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Fast paced and lots of opportunity to learn and earn!

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Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

I worked at CDW full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

high earnings potential. Great place to learn about computer technology. Never boring. Lots of growth opportunity.

Cons

Management has a tendency to treat most employees like they are in high school. If you are a seasoned professional it can be trying to go through training with mostly recent graduates who can be quite immature.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

help your reps close business. Try not to favor men over women.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist II in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist II in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at CDW full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They will pay for certification training and flip the bill for the cert.

    Cons

    My dept. lacked good managerial skills. They are, however, making an effort to fix this problem. Only time will tell.

    This place may be a decent first step toward a career in an IT field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what we have to say and think about our needs before you make ANY decision(s) that will effect us. Also, include our input before any decisions are made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited by immediate manager

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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