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CDW

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CDW

Pros

Good company to work for if you are self driven, no commission cap and easy to make over 100K if you stick it out for a couple years

Cons

Management can make or break it

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management can make or break it

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    CDW is a gateway company to build a plethora of skills to introduce yourself to more niche sales jobs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CDW has a great work environment. Coworkers help each other out. Have the ability to build a lot of strong relationships with coworkers. Managers are available to guide and strategize. Lots of availability to migrate to other roles within CDW or through their vendor partners. The potential to make a lot of cash within 3-4 years at the company.

    Cons

    1st year at the job is very poverish salary-wise. 2nd and 3rd year will get better. Some sectors within the company are better than others i.e. depending where you are placed in the company and who you sell to, you could make a lot of money or you could make very little. It's all relative though, the harder you work and the longer you stay, the more rewards you will see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management can either be completely micro-managers or completely unavailable. As a coworker, you must try to maintain the relationship with the manager in order to redeem awards with accounts and advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for Cisco engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cisco Delivery Engineer
    Current Employee - Cisco Delivery Engineer

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the top minds in the industry work here
    Lots of opportunity to expand technical skill set, but you must be willing to put in some extra effort
    Not competitive - coworkers are always willing to lend a hand
    Get access to Cisco technologies before they hit they market

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch, and getting further away from those doing the work by creating more levels of management
    Management very focused on cutting costs - this may stifle growth in emerging technologies
    IT doesn't understand the need of field engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up IT a bit and listen to the needs of the field engineers.
    Flatten the organization - growth does not require more levels of management
    Allow managers to coach direct reports instead of delivering sales numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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