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CDW is a sinking ship, get Krasny back and Zeman, they know how to motivate people and take care of the employees.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Mettawa, IL
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mettawa, IL

I have been working at CDW

Pros

You have an opportunity to earn a lot of money in sales. Other positions are average pay.

Cons

No work life balance
No matter what the goals is, your never there
They keep changing compensation
They keep taking accounts from Sales
Directors, Sr. Directors, Bill Weaver are very disconnected from what has made CDW great
They are turing the place into a bunch of average to below average sales people
It looks like HP and Dell from an inside perspective
People are leaving in huge numbers and Management does not care

Advice to ManagementAdvice

start rewarding people, stop cutting compensation. Wake up, were losing tenured account managers every day and they are taking their accounts with them. The economy is impacting our business and give some people goal relief. Sr. Management has killed the moral of the sales people. WAKE UP, morale is at the lowest level in history! Your paying people in non sales positions a lot of money to do nothing. Pipeline, meetings and spreasheets don't produce sales. The Berbee integration was a joke and no one in upper management will be held accountable. (just blame account managers, than write them up and fire them) Alienate your best account managers, then justify why they leave ,as a good!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for CDW

  1.  

    Stay Focused on what you want to get out of this place, or don't come at all and keep looking... no handouts here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Socially a great company that treats you fairly for the most part... however, middle management are completely unqualified drones who will not think outside the box and are more than happy to collect their paychecks. If you are really good at kissing up to these people you will be taken care of... so if you know this going in and want to play this game... then it is a good place to be.

    Cons

    In a bad market... this would be very tough to start right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand where you want to be, and how you actually got to where we are at. We were always smarter, more aggressive, more motivated, and could move more quickly than our competition... that is no longer the case. No one is motivated... aside from the sales teams, and they are losing their mojo as well, do to a sagging economy and middle management that doesn't understand the end game.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stick it out the first year and you'll be fine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    There is a lot of money to be made at CDW if you're willing to put in the effort. They say you will want to quit this job three times during your first year. This is true but if you can stick it out, you'll see the rewards. I get the feeling that people who talk bad about this job didn't have the drive or motivation to work. You can not be afraid to pick up the phone and call people that most times do not want to speak to you. That's just part of the job. If you can get past that part, you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Low base salary for the first year. If you can manage your finances for one year, you should be ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the base salary higher.

    No opinion of CEO
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