CDW Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards
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Pros
  • Management tries to be flexible with work life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Some flexibility concerning work from home (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Managers did not care about work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning (in 37 reviews)

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  1. New Employee Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - K-12 Business Development in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - K-12 Business Development in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture of support and teamwork, great benefits, opportunities for advancement, fun, technology, learn new things, challenges, pay for performance, recognize a job well done, organized and well managed company.

    Cons

    Haven't found any cons yet - been working here 3 weeks and everything has been great. Have already traveled for business and the arrangements were excellent. Needs and issued are addressed immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - the culture here is excellent - work hard, teamwork, have fun, recognition for good work, provide what employees want and need.


  2. Good atmosphere. Tough to make money

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hours. Fun people. Lot of free lunches and happy hours. Easy quota. Lots of fun events and trips

    Cons

    It can be difficult to make money. Can be very boring at times. A lot of pretending to work. Low base salary

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage your employees so hard because it comes off as annoying and distracting. Give employees more opportunities.


  3. Make it a career or your entrance into the tech industry (CDWG)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great work to life balance -Flexible hours -If you work hard enough, long enough, you're greatly rewarded -Great career opportunities. CDW employees are highly recruited by other tech companies -Vendors give a lot of good incentives, come in with new products to help you learn & sell

    Cons

    -First year is tough with low pay -Growth opportunity varies between segments and your segment is assigned at hire -Some managers more likely to micro manage than others

    Advice to Management

    Mostly doing a great job, but could up the base salary by $5,000 for new Account Managers that are struggling to get by the first year.


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  5. Great job with great perks

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young environment, great out of college, unlimited earnings, great perks (trips, freebies, etc)

    Cons

    small base salary for sales, mostly commission based


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, esp with free lunches, random perks, etc. management is easy going and atmosphere is laid back.

    Cons

    P The pay is not comparable to other companies in the area, especially for the position that I was in, which was contract analyst.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees much more, do a complete overhaul of the middle management, as most middle-management are unqualified and should not be in their positions at CDW.


  7. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Shelton, CT
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Churn and Burn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. Awesome work place...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Below Average

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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