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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

672 Other Employee Reviews for CDW (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Good for somebody who just graduated

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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