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CDW Reviews in Shelton, CT

Updated May 8, 2014
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3.2 6 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards

Thomas E. Richards

(2 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer(in 58 reviews)

  • Many coworkers have the ability to work from home a day or two a week(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • There is sometimes quite a bit of turnover among the inside account managers(in 33 reviews)

  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning(in 32 reviews)

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    Awesome work place...

    Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

    ProsAwesome 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time on the younger employees. Rather than just hiring more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) Shelton, CT

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementMore focus and development on remote offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

    ProsI 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cut Your Teeth

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Shelton, CT

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsBase 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Below Average

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

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

    ConsSalary 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 Senior ManagementPay 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management lacks any experience, do your time and move on

    Field Account Executive (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange how you treat your top performers .
    Lots of employees waiting for IPO and will then leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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