CDW

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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
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    Good place to be for hard workers

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    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CDW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome management, open door policies throughout
    Management & support staff will literally do everything they can to help you succeed
    Young coworkers, tons of room for growth

    Cons

    It takes a few years for the $$ to really be worth the work (pay is awful now, but really ramps up with hard-work, time, and a bit of luck).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the managers are really good. They're young people that were successful in the account manager role so they understand what support we need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loved the people and the company, the salary for field salespeople was lacking.

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    Current Employee - Field Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people that are willing to help in any way with your customers. An extensive knowledge base of highly skilled engineers.

    Cons

    Low salaries and OTE for field salespeople. Also sometimes getting an engineer assigned to your project was an issue based on specific demands for highly skilled SEs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your field sales compensation in line with the marketplace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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