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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Financially rewarded but you will have to put in time

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Pro- If you work hard and hang in there, it is financially rewarding. CDWG takes care of there perfomers and people who leave usually regret it. The pay is only 25K a year for base so you must hit goal to be compensated for it. But if you hit it consistentaly, your commission checks will be about 12-22K a month. Plus the atmosphere is energetic and you get some great friends along the way. Vendors also have trip contests and there are spiffs so the compensation is high

    Cons

    A complete sales organization that micromanages. Numbers are constantly monitored and the goals are monthly so they do go up. The resources are running thin and you do run into issues where you just can't compete at the same level as your competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the biggest problem is that you have managers who were not good in sales and sales people who don't want to manage because they make less money. The advancement is thin but it is getting better but you have to be willing to train

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Make more calls!

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

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Young Atmosphere, opportunity to make a lot of money. Great financial rewards for hitting quota. The management is good at pushing you to achieve.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. CDW being purely a sales organization does not care about how much a sales rep sells, moreover they are concerned about metrics such as talk time & phone calls made. Additionally, when it comes to opportunity for growth seniority and not skill is the biggest factor for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that this is a challenge of many large organizations, take down the barriers and listen to people at the ground level. Some (not all) may have some very valuable input to move the organization in the right direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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