CDW

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Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Vernon Hills, IL
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Vernon Hills, IL

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

Pros

Once you've established yourself at CDW, they can be very flexible with you. Flexible with the hours you work, allow you to work from home one or more days a week (depending on your department) and give you the room to do your job. If you put in the effort, you can be rewarded. Pay can be a little on the low-end to start, but if you do good work and know how to leverage your capabilities, you can get higher and higher. Overall CDW gives me an excellent work/life balance.

Cons

Things can move a little slowly at a big company such as this, especially one with roots in the catalog industry, long before the internet. As mentioned, pay can be a little on the low side, but they have some excellent extra perks and benefits to make up for that. One other con is it is in some cases easy for under-performers to stick around, discipline for those who don't contribute could be better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to get rid of the dead weight.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Senior Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Wonderful place to start your technology career. Exposure to many company becaue of the name CDW to open doors.

    If you want to move up in the company? Be prepared to move to a new city.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Will not let someone go if they are horrible at their job. They would rather keep someone who is a potential threat to other exmployees than risk a law suite for wrongful termination.

    You also need to realize that this is an inside sales job. Just because you make 200K or a 100K a year doesn't mean you can get any job you want if you choose to leave. You have no outside sales experience.

    If you live in Chicago, it's very hard to move up in the company because everybody wants the same job. Better make some connections and market yourself well.

    As a sales person, you have no input on your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the fat that's holding the company back.

    Realize that accounts don't always grow.

    Give your sales team the ability to give input about the goals and why they are what they are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good for somebody who just graduated

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of work, and good people

    Cons

    Have to wait 10 years to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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