CDW
3.4 of 5 494 reviews
www.cdw.com Vernon Hills, IL 5000+ Employees

CDW Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.4 494 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards

Thomas E. Richards

(163 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Outside of work, the company is proactive is creating work life balance with you"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Great place to start IT sales career, learn a lot in a short time"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is sometimes quite a bit of turnover among the inside account managers"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Low base salary compared to other sales jobs"
    in 28 reviews
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Great place to work! Puts co-workers and their families as a high priority.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW

ProsIncreases in pay, caring managers, incenetives, stock plans, and much more.

ConsNone so far. I am sure there are some, but I really love it.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus on coworkers and keep doing what you are doing.

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Culture is awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW full-time

ProsThe people are a real joy to work with!!

ConsMore consistency across the board is needed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Established Company with Great Support

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsStrong and structured program with endless support from team members; company culture is welcoming, fun, and comfortable while still maintaining professionalism; various opportunities for growth.

ConsI honestly don't have one bad experience while working at this company and wish my situation hadn't called for me needing to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! The work environment is great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's what you make of it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW full-time

ProsGood work life balance, generally good people work there, lots of chances for advancement in home office.

ConsVery difficult to get promoted in remote offices. Branch offices very much a boys club if they don't like you you aren't getting promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementA cost of living adjustment would be great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company and corporate culture

Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

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

ProsComing in on the ground floor does not mean that's where you'll stay. Most field and management sales positions are filled by internal promotions rather than outside hires. There is also flexibility to change your account territory after proving your competence.

Cons-Low base pay, but that shouldn't matter to sales working on commission.
-Luck of the draw on account territory - The hiring class will tell you what segment your territory will be (med/lar, state/local gov, federal gov, education, ect.), but it's luck of the draw on accounts. You will be given a set of named accounts that could be full of potential or locked out of doing business, and the expectation is to grow that set while bringing on net new customers. This means working on multiple complex projects simultaneously, so time mgmt. is key.

Advice to Senior ManagementCDW's IPO has only slightly changed the corporate culture's dynamic. Focus on retaining the coworker talent that got the company back to IPO.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat company. Lots of long time employees, and employees that have left, only to come back. CDW maintains an outstanding group culture, and treats their employees well.

ConsWould like to see more investment in engineering resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CDW full-time

ProsCompany cares about employees and contributes to positive charities.

ConsNeeds to be more opportunities from within for people who have been there for years.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job on asking for feedback from your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI really like working at this company

ConsThere are no cons to working here

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start a carreer

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGood work environment, perks from vendors are nice.

Consbase pay and commission structure is very low.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation plan needs to improve significantly. I couldn't afford to live in Chicago my first year working there and many people have two jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Alright

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CDW

ProsThorough training, good team environment

Conssmall book of business to start, low base pay, seems more about the metrics than sales

Advice to Senior Managementspread out accounts more

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