CDW

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Great company out of college, will learn business processes and gain valuable experience

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

I worked at CDW full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- treat employees great (free food, raffles, trips, prizes, etc)
- MOST leadership is friendly, respectful, helpful
- coworkers are fun, but extremely hard working
- laid back atmosphere
- gym next door that is hugely popular with CDW employees
- young crowd

Cons

- very transactional in first yr or 2
- book of business based on your manager, territory, and team members
- no defined sales strategy
- depending on your segment you may be hard pressed to increase your revenue
- can be some micromanagement depending on your manager
- hold steadfast to call/sales metrics, so be prepared for call center like atmosphere, where you need to hit minimum outbound calls and call time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

make it more defined process for giving book of businesses. no major complaints just make sure that everybody is starting off on level playing field else its easy for some to get discouraged.

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Positive Outlook
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    Best consulting company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Local model, so travel is limited. Working from home is the norm.
    Utilization and bonus targets are easy to hit, and the bench is not a four letter word.
    Work with talented engineers who are willing to help, and share information.
    Ability to specialize, so you learn a technology and you learn it well, and don't get forced into projects that are outside your skill-set.
    A culture of integrity.

    Cons

    Compensation is typically lower than market, however I believe this is line with the utilization targets. You could make more somewhere else, but you'd also be working 50 hour weeks, with larger and more demanding customers, and likely traveling more.
    Consultant training is limited. If expanding your skill-set would get you more work, management typically can't execute on providing training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a standard system to gather information about consultant performance. Manager's give reviews based on very limited knowledge about the consultants performance.
    Demand results from the services readiness team.

    Positive Outlook
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    Sales manager

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

    I worked at CDW full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong senior leadership, great benefits, competitive salary. If you can prove yourself at CDW and be successful, it seems to be a strong indicator of future success. The key to maximizing the opportunity is to challenge yourself in different positions so you can gain a broader understanding of what makes CDW tick.

    Cons

    If you have demonstrated that you have the ability to advance, and have succeeded in various roles, you may find at some point that new positions are lateral moves Vs. career advancement. It is a function of CDW being pretty lean on top, and that causes a bottleneck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on retaining and developing strong talent. CDW has great Brand appeal on a Resume, and other companies will always be targeting CDW coworkers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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