CDW

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Terrific organization with tons of opportunities.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales in Cherry Hill, NJ
Current Employee - Sales in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

Pros

If you want to be a career “sales guy” and you stick it out as an Account Manager, you can make a ton of money. It certainly takes a ton of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, but it has been proven to work time and time again. Pretty much every “sales class” that comes through has a top performer clearing 6 digits after about 3-4 years. There are certainly people who don’t do very well and don’t “make it”, but that is usually due to a lack of dedication and/or laziness. And yes, the average person makes a good living and sees continued income growth, it just takes longer to make the big bucks.
Between the vendor rewards, the free food, the give-aways, team outings, etc. there are hundreds of reasons to love this place while you bust your butt each day to earn your commission. If you don’t want to just stay in sales, there are tons of opportunities to go to other groups and/or departments. The key is that you need a good 3 years of sales success under your wing first.

Cons

This is a sales job. There is cold calling. You do need to do a ton of research and prospecting in order to find qualified leads. However, success does come to those with patience and those who keep truly working hard. It is not for everybody, but if this is the type of sales job you want and/or you love technology, CDW does it the best, gives you the best resources, and gives you the best chance of succeeding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, I think the Management is great. I certainly hear some Managers are better than others. But overall it is a good crew. My only advice would be to “stay humble and continue to learn”.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Account Manager

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Good position to get entry level experience. If in small business get in and get out. Free outings and happy hours. Many times you get free lunch hosted by company partners. Young environment and you get to wear jeans on Friday. You also get to work downtown in the loop.

    Cons

    Low base salary, strict management who don't understand for 25K base salary many people simply don't care. Getting stricter and more micromanaging, including pipelining, forecasting, and monthly meetings with boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the base salary. If you really value employees pay them better and give them more flexibility. Don't micromanage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good ol' Boys club in full action

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW

    Pros

    Salary potential is great if you can execute. Diversity of products and overall portfolio is exceptional in the industry.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the inner circles of the management team you will go nowhere. No matter how hard you work and execute butt kissing is still the key to advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire the legacy executive team and get people in who know how to value an employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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