Compare Grainger vs CDW BETA

See how working at Grainger vs. CDW compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Grainger vs. CDW. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Grainger

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CDW

Employee Ratings

  • Grainger scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • CDW scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2316 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2194 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.8
CDW employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Grainger employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than CDW employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.8
CDW employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
CDW employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Grainger Ceo DG Macpherson
87%
87%DG Macpherson
CEO Approval
CDW Ceo Christine Leahy
93%
93%Christine Leahy
CDW employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
CDW employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
CDW employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Grainger employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Grainger has 281 more total submitted salaries than CDW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager267 Salaries
$68,937/yr
TSR41 Salaries
$38,584/yr
Order Support Specialist9 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager484 Salaries
$27,325/yr
Intern25 Salaries
$12/hr
Senior Network Consulting Engineer39 Salaries
$77,762/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Profit sharing" was the most mentioned Pro at Grainger.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at CDW.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Grainger.
  • "Base salary" was the most mentioned Con at CDW.
Pros
Pros
"Profit sharing"(in 360 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 214 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 198 reviews)
"Great place"(in 101 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 96 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
"Base salary"(in 99 reviews)
"Account managers"(in 71 reviews)
Featured Review
"FAR"Jan 14, 2021

Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great culture with amazing benefits and leadership.

Cons

Low paying commission but they make up for it with great work life balance.

"CDW sales intern"Jan 13, 2021

Former Employee - Sales Intern

I worked at CDW full-time for less than a year

Pros

Amazing company with strong support and room for growth

Cons

No cons while working here

Advice to Management

N/A

Job Postings

CDW has 657 more recently posted open jobs than Grainger.