Recent Updates
  • CDW update
    9 days ago

    Check out our new Enterprise Command Center located in Vernon Hills, Illinois:

    CDW Expands Cloud and Managed Services Capabilities With New Enterprise Command Center

    CDW cuts the ribbon today on its second Enterprise Command Center (ECC), located in Vernon Hills, Ill., adding to its national network of data centers and hosting facilities that has helped customers solve real business problems for more than 16 years. The new ECC again expands CDW's managed ...

  • CDW update
    16 days ago

    Congratulations to our CEO, Tom Richards, for being named one of CRN's Most Influential Executives of 2015!

    The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2015

    22. Thomas Richards Chairman, CEO CDW The IT sales execution kingpin has consistently delivered higher sales growth than the overall U.S. IT market since taking the helm nearly four years ago. In 2014, Thomas Richards delivered 12 percent sales growth, bringing annual sales to $12.1 billion.


CDW – Why Work For Us?

​​Companies today are only as strong as the technology that supports them. That's where we come in. At CDW, we go far beyond delivering high-tech products. We provide customized services. And we deliver solutions. Design them. Improve them. Optimize them.

Businesses trust CDW to maximize their technology investment because they know our people get IT. They put out the fires. Calm perfect storms. And they do it on a daily basis — and have been for over 25 years. In fact, it's made us the leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare in the United States and Canada.

​​Working at CDW​​

It's fun and challenging. Every day, we encourage over 6,900 CDW coworkers to "make things happen." And they do. They've made CDW the nation's best direct technology providers for business, government, education and healthcare. Thanks to our highly motivated coworkers, CDW has earned every major corporate workplace award multiple times. We are very serious when it comes to providing a stimulating work environment for coworkers to use their brainpower. It's why CDW attracts the best. People who are innovators. People who are passionate and dedicated. People who are problem solvers. People who get IT.

Are you one of them?​​​​

CDW is a company that gets IT. We realize the importance of personal and professional development, and that your professional success is just as crucial as your personal well being. That is why CDW is 100% committed to the development of every coworker's personal and professional life. We call it Total Wellness. We offer programs, tools and resources to help you achieve your professional goals, as well as your physical, emotional and financial goals. It's The CDW Way and the right way to run a business.​​​

The CDW Way

  • We run our business with passion and integrity.
  • We empower others to do their jobs.
  • We keep our commitments.
  • We treat others with respect.
  • We resolve conflict directly.
  • We listen.
  • We include stakeholders in the decision process.
  • We live our "philosophies of success" every day.
  • We make things happen.



You never know where your military career will lead you. When you're ready for the next challenge, you're ready for CDW. You already get the values we believe in. Teamwork. Drive. Completing the mission. In other words, you're one of the "People Who Get IT." As you transition from the military to the civilian world, you'll want to work with people who get IT. CDW people. We offer a challenging and rewarding culture. We offer many career paths. And we offer the support to help you launch a successful new career that utilizes your military training and skills. That's one reason why CDW is consistently recognized among the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers by G.I. Jobs. 

Check out Trasnitioning Military jobs here


Army PaYS Program: CDW is a proud partner of the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, guaranteeing job interviews to qualified soldiers upon completion of their military service.

Internal Engagement and Support of CDW Veteran Coworkers: Including a supplemental pay program for active military coworkers for a period of up to two years.

Operation Homefront: Partnering with Operation HomeLINK, CDW equips our troops with computers, to ease communications between deployed soldiers and their families. Since 2005, CDW has completed 11 events donating, on average, 100 computers or more per event.

Touchdown for the Troops: In collaboration with Intel, CDW provides junior military enlisted soldiers and their families with refurbished computers. For every touchdown the Washington Redskins score, CDW and Intel donate a computer to a military family.

Operation Support Our Troops Illinois: This drive provides an opportunity for CDW coworkers and community members to drop off goods for overseas troops.

Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (Silver Sponsor in 2010 and Gold Sponsor in 2011): This event promotes the rehabilitation of Veterans with disabilities through adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, and introduces them to other adaptive recreational activities and sports.

CDW hires on ability. It's that simple. The power of diversity and inclusion has been engrained in our culture since CDW was founded. Long before it was a corporate buzzword, or "good business." CDW views diversity as the critical foundation to run a smart business. It all comes down to intellectual horsepower. We get that brainpower from every culture, background, perspective and experience leads to success.

Commitment to Our Coworkers

  • CDW Military & Allies Resource Council
  • African Heritage Network
  • iHOLA! (Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement)
  • Pan Asian Council
  • Women's Opportunity Network
  • GLOBAL (Gay, Lesbian Organization for Business, Allies and Leadership)
  • The Eatontown Business Resource Group
  • The Voorhees Business Resource Group
  • 1850…Rising (The Chandler Business Resource)

Business Resource Groups – Coworker Resource Networks

  • Leverage diverse perspectives and experiences to address real business challenges
  • Provide developmental opportunities for coworkers to grow professionally and personally
  • Foster an inclusive workplace that encourages and enables all coworkers to excel

Our coworkers also make things happen in the community. We encourage it. We support it. And we put money behind it. It's been that way for more than 25 years. CDW and our coworkers have contributed millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours improving the communities we do business in and making a difference in peoples' lives. Because we don't just invest in our business or our customers' success, we invest in the communities we call home.

CDW supports our coworkers by offering one paid Community Service Day off per year. Participation is entirely voluntary. The following is just a few of the organizations our coworkers have helped.

Community Service Partners

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Cancer Society
  • Chicago Cares
  • Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Junior Achievement
  • American Red Cross

Corporate Philanthropy

We support a wide range of programs around the nation.

  • The Center for Enriched Living (CEL)
  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Operation Homefront
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Junior Achievement
  • I.C. Stars

CDW Reviews

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    It is a fast-paced, winning culture that allows you to positively affect many people, both personally and professionally

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    Current Employee - Manager, Strategic Solutions & Services in Chicago, IL
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    1. The People - At CDW, relationships matter...with Customers, Partners, Community and each other 2. The Culture - Every day is different, and there is never a dull moment 3. The Values - Everything we do revolves around the Customer. Success means never being satisfied and we operate our business with passion and integrity.


    The pace of change in our industry is, at times, overwhelming, and we are often asked to do more with the same amount of resources...or sometimes less. But, with the right mix of time management, prioritization and communication, successfully navigating constant change is achievable.

    Advice to Management

    Within a performance-based culture, such as CDW's, the focus on success is important. Allowing our Coworkers to maintain a positive work/life balance is also important to prevent overload and burnout.

CDW Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at CDW.


    pleasant, about 20 minutes long, behavioral questions, was offered to apply for another better paying position better suited to my experience than the one I applied for which was exciting.

    Interview Questions

    • a lot of " tell me about a time..."   Answer Question

CDW Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Information Technology , ComputerWorld, 2013
Best for Vets Employers , Military Times EDGE, 2013
Top 100 Military Friendly Employers , GI Jobs, 2013
InformationWeek 500 , InformationWeek, 2013
Fortune 500 , Fortune, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Vernon Hills, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (CDW)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

CDW is a Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of integrated information technology (IT) solutions in the U.S. and Canada. We help our 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs. For the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2014, the company ... More

Mission: At CDW, everything we do revolves around meeting the needs of our customers. We enable our business, government, education and healthcare customers to maximize their competitive advantage through integrated information technology solutions.

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