my Recruiter and Hiring Manager did an excellent job of keeping me posted throughout the process and they met each communication deadline they committed to. Interview consisted of a phone interview with the Recruiter followed by an in-person one-on-one with the Hiring Manager. The next step was an interview panel with a/ the subordinates of this position where I had to present to them my 30-60-90 day plan, a tour of the Distribution Center, then followed by another panel interview consisting of 6 panel members (4 in the room and 2 via teleconference). Last round of the interview process was a 30 minute one-on-one with the Vice President of the Division and another 30 minutes with the Hiring Manager. After this I received an offer within a week and started 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • From the Interview Panel from Sales: How do you plan to handle the needs of 3000 Account Managers all having different requests?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation since the offer exceeded my expectations.

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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    What an easy process from start to finish. After applying to the position through the website I received a call the very next week. Was scheduled for a phone interview with the Recruiter who was very friendly and informative about the position and CDW. She made sure I understood the interviewing process and was then scheduled for an onsite interview within the next two weeks. Everyone on the interviewing team took the time to not only find out about my background and expertise, but took the time to really talk about CDW and why people come to work here and more importantly why they stay. It was one of the best interviews I think I every went through. Everyone made me fell like I was already apart of the team. That is what made it for me!!!!! Great company,people and culture!!!!

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Very good process overall. Lined up a variety of people for me to interview with, and just talk to about CDW and it's culture. Everyone was very friendly and professional. The cultural fit for an potential employee is critical and a lot of the interviewers are asking questions to understand how you approach issues, deal with colleagues, and work as a team (everyone is referred to as a co-worker at CDW, not an 'employee'). Successful applicants need to be able to demonstrate they have the entrepreneurial spirit seen in smaller companies but can appreciate the dynamics of working in a Fortune 500 (265) company. The talent acquisition specialist at CDW was great at keeping me informed throughout the process and checking in at key points. The only improvement they should make is to reduce the time it took to receive an offer after final interview. While I knew an offer was being prepared, the process was very drawn out and would run the risk of a candidate being lost to another employer.

    Interview Questions

    • No particularly difficult questions in themselves. However, the focus isn't just on what you achieved but on how you achieved it. The company is looking for evidence that people can work openly and collaboratively, and leave their egos at the door.   Answer Question
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