CDW Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Aug 30, 2015
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    Telephony Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Senior Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    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

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    Corporate Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    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

    There was no negotiation for this position

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    Helpdesk Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in October 2010.

    Interview

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

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    Sales Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    Proposal Writer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    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

    I did not negotiate, as the initial offer was satisfactory

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mettawa, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CDW (Mettawa, IL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Great interview process. they give you good prep for the phone interview & for the actual interview too. if you read the prep & prepare answers, you'll do fine. The recruiter explained everything in full detail to me about the job. the interview questions are behavior based. I had a phone interview on a Friday & an in person interview on the following Monday. Offer made on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you solved a customer complaint.   1 Answer
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    Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    It was multiple in-person technical and professional interviews. Began with a technical phone screen and lead to four in-person interviews. These interviews were technical and professional in nature. They were looking for strong technical skills and a culture fit.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you handle working with a difficult client?   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Laid back relaxing but high sales conversation and in depth questions. Many questions about your drive, competitiveness, and your definition of success. They stress a lot on expectations and if you're ready to meet and go above and beyond.

    Interview Questions

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