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CDW - the right technology, wrong management.

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Current Employee - Network Security Specialist in Mettawa, IL
Current Employee - Network Security Specialist in Mettawa, IL

I have been working at CDW

Pros

CDW goes out if its' way to hire good people. It is a good, fun work environment and offers above average pay for above average producers.

Cons

who thought it would be a good idea to put an IT guy in charge of the entire sales organization? The founder, Michael Krasky's mantra was - take care of the co worker and they will take care of the customer. He built a billion dollar business that way. John Edwardsons focus seems to be - pander to the stock holder and pay lip service to the unwashed minions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

actually put the "CDW Way" into practice - especially the "involve the stakeholder in the decision making process" part!

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    CDW.... A great company to work for!!

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

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    You get a great start in IT even if you don't have IT experience. You'll learn a lot about technical solutions, hardware and software. A great company to work for if you are a new graduate. You don't make a lot of money in the beginning but if you stay for a while, there is a possibilty of making a six-figure income as an account manager. Some of the Account Managers here are happy and some are not. It all depends on if you are successful with

    Cons

    You don't make a lot of money your first year on the job. Benefits a wonderful. You get discounts on anything they sell. You get anything for 1 percent over what CDW paid for it. They have doughnuts, fruit, cereal bars and bagels every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great! Very helpful!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    CDW can be great again, we've got to find our mojo.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    CDW has started to test the waters around work/life balance, launching pilot programs in individual departments (individual department driven, not corporate driven) to help coworkers better organize their worklife and homelife.

    Cons

    Our overall growth has slowed over the past 5 or so years, and what used to be a very driven company seems to be losing its mojo. Alignment across individual departments seems more complicated, everyone wants to drive strategy and no one wants to execute anymore making it hard to complete simple projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our senior management team has surveyed all coworkers annually for the past couple of years, and they are working to change very simple requests. The largest request seems to be around overall compensation of which they seem to be continually avoiding. Also, communication seems to stop at the executive level and doesn't funnel down to the coworker level in a consistant way. Some Directors communicate well while other's not so well. What's happening is that coworkers aren't getting important communications around direction the company is taking and overall goals/objectives.

    Disapproves of CEO
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