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CDW Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
623 Reviews
4.0
623 Reviews
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CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards
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261 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to build a career

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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 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.  

    Relatively Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance mostly, great team members

    Cons

    Pay well below the market unless you are in sales warning good commission. Poor recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually act on feedback from employees

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

    Excellent place with excellent people.

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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

    At CDW I feel appreciated an challenged to perform at the highest levels. It is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved, but every year the leadership conducts a survey to find out what they can do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your vision and care for your employees is a stellar example that other companies should strive to achieve. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Account Manager

    • 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

    Work Life Balance is Amazing

    Cons

    Very hard to make money

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Excellent healthcare package and employee benefits

    Cons

    The cafeteria could be a little more accommodating but otherwise excellent food

  7.  

    I've only been working here for a few weeks and I already love it.

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

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

    Pros

    Aside from the amazing benefits, there are plenty of opportunities to grow within the company and to make 6 figures pretty quickly.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training program is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Account rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at CDW for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money, career growth, perks, good start to a sales career

    Cons

    Can be pretty dull if you are not really into the details of certain technologies

  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Architect  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    large company that has many opportunities. Has both an inside team and an outside field team that work well together in Indiana. They take care of their people well. Good opportunities to work with many different technologies. there is a good level of communication from management to the field.

    Cons

    there are limited paths for advancement, Compensation might be a bit on the low side. The ability to deliver on solutions is excellent in some areas but is lacking in others, I don't see this changing soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not presume to give advice, I don't have the big picture. Things are what they are and there is no place that is perfect to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Culture/a little light on compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very innovative, excellent support and resources and wonderful work environment

    Cons

    Still a little committed to inside model while build field. Models are not compatible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than push inside management to field roles, bring in some new blood for fresh perspective. No doubt successful inside personnel deserve advancement but field management should have field experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big promises, but much of it has nothing to do with talent and a lot to do with random company placement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Location, friendly, great coworkers, training

    Cons

    Company size, growth opportunity, monotony, cubicle, salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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