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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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...

Other Employee Reviews for CDW

  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't work here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Voorhees, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Voorhees, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to jump ship to other tech companies that pay better. Very friendly coworkers and free breakfast/lunches from time to time.

    Cons

    Base pay is awful, commission structure is even worse. Managers play favorites and the work day is long. Working in Small Business will not pay the bills.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the base pay, stop playing favorites.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Limited by immediate manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great day-to-day work environment. Typical sales floor consisting of teams clustered into pods where it's easy to get to know everyone around you.

    Cons

    During the interview, was told that I would be welcomed to the team with a book of business greater than $250,000. This was not met (about $180,000). Once on the team, was informed would be considered 'acquisition' meaning bringing new business in. After a year in a saturated market have maxed out new opportunities (about $1,000,000) in acquisition business. Numbers not enough to convince manager to give more opportunities within existing accounts. Very political and based on managers agenda. Not really a 'team' environment at all--every person for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Many large accounts not being properly worked. Give some to younger employees to grow this business while they have more time on their hands.


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