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Great place to get your feet wet right out of college

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Former Employee - Inside Account Representative  in  Vernon Hills, IL
Former Employee - Inside Account Representative in Vernon Hills, IL

I worked at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The atmosphere is young and you can make a lot of friends. You run your own desk with your assigned territory, however if you do not make the effort there will be no reward.

Cons

The compensation (percentage of sales) is pretty low, but it is clear that within the company there are the "Big Hitters" who started 8+ years ago and basically just rake in the dough while not even being very technical. There are quite a few frat boys and as of more recently sorority girls there. Once you turn 30 you will want out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is a hit or miss here. Every team has a different manager some are better than others and you will learn very quickly if you like your manager or not. At this point I am glad that I did work there, but also knew when it was time to leave.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for CDW

  1.  

    Good for somebody who just graduated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a 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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    Office SCHLEP

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Voorhees, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Voorhees, NJ

    I worked at CDW for more than 5 years

    Pros

    tons of networking opportunities, ok benefits. Lots of freebies given out to those in sales (if you are good at it). Including trips, food, and $$$. Learned a lot about Microsoft office, and gained a lot of knowledge in excel. Was able to be involved in community services and the company gives you 1 community service day per year. Remote offices are more or less on their own, which is nice since there is no one leaning over your shoulder every day.

    Cons

    if you are not in sales, you are no one. As much as you give, you will never get unless you are in sales. There is a ton of turnover in support, and most of the people hired as your manager know less than you. There is no structure within support, as there are so many different offices that each person does different things. .
    With this company its all about who you know. That is how you get places. They hire management that have no business being in their position. It became a joke as to who was going to be the manager next. For as much work that you put out, you get very little ($$$) in return if you are not in sales. Raises are a joke. Pennies being disbursed between 50+people. Even those that didnt do their job got them. You cant question your raise either. You get what you get and that is that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more and value those that matter, instead of focusing of those that dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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