CDW Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at CDW

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and the Family Atmosphere to the culture

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible to remote offices

  2. Great start for those who want a career in technology. Can also be a long term career as well!

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

    I have been working at CDW full-time

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

    Pros

    **REVIEW FOR K12 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT MANAGER**
    -Great work/life balance, flexible hours
    -If you have the dedication, you can make great money after just a couple years.
    -Very easy to continue your career at another technology company as well
    -Young, fun and energetic atmosphere
    -Vendors come in with free giveaways all the time

    Cons

    -Experience can vary drastically depending on which segment you cover as an Account Manager
    -Vacation time is decent, could be a little better
    -Low base pay early, but do your job and after a year that will change

    Advice to Management

    Not many changes needed, would be nice to have the base pay raised just a little.

  3. 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.

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  5. Awesome work place...

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great partnerships with a lot of people, good benefits. you can make alof of $$$ here as long as you work. If CDW isn't a place, it is a great spot to start and get a lot of experience for another position either inside the company or somewhere else.

    Cons

    Some territories are not as lucrative as the next so, it will get challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time on the younger employees. Rather than just hiring more.

  6. Great launching pad or career if it's what you want

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT

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

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

    Pros

    There is a great opportunity to make a lot of money, not travel and work 8-5. There is also opportunity for lateral movement to other departments or getting into one of the partners. It all depends what you want to do and making it happen.

    Cons

    It gets boring. You do the same thing most of the time and it can get annoying feeling like you're a customer service rep at times. Additionally, there can be a bit of a frat mentality.

    Advice to Management

    More focus and development on remote offices.

  7. Below Average

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Training, Decent Benefits plenty of free lunches nad perks from vendors

    Cons

    Salary is an absolute joke no education required to work as an Account Manager, Comp Plan is awful and turnover is extremely high. Might make money if you wait several years and get a good account or 2 when people start to leave with the IPO. Get your training stay for a year or two then get out ASAP!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees, recruit actual talent not just college kids willing to take a 25k base salary, give newer account managers some decent accounts if they prove themselves within the first year or you will never retain any talent

  8. Great company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    I am in technology sales so there is always something new to speak with the customer about. Great young company - average age is between 25 and 29. Just went public.

    Cons

    Same as any sales - compensation. This negative is not even about the pay - it is about the commissions an Account Manager should keep. They do not always let you keep what you earned.

    Advice to Management

    Just let account managers keep a higher portion of their commissions. Other than that, no gripes.

  9. Cut Your Teeth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn. They have great people working here. Both in management and base level. If you work hard you can make decent money here. This is a great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Base pay was crummy, hard to get new accounts / grow accounts in the government side of things. To focused on metrics instead of results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Improve the base pay and get some quality people in. The shotgun approach of getting people in with low ball salaries is tough.

  10. Management lacks any experience, do your time and move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at CDW

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    No one gets fired (thats a big negative too!)
    Form great relationships

    Cons

    Managers have no experience and it shows
    Mostly friends of managers, directors get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Change how you treat your top performers .
    Lots of employees waiting for IPO and will then leave

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