CDW Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    My first 20 months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Madison, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well managed company, both upper IT and consulting services

    Cons

    Too much of sales is still stuck in the reseller business.... but they are changing their ways..

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the path you are on.... you have great partnerships with Cisco, EMC (vmware) etc. Try to work on your Microsoft relationship more...

  2. Best place to be a consultant... EVER!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior UC Consultant in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Senior UC Consultant in Wausau, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay, low billable requirement. Constant project pipeline. Excellent management. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lower vacation time than most.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more vacation?

  3. Long Time employee, zero room for growth.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong company financials, company is growing year to year currently.

    Cons

    Low salaries, and zero effort in getting market value for job done.

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  5. Corporate environment highlights

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Backbone Operations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Backbone Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid to high end of the market salary ranges. Benefits are average to market standard.

    Cons

    For a technology provider, CDW lacks being a cutting edge corporation. They are behind in offering coworkers operational tools needed to work more efficiently. Advertise to potential hires as offering a reasonable work/life balance - which does not exist. Coworkers told business needs must be a priority.

    Advice to Management

    360 Reviews a must!!!

  6. Great work environment

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers, good potential for upwards mobility within the IT sales industry

    Cons

    Life for corporate seems to be much more difficult than federal, try to apply for the fed class if possible, high turnover, must survive on 25k base for a while until you grow your book of business.

    Advice to Management

    Raise base salary to retain sales resp

  7. Helpful (1)

    New employee - Great Starting point into the industry!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Churn and Burn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lunches from business partners
    Happy hours from business partners

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Snarky remarks made if you leave the office at 5:00PM instead of staying an extra hour or so
    The fact that they continually hire new account managers a few times every year is telling.

    Advice to Management

    Raise commissions for current employees, giving them incentive to stay with the company for a longer period of time.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company to work for as a Consultant!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Ok as a Resume Builder

    • 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

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

    Pros

    The best part of working for CDW is that I am able to work from home. I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    There is an unwillingness on upper management's part to admit a lack of resources. The workload is untenable. Upper management is dismissive to coworker concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough staff to run the department effectively. Do not treat people like they are disposable or they will leave.

  11. Great coworker focus, great work life balance, great perks

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Set expectations of extensive, lengthy onboarding

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