CDW

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CDW Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
726 Reviews
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726 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer (in 71 reviews)

  • Many coworkers have the ability to work from home a day or two a week (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance - great if you are single, not if you have a family (in 18 reviews)

  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company to work for as a Consultant!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Voice Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Network Voice Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    + People passionate about technology
    + Excellent technology support group
    + The collective brilliance and technical knowledge is mind boggling
    + Geeks rule!!

    Cons

    + At times you are reminded that you are still part of a big red machine kinda company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    New employee - Great Starting point into the industry!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Renewal Specialist
    Current Employee - Partner Renewal Specialist

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Collaborative Environment
    - Satisfactory pay scale
    - Benefits

    Cons

    None that I can see at the moment, every job has it ups and downs. The only thing that matters is how you deal with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job so far...no issues, open door policy, easy communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great coworker focus, great work life balance, great perks

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Opportunities to work from home
    Opportunities for promotion
    Great work / life balance
    Great support structure
    Great perks

    Cons

    Organizational learning curve is extensive
    Onboarding process needs updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set expectations of extensive, lengthy onboarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good corporate culture and hard, long work days early pay dividend in later years

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    CDW has a good corporate culture. Those people who are looking for a challenging sales position in the technology industry will excel. Hard work with long hours in the first year will benefit you down the road. It's deemed the hardest job to make 25k-30k year 1, 30k-50k year 2, and the easiest 50k+ job after year 2. Hard work and long hours are imperative to succeeding and increasing pay. Decent benefits - PPO health plan is good and HAP plan is also available, Flex account, dental, vision, 401k, some sick days & some vacation. No weekend workdays and ability to go to sporting events with clients if AZ is in territory. Lots of vendor clothes and other 'stuff' (candy, mirrors, phone chargers, coffee mugs, pens, materials, etc given out, as well as many opportunities for happy hours and free lunches provided by vendors.

    Cons

    Low salary but warranted because of upside down the road. Year 1 earnings are dismal. Training days are long and repetitive so quick learners can become bored easily. Sick day and vacation accrual is mediocre. Tough to make commission in year 1. Salary goes away after year 4. Hefty sales goals, but goals should be hard to obtain to drive motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, great company. The career is only for quality, productive professionals --as it should be. Excellent job building this technology solutions engine. Hats off, thank you.

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

    Great first sales job - Unbelievable Training Program

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

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

    Pros

    The account manager training program is an industry best. I was 100% prepared for this position after the "Academy".

    Cons

    Low base pay, long hours - but you get out of it what you put into it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire from within, and nurture young talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome work culture, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to build a solid book of business and make money in the first year but if you stick with it, lots of opportunities

  8.  

    I enjoy working at CDW

    • 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

    Pros

    The company cares about its coworkers, although contractors are not able to receive all of these perks.

    Cons

    CDW may run too lean on personnel during projects. Compensation shouldn't always be driven by metrics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Very good training and resources

    Cons

    They did not offer enough pay

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Allowed to go to the gym during work, and to run your business on your own without getting micromanaged.

    Cons

    You have to do everything on your own from account acquisition to following up on late payments with the customers accounting department. It becomes tedious sometimes and takes time away for more proactive activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the top places to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Product Management in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits and perks and shares it's success with it's coworkers.

    Cons

    The salaries in some departments could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideally, promotions should be from within and based upon seniority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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