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CDW Account Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CDW.

Interview Details – Two interviews. Phone interview with a recruiter, then in person with a sales manager. Both asked various questions about my background and previous experiences, as well as a good amount of behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Name a time when you convinced a customer to say yes after they initially said no.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable


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Account Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CDW in November 2010.

Interview Details – There was a process of 3 interviews and also a test based on character traits. Went thru a 3 series interview process meeting with mangagers and recruiters. Also there was an IQ test done that allowed them to guage your abililty to work with others.

Negotiation Details – There were really any negotiation stage.


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Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CDW in August 2011.

Interview Details – 30 minute phone call, then they bring you in. Good chance if that goes well then you will be offered a position on the spot. They do a background check to see if you attended the college you said. You will also undergo a drug test as well.

Interview Question – Basic interview questions about strengths, weaknesses, and times you overcame obstacles.   Answer Question


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Account Manager
Herndon, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CDW in February 2014.

Interview Details – one interview with HR person; then one interview with local sales manager. Easy seemless process, very encouraging. I will stay with the company if the commission structure changes or look for another internal position.

Interview Question – How would you sell this pen.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – base is $25,000 no negotiation, plus commissions structure, all benefits, 401k matching program, holidays and two week vacation.


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Shelton, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CDW in April 2012.

Interview Details – Very thorough, did a great job trying to see how I fit in. They really wanted to challenge you with compelling questions, at the same time they spelled how what is expected along with what you will be rewarded with. Although, it was a little intimidating at first, the challenge is worth the rewards.

Interview Question – What if someone's price was better not matter what, how would you get them to still buy from you.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Offers from company, salary, benefits, perks.


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Account Manager
Mettawa, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CDW in September 2011.

Interview Details – Phone interview with a recruiter who basically told me what the manager was going to want to hear in my in-person interview. It made the in-person interview a breeze.

Interview Question – Al questions were very straight forward, mostly behavior-related questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotions - 25k base plus commission


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Account Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CDW in March 2012.

Interview Details – There were two interviews followed by an onsite. At the onsite I met my manager who told me as soon as I walked in that I had the offer and then we just chatted about the job, who he had previously hired and why. Very informal throughout and largely stress free.

Interview Question – If a potential client uses a competitors products and aren't interested in switching their infrastructure how do you react?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None


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Account Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at CDW in June 2010.

Interview Details – How do you handle rejection?

Interview Question – How do you fit in with the company   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

Interviewed at CDW

Interview Details – it took about 2 weeks.. easy interview, wanna know that you're social

Interview Question – explain a time you've sold something.. i made it up   Answer Question


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Account Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CDW in December 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Mainly just behavioral questions relating to past work experience to predict future work experience   Answer Question

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