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

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

I worked at CDW full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

    I worked at CDW full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and a lot of free stuff from Vendors

    Cons

    Possible terrible management if in Northern California. If you get into the non-profit then you will make a lot of money but slim pickings everywhere else

    Advice to Management

    Share profitable accounts to new employees to reduce high attrition


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    Best consulting company to work for

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Consultant
    Current Employee - Microsoft Consultant

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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