CDW

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CDW Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
654 Reviews
4.0
654 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 69 reviews)

  • Many coworkers have the ability to work from home a day or two a week (in 18 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 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Interview and Training Process!

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've only recently started at CDW but even two weeks in I can tell the culture here is like no other. From day one, all of our trainers and guest speakers have been very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Everyone I speak to in the company I ask them how long they have been here and what do they love. Unanimously I am told they love the atmosphere. They encourage participation, continuous training and everyone says there a huge salary potential.

    Cons

    Like many jobs, it's not going to come easy. They do expect us to put in the time to become knowledgeable about technology and still manage to communicate what we know to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Eatontown, NJ

    I have been working at CDW as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    CDW is a great place to work, great teammates and lot of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    the only cons is not to work for CDW

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say, very satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great environment with friendly staff!

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    The people are awesome. They take time to train their employees and they promote within the company

    Cons

    They pay is low for starting off. You really have to put in time and work your way up.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful company

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Great place to work, great work/life balance. Everyone is super helpful, an management enables you to take on initiatives.

    Cons

    Salary is challenging for non sales teams despite taking on large initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great, forward thinking company that is the best at what they do

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

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

    Pros

    There is unlimited earning potential (all based on how hard you are willing to work and how well you work with others), flexible management, ability to work from home, varied internal and external career paths (including partner companies)

    Cons

    large corporations have many layers of bureaucracy, some sales / leaders teams have a narrow and selfish view causing conflicts, turnover for new hires is high (many don't give it a chance long enough or put in the work the build the book of business)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Vendor Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Partner Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, lot's of perks, good training/development

    Cons

    Below industry pay pretty much across the board, which is why they have problems retaining talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep losing all you top salesmen, managers, and specialists without it eventually effecting your bottom line. Pay people what they deserve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience at CPE was excellent. They take care of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Use Tax Auditor in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Sales and Use Tax Auditor in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at CDW as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot there if you are willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    There were really no cons to working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company, but advancement limited

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ

    I worked at CDW full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Senior executives make good decisions, staying in front of the curve.

    Cons

    Large company.... easy to get lost in the mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more honest discussions with front line employees to determine challenges and plan to overcome them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed my time at CDW

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at CDW full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was in a non-sales position. The benefits are great, time off is generous once you hit 3 years. In my department office culture was great as was work-life balance (2 work from home days per week).

    Cons

    no more than 10% increase in pay no matter what type of promotion or position you were going to.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good while you are performing

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    The company is highly capable at managing transactions so you can have confidence selling them.

    Cons

    The income seems to get tweeked in a negative way annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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