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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

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

Other reviews for CDW

  1.  

    If you can afford to work here it's a great investment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Exposed to several different types of technologies. Series of on the job training. Top vendors host several events each year to increase your knowledge base. I'd estimate at least one or two trainings a month that are worthwhile.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low and non competitive until you reach year 3 to 4. CDW is a very old and traditional company that uses older methods of acquiring business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to retain more of the talented sales professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No longer in top 100 places to work because of not involving the stakeholders in direction of company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    It pays well, they let you work from home once a week, the hours are hard at first but then you get better at you job and only have to do about 45-50 hours a week. Tuition reimbursement. Good coworkers that look out for one another.

    Cons

    Communication is horrible, management does not involve the stake holders. If you go on vacation your paycheck takes a hit because you may lose out on sales. There is no career path or room for advancement. Management is too conservative creating a dependent work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your coworkers, involve the stake holders.
    Take care of your coworkers and they take care of the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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