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A large business with many aspects that still feel like a small business

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI

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

Pros

Plenty of opportunity to move up in the organization.
Plenty of geographical relocation opportunities, but have never seen them pushed on anyone.
Many big company benefits, with many/most areas still operating with a small company feel
A view of the future of IT (& CDW's place in it) that I understand & believe in
An exec team that knows my name - & I'm not even a manager in a company of many thousands.
Things are always changing - & there are many good things that come with that

Cons

Things are always changing, & that can be unnerving at times (for certain personalities)
Growing pains: Inconsistency in what CDW is from region-to-region across the US depending on the technical experience & sales depth of each local team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go further with the use of Barkley to tell a multi-season story... have him recruit Lee Trevino to join him as "it guys" and the ringers on the company golf team... tie that into the spring golf ads... then have Barkley & Trevino recruit Ken Griffey Jr as the next "it guy" to join them as ringers on the company softball team - tie that into summer baseball ads... have all 3 recruit Urlacher for... etc...

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. CDW is a typical sales company where you can make as much as your book allows

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited potential and the ability to sell any variety of brands to your customers.
    Amazing training program.
    Lots of great perks provided by vendors.

    Cons

    CDW doesn't provide a lot of field resources, so getting to meet your customers is difficult.
    CDW has fees for contracts that dig into profit.
    Goals are often very aggressive and based off of metrics that no one understands (ie. not even the VP for the segment knows)
    If you don't hit 80% of your goal for the month, you don't get paid more than base salary which is not a livable wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus hard on helping your AM's work their accounts early in the month so they are able to pay rent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great atmosphere and great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Get culture and treat their employees well

    Cons

    Low starting base pay salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more open to ideas

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