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CDW is a wonderful and flexible company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CDW full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Flexible hours
Work from home options

Cons

Lack of overall communication with upper management to employees

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    Just Average

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Madison, WI

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

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

    Pros

    - Average pay & benefits.
    - Good life/work balance.
    - Coworkers tend to be good, down-to-earth, and professional.
    - Supervisory-level management is pretty good.
    - Good technical environment for entry-level new hires.
    - If you like a steady, somewhat stodgy business culture, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and vision at the mid-to-upper levels of management.
    - Hardware/software VAR business is not a long term growth business.
    - Not exactly an agile business environment.
    - Very little effort made at providing career advancement opportunities.
    - A lot of group-think.
    - This is not a company looking to solve big challenges.
    - For a company that "Get's IT", they are actually quite slow at adopting new technologies. A good example is that most internal web sites only really work well with Internet Explorer. That might have been okay 10 years ago. But it's totally lame in today's (technical) environment.
    - Somewhat related to the previous points. CDW is not really a technology company. The vast majority of their revenue is derived from hardware/software sales. It's a commodities business (akin to selling sugar, pork bellies, or crude oil). This isn't necessarily a con, but new hires should understand the business model they signing up for.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't confuse business goals with strategy. CDW has plenty of the former, not enough of the latter.
    - Don't be afraid to take some risks.
    - Innovation is not a bad thing.
    - If you set out to solve big, challenging problems, you'll attract the top talent.

  2. Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and make good money

    Cons

    There are cons with every company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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