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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

People are great, that's it.

Cons

Management is awful, pay is terrible, advancement is non-existent. The culture that made us one of the best places to work is long gone. They still make some attempts to not look like a souless corporation but that is what they have turned into.

Advice to Management

When you read the coworker surveys and see how miserable people are in one department, at least pretend you care. Pay attention to everyone - you are losing some remarkable people through disinterest.

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    Great company to start at, but you better leave once you have ANY experience

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect
    Current Employee - Solution Architect

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The training you can get if you are motivated is amazing
    The work life balance is good if you are tenured
    great place to network

    Cons

    The salary is deplorable,
    they pillage their vendor partners for money for fruitless en devours and will only let ones in that contribute big marketing dollars get face time with sales
    Ever since MDP took over the culture has been turned inside out.
    most people are miserable and the atmosphere is toxic, only the extreme heavy hitters seem happy
    The company has lost the human element and everything is a portal or a SharePoint.
    most architects have antiquated hardware that wont run most configuration tools

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better wages or you will continue to hemorrhage talent. Get rid of your sales portals and invest in systems that actually work (e.g. Sales Force). Be more liberal with work from home days. Ease up on using your partners as a profit center.


  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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