CDW Canada Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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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 Management

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


  2. Account Manager

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

    I worked at CDW Canada (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very solid training program -constantly food and snacks being catered -vendor expos (product training, networking opportunity) -tons of cool swag and prizes from vendors trying to get you to sell their products -great way to get recruited for another sales role (once training is complete, recruiters will come after you) but you have to be willing to make the sacrifice to put in your time in this undesirable situation. For this reason and this reason only --- I would recommend to a friend.

    Cons

    -Terrible base pay (commission can be decent but very difficult to earn high commission when your available client base is only small businesses --- all medium/large clients are allocated to long time veterans) -Long training period (earning a couple dollars above minimum wage) -Someone forgot to tell them this isn't Wolf of Wallstreet (they think it is - I wish it was) -Very much BoilerRoom/Glengary Glenross type of people -Cut throat -Long work hours -Mississauga -extremely high turnover -Essentially a glorified Future Shop call centre

    Advice to Management

    It's 2015. Hire a consultant to help you change your office culture. Become a desired employer. Do more than give out cool things - make the work enjoyable to create happier employees.


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    Overall Review

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

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks like attendance at many different events. For sales reps they make good money if they put in a solid effort. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Management takes forever to make decisions, and in many cases makes the wrong one. Not a lot of opportunity for growth within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to make your coworkers feel rewarded/valued. Positions outside of sales are underpaid and under appreciated.


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  5. Sales gig

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW Canada

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn quite a bit about sales, and over the phone etiquette

    Cons

    Long hours for subsistence pay no room for growth have to endure a long time in company before commission makes a difference


  6. Upbeat and competitive culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to kickstart your career. it's a tough company for work for but if you like to be challenged and pushed to your potential, this is a great place to work!

    Cons

    A fairly flat organization so past a certain stage, it's hard to work your way up.


  7. Young, vibrant, and goal driven

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, young average age for the entire company

    Cons

    Limited room to grow for career

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more transparent about strategies and plans.


  8. Sales Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Best IT sales company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Best Company Ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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