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Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Mettawa, IL
Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Mettawa, IL

I worked at CDW

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Inside sales is always good. Free food - bagels, coffee, etc. Decent co-workers.

Cons

Management is always watching and listening to your conversations, some co-workers take sales from you. Management doesn't help you.

Advice to Management

Learn how to manage people - help them don't scold them.

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  1. good place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at CDW

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good leadership. they are the leader in the industry and know it, so don't pay as much as what you would make elsewhere for non-sales positions. it's a great place to get started and to learn from some smart people.

    Cons

    if you start in sales, it's always rough. but it's worth it. a great place to learn, and get skills to go elsewhere. if you start in a different department, there are good people to learn from. however, things are a bit beaurocratic, and the old-school management still rules the roost, with the exception of a people brought in externally who don't really get the culture

    Advice to Management

    if you came from within, listen to outsiders, you don't know everything. if you're from outside of the company, learn the company first before trying to pull off ideas that won't work.


  2. CDW is a good place if you stay focused and are willing to put in a lot of effort right out of the gates.

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CDW is a growing company that likes to promote within. Relationships with vendors afford opportunities for Account Managers to also move to pre-sales, brand managers, and other careers related to CDW but with partner companies. They encourage sales and technical certifications and outline a path for achieving those certifications. Benefits are good and management genuinely wants Account Managers to be successful, they recognize that we contribute to the growth of the company.

    Cons

    It can be tough to build a book of business when starting out. There are a ton of vendor trainings which are good in moderation but we seem to get the same ones every few months and some don't necessarily pertain to the segment we're in (SMB, Med/Lar, etc...)

    Advice to Management

    Choose more targeted vendor trainings that won't waste Account Manager's time. Also, many new hires would benefit from strict call blocks and more sits with Supervisors, Managers, and/or senior members from the team.


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