CDW

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CDW Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
683 Reviews
3.9
683 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.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Representative
    Current Employee - Campus Representative

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for, they are very engaged with all employees

    Cons

    Being remote, communication can be a bit tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opens doors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CDW part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    will get you in front of any employer for an interview

    Cons

    strict hourly pay but easy position if you do what is asked of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the fun things you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CDW

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Leadership and company culture founded on the CDW Way. Company is totally committed to coworker engagement and development along with work/life balance. Truly listens to its coworkers and over the years has built a workout center on campus and offers hot lunches, dry cleaning services, coworker discounts, etc

    Cons

    Since I am relatively new to the Company I have not come across any Cons or negative issues after 3 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing by modeling the CDW Way and being committed to Coworker development, engagement, and work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with an outstanding culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Account Representative
    Current Employee - Field Account Representative

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

    Pros

    They reward your hard work and offer a competitive culture.

    Cons

    There are no cons, but you have to be willing to work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great 6 years until we switched bosses and it all went downhill from there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at CDW full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits,401k, won 3,000 bux Ina raffle my 2nd week, good people, they treat you good if you work hard.

    Cons

    Raises suck. Doesn't matter how much work you do or what your doing you still get paid the same. They start configuration techs at 12.31 and u work2pm to 11pm plus mandatory overtime. So ice gotten home at3 in the morning. They treat you like you are lucky you have a job because they will replace you in a second.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I quit after6 years because they hired someone to run the config center w no experience at all. They hire brown nosers as bosses and the bosses to do nothing at all But sit all day. They also put more work on the people who are dedicated to their job. Overall management is a joke in configs. I would still be there if they didn't hire a joke of a config supervisor and another supervisor who I worked next to for 6 years and decided to treat me like crap once he became boss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager Review

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    • 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

    Pros

    I have been a public sector Account Manager for 7 years. In a sales role you will not be micro-managed. There is the potential to make well over $100k if you end up in the correct segment.

    Cons

    Based salary is half of the industry standard. If you sell in the Public sector you must pay all the contract fees and freight out of your commissions; something they don't tell you in the recruiting process. It is nearly impossible for AM's to switch segments once hired. The training program does not teach you what you really need to know to be successful and their CRM tool is buggy and unstable. Limited travel to meet with your customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Public Sector AM's need a comp plan competitive with the rest of the industry. AM's need to be in front of their customers a minimum of once per quarter. Seasoned AM's should be allowed to live in their territories and telecommute(we sell this tech, lets use it). Our business model of only having inside sales and very few FAE's is a failing business model. Customers and partners all admit that they prefer to work with someone that is local and provides face time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Great Perks and able to build a strong network

    Cons

    No room for career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  9.  

    Great Stepping Stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a young, energetic atmosphere. I learned a lot about new emerging technologies in several different product categories. CDW has a great training program. They take on employees that do not have IT or sales experience. I was able to get the experience I needed for the next job. The hours are great. You can workout during the day. Great prizes and competitions.

    Cons

    The pay is low. A bad manager can really effect your development. CDW has ways of taking a little more than they should from commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The base pay should be higher.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    N/A

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, It is a place to pick up great contacts to keep. This is a great place for recent college grads, and great training program.

    Cons

    They tend to micro - manage people, promotions are based on time with the company not ability. If you love sales this is a place for you.

  11.  

    Inside Sales Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Training.

    Cons

    Low Base Pay, Lack of sufficient technical support and lack of formal mentorship for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more technical experts and Improve the base pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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