CDW Canada

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CDW Canada Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
21 Reviews
3.7
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Pros

    Great company with focused upper leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity continues to be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have diversity team however there is lack of leadership within diversity.

  2.  

    Sales Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CDW Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training. Clear career direction. High Competition.

    Cons

    Culture forced upon you. Employees are just a numbers game. Not very understanding of personal situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More understanding for employees. Having more sympathy for personal issues. Try to have the culture built from bottom up rather top bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, very good variable pay,fun and rewarding environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can make really nice money in about 3-4 years.
    Personal and Financial growth is tremendous if you are willing to put in the efforts.
    Company has great atmosphere ............work hard party hard.

    Cons

    Lots of hard work in cold calling on phone.
    Health benefits are average.
    Very few opportunities for vertical or parallel growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Field resources are not as well managed as the inside sales.
    The Enterprise Team is a serious question mark.
    Need to add more support Staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best IT sales company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work hard, play harder. For the account manager role: you can focus on making $100k+ in a couple years (3yrs is a good average) OR focus on applying for leadership roles (which also requires being great at sales & management) & Make well over $120k. You can do both too!

    Cons

    If you like a great work/life balance & are not serious about making some real money DO NOT fool yourself here!! Your# shows your efforts or lack of everyday & you will quit or gracefully forced to departure soon or late so apply for other jobs not sales,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your field people to work harder & measure their efforts just like you do for the inside team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best company I've ever worked at. So much opportunity, money, and such a great positive work environment to work in, learn and grow. Most definitely a place where you should at least try it once in your life, regardless if you stay or not.

    Cons

    You have to be able to sell over the phone and cold call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management wasn't bad. If anything I'd say less favoring of successful individuals and more bringing the weaker people to a level of the stronger ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a great company to work for - need to work really hard . you need to know what you want.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Pros

    The company is very young and growing continuously

    Cons

    Personal growth and career growth is very limited.
    High Turn Over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the employees and what they need ( in terms of Personal growth , career growth , etc...) as much as they focus on growing sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Pros

    good commission, perks, free lunches, trips, culture

    Cons

    training, cold calling, veterans, lots of pressure

  9.  

    Fast paced environment, not a job for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - It can be a great environment to work in
    - Great earning potential if you can make it
    - Career advancement if you want it
    - Training and development always available
    - Great experience for new graduates and people looking to get into sales

    Cons

    - Extremely competitive environment. Some reps prey on others accounts and steal them as
       soon as they can
    - Very little work life balance
    - Consistent pressure from management
    - Poor management of sales teams. Reps are often promoted that are good in sales but are
      horrible at leading a team or motivating people
    - Sr. Management is nearly non existent but claims to be involved
    - Reps need to keep a close eye on their pay cheques. Bonuses would be left off or not
      paid and management would claim the products were not shipped our couldn't be shipped
      even though the stock and available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen more to your employees
    - Time to increase base pay, it has not changed since the company started in Canada 7 years ago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work hard play harder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - CDW Canada - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay structure
    Lots of empowerment
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lots of cold calls
    Hard to start only see success 1year+ in

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employment at CDW Canada has been rewarding. The environment is collaborative, strategic, and focused on execution.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CDW Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Goals and vision are clear at corporate and at a local level.
    Opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry.
    Individual learning & development opportunities are always available.

    Cons

    Lean team focused on results, high level of commitment required to do your job well, at times creates an imbalance in the area of work/life. Family time is sacrificed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's difficult to deliver operating efficiencies when we do not have access to all of the tools and resources the US has. Simple IT requests that are considered day to day operational support take way too long to resolve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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