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CDW Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
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    Helpdesk Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at CDW in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    when hired I had a double interview and a working interview. Where i was required to build install hardware components into a desktop.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Telephony Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at CDW in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was presented with an itinerary with meeting times for multiple members of the IT team. One of the engineers did not show up until the first phase was half over. Another engineers took half of the first phase checking and replying to e-mails on his Blackberry. His attention was obviously occupied by his Blackberry because he was oblivious to the fact that he was repeating questions. The second phase was with the manager of the engineering team. The manager was obviously very ill with some sort of cold or bronchitis and could barely speak but was very thorough in her questioning of technical, organizational, and behavioral aspects. During the third phase, the senior manager was very condescending and made it a point for me to know that I was wasting his time.

    24 hours after the interview, I withdrew my candidacy.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you write this resume or did someone else write it for you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    Every few months the company has interviews to fill their training classes. My guess is to replace the people that have left. There are places to find a list of questions, if you want the job find the questions. The training process is 8 weeks and pays $800 per week.

    Interview Questions
    • There are a lot of questions, as stated you need to find the list. Even after answering all the questions, you will need to meet with a few managers to get approved.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Inside positions only

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at CDW in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very disappointed by the attentiveness of the recruiters. Every step of the process takes weeks due to limited and/or complete lack of responsiveness. Then once they decide to move forward the interview process is done through HireVue which is the WORST possible method for interviewing due to the complete and utter lack of personal interaction, not to mention that if you do it on an iPad, you have to look at yourself through the entire thing.

    Interview Questions
    • It wasn't the questions that were hard, it was doing the interview through HireVue that was difficult. The App asks a question and you are given 30 seconds to compose an answer and 3 minutes to deliver it to the camera so that it can be recorded and then replayed for multiple decision makers.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Because of the bad impression I composed of the company during the hiring process.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CDW in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First step- video interview submitted after application was submitted via employer Taleo portal online. Second step- over the phone interview with the recruiter Third step- over the phone interview with hiring manager Fourth step- in-person interview with hiring manager Fifth- offer stage(s)

    Interview Questions
    • There were a few that were role specific, but if you are a right fit it will be pretty easy to answer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CDW in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Multi-Level interviews. Started with a phone interview (covering everything from past experiences and typical "interview" questions to who you are as a person) and continued with interviews with your potential direct manager, his/her manager and his/her manager as well. Practical skills and teamwork questions were at the forefront, and rightly so.

    Interview Questions
    • If you saw data in Excel that was in the form of "FirstName LastName (Description)", how would you break that so that "FirstName LastName" was in one cell and "(Description)" was in another.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to leverage some additional salary. I was in a fortunate position to already have a job so I was able to be more selective.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Proposal Writer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    Interview process includes:
    30 minute phone interview with Recruiter
    In person interview with potential direct supervisor
    Second in person interview with direct supervisor's manager
    Writing exercise
    Duration of hire/interview process was unique due to some internal miscommunications during the holidays and the recruiter being out on vacation.
    Offer contingent upon passing drug test.

    It's difficult to get into company without being referred by current coworker

    Interview Questions
    • Sample writing was not needed, but once interviews were complete, had to participate in a writing exercise to demonstrate writing ability   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, as the initial offer was satisfactory
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corporate Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at CDW in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began and ended within a two month process from application submission to acceptance of the job offer. I was informed that CDW was hiring and was instructed on how to apply online. I recieved a call from the HR department shortly thereafter and was instructed on what would be covered on my phone interview the next week and what I should do to prepare. The phone interview was fairly detailed and encouraged creative responses to challenging scenarios. After the phone interview was deemed satisfactory, a follow up 1 on 1 interview with a hiring manager was coordinated. That interview was much like the phone interview however the hiring manager is looking for creative responses that show a well prepared interviewer who has a firm understanding on what the company does and what is expected of the position (information that was provided by the HR recruiter who conducted the phone interview). In the 1 on 1 interview the hiring manager wants to see the candidates personality come out and make a connection with the hiring manager. Most times an offer is issued right at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would I handle a situation in which I am on the phone with a customer who does regular business with me, when a customer who I have been trying to reach unsuccesfully calls me?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation for this position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at CDW in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was a pleasant experience, the recuriter was great she told me everything that would happen next. I was very happy to get the offer letter.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at CDW in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied on CDW's website, received a phone call the next day from CDW's recruiter. Consisted of a brief phone interview, basically screening me to see if I'd be a good fit for the position. Went into CDW the next day for a face to face interview with the hiring manager and an associate. Was very laid back. Both parties seemed very nice and knew what they were looking for. Received a phone call two hours later extending an offer. Was honestly the quickest interview process I've ever been through. The recruiter even said that this was extremely fast and was very surprised how quickly it went.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time that you had to defend a decision you made?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever had to persuade someone to see things your way?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the offer so didn't feel it necessary to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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