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CDW Reviews in Chandler, AZ

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
631 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer (in 59 reviews)

  • Many coworkers have the ability to work from home a day or two a week (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning (in 33 reviews)

  • There is sometimes quite a bit of turnover among the inside account managers (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Because of CDW's uncapped commissions, people who put in the time and effort can see serious paychecks after a couple of years. Vendors will also constantly bring in food and host happy hours and other events. I also enjoy a great deal of control how I build my business- I get to decide which customers I want to work with and which technologies I want to talk about.

    Cons

    The pay early on can be difficult, but what I dislike most about CDW is how arbitrary and inconsistent account growth can be. While a coworkers success is ultimately decided by their skill and effort, it can be frustrating to see people on one team get great accounts reassigned to them, while being on a team where there are very few accounts to go around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great starting pay, great career options, great training, Insanely friendly work environment

    Cons

    My only regret is that I didn't apply sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chandler, AZ - Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been employed with CDW for 7 years and love coming to work each day. The Chandler office has a great culture –fast paced and results driven. Hard work is rewarded and top performers in sales earn a lot of money. The company offers a great classroom training program and ongoing curriculum for leadership and personal development. Coworkers are dedicated to improving the business and our corporate environment. It’s common to see your peers volunteer their time to increase opportunities around work/life balance and professional development. Lots of fun opportunities to give back and volunteer with a variety of charities. CDW offers tuition reimbursement, vacation time, free lunches/outings, subsidized gym memberships, dry cleaning delivery, mother’s nursing rooms, and a free dietitian. Overall the people and our leadership teams that work here are fantastic!

    Cons

    Sales is not for everyone. This is a culture that requires a strong work ethic and you are responsible for your performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Account Manager- Med/Lar Chandler AZ

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CDW has been one of the best jobs I have had. This is a professional enviroment, but it isnt taken too seriously either. People have fun, managment has been great, Vendors sponsor a lot of happy hours and sporting events.

    Cons

    This is a sales job that comes with stress. Be aware, you are held accountable and you are soley responsible for making your numbers and hitting your required efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion, the base salary is pretty crappy. More tenured people make A LOT more money than new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardest job I have ever had for the least amount of money... period!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager Small Business  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager Small Business in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at CDW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vendors prizes, gifts, awards were a perk along with sports games and food they offered!

    Cons

    Terrible pay, small business market was impossible to keep up with other more established divisions; re-organization of your accounts against your will; "corporate" environment, not family friendly, "Boiler Room" attitude...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting pay by at least $5-10K

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The hardest job you'll have, but the most rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As much training and development as you could ever want from a company. You get what you put into this, so know your worth and apply now!

    Cons

    Not everyone is ready to manage their own business. If you aren't a survivor, don't bother.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to start, not a long term fit for most

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    Lots of catered lunches
    The internal systems are very easy to maneuver
    Personally, I had an awesome manager who understand the difficulties of the job
    Not micro managed at all
    Never had anyone say anything about your effort numbers, just don't be the lowest

    Cons

    CDW cannot compete on price. All day long you talk to customers who can get the same product cheaper somewhere else and possibly even with free shipping. Also, in the AZ office, their is not a lot of room for advancement. They talk about senior AM and executive AM, but that is all crap. It is still a account manager. Their are AM's and Sales Managers and that is it. Long term, I just do not think that the potential is their. Also, they recognize that their is a lot of turnover. Their philosophy is to hire 20 people in hopes of 2 making it and selling a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people. It has become to cluttered with less opportunity for the true good account managers that would make more money for both the company and themselves

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    CDW-G is all about growing, adapting and learning to find new ways to help customers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    -Great Staff
    -Great Resources
    -Great training
    -Lots of free stuff
    -Great benefits
    -Good opportunity to make money

    Cons

    -Willing to deal with a low starting salary
    -Must be a self-motivated person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the starting salary to help people make CDW a home long term. People need money to live.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    wast of time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    really good experience if you are willing to put up with it
    lots of free lunch
    lots of happy hours

    Cons

    the pay is off as with the commission structure for people in SMB. CDW loves to take away accounts for account managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your coworkers and know that there is a very big issue with the commission structure for SMB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    It's an OK place to work if you don't mind cold calling without leads and making your dials.

    Cons

    No leads what so ever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!!!

    No opinion of CEO

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