CDW Interview Questions in Mettawa, IL

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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    Account Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and screening with simple interview questions, followed by a face to face interview with management that consists of more professional questions pertaining to a career in sales, why you would like to do sales, strengths, weakness, situational questions about times of adversity.call back if accepted and then drug screening before job is finalized

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Corporate Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CDW in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter who took some time to go over my expectations and get to know me. He then set up a phone interview with himself about a week later. At the conclusion of the phone interview, he requested to set up a face-to-face interview with a Hiring Manager, which I gladly accepted. On the date of my face-to-face interview, the recruiter met me at reception and spent a few minutes making sure I didn't have any questions or concerns before the interview, followed by a brief tour of the building and some of the benefits of working for CDW. After the tour, I sat down with the Hiring Manager for roughly an hour, during which he conducted a "behavioral" interview. It seemed like he was more interested in having a conversation and getting to know me and my personality than he was in reviewing my Resume, yet again. All in all, a very refreshing and seemingly effective process!

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an instance in which you went above and beyond the call of your job or performed a task that was not specifically expected of you.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    While it took a long time to get in to interview the interview process went smoothly and the hiring process after that wasquick. The interviewer was very friendly and to the point but helped me feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was fair. The hiring manager and I went back and forth on a few points. I feel the hiring manager truly heard me and told me what they could and couldn't do and why. It was a win/win situation in the end.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    A couple of short phone conversations, then face to face with hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • nothing was difficult, its a job mainly for college kids so no real curve balls   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CDW.

    Interview Details

    After speaking with an HR representative on the phone and being asked many behavioral-type questions, I was then offered an interview at an office with a sales manager. I met with someone who showed me around the building first, and then prepared me for the interview by answering questions and giving me expectations for the interview. I then met with the manager, who was laid back and asked me more behavioral type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The manager noticed I had changed professions and industries, so he asked me why I decided to leave the industry I was in for a job in sales.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Small Business Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mettawa, IL
    Interview Details

    was referred by a friend who received a $50 bonus upon my completion of 30 days. i was called and briefly screened a week after submitting my resume, and asked to come in for an interview on the same call. i interviewed with a sales manager in a small interview room in the mettawa location. process was straight forward, and i was asked a short assortment of commonly asked questions regarding my skills, employment, and education. i received an offer on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • how does your education apply to your potential career in inside sales?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at CDW in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Standard stuff. Tell me about your resume, a time you overcame a challenge, strengths/weaknesses, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    100+ cold calls a day for $25k a year? Uh, no.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at CDW in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was ridiculously rushed. I was interviewed by phone and after a day I got a call back telling me that if I wanted to be considered for the job, I had to do an onsite interview within 4 days. (I got that call on a Wednesday night). I went to the interview got an offer a day later.

    But then, I get told by the recruiter. "Oh, and if you want the job you have to start Monday." This was during a phone call on the Friday night before.

    Right there I declined the offer. They have no sense of courtesy towards the people they interview and have no respect for people's time.

    Interview Questions
    • You have a customer that ordered a printer of a certain brand and model, but we don't have the printer in stock. What do you do in order to 1) not loose the sale 2) give the customer what he wants?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was given a few days notice of a MANDATORY starting date. If I couldn't make their starting date, I wouldn't be hired. So I told NO.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Al questions were very straight forward, mostly behavior-related questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotions - 25k base plus commission
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CDW in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through careerbuilder.com. They found my resume. I had a recruiter send me an email to see if I was interested in the position. The next followed by a phone interview, then a 1v1 interview, then another phone interview with my regional manager.

    Interview questions are easy. If you want the job just show a lot of interest and find all the interview questions online and prepare them accordingly for a sales job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO NEGOTIATIONS! Will not budge
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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