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57 English questions out of 57

November 17, 2019

What is paid time off like at CDW?

Pros

Very social environment and a lot of opportunities to get in front of parters and network. There are always events and happy hours to go to and there are select groups of good people here! Account Representatives go through an awesome training program and are given books of business.

Cons

Bro culture. You can only build your book so much based on government contracts among other limitations. The common saying is “just give it two years, drink the Kool-Aid and you’ll be happy”. Obviously instantaneous gratification is not realistic in most jobs that are worth it, but seeing is believing and some people just don’t see the same results even if they do all of the same things. Horrible time off and package benefits, compared to other “leading” companies.

Advice to Management

If you have to tell people to “Drink the Kool-Aid” there’s probably a reason why they don’t want to in the first place. Time is what is most valuable to a lot of people. People are not robots, they have families and friends that they would also like to spend time with!

Horrible time off and package benefits, compared to other “leading” companies.

November 17, 2019

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January 31, 2020

Does CDW offer massages?

Pros

Occasionally there are free meals and happy hours

Cons

Employees openly admit that you will likely be dirt poor your first two years with CDW.

Occasionally there are free meals and happy hours

January 31, 2020

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January 27, 2019

Does CDW offer relocation assistance?

Pros

1. It’s often said that this is the hardest $30k/yr job but the easiest $100k/yr job. This role is a lot like owning your own business. As you build your book, your earnings increase. 2. Free food and other perks all the time. A lot of it. Definitely helps to avoid eating out and save cash early in the career. 3. Career progression can be very quick with the right attitude and work ethic. New positions are posted frequently. 4. Managers are well trained and supportive.

Cons

Not much can be said here. 1. Benefit package is in line with other companies but just ok for a Fortune 500. 2. Job can feel a bit overwhelming as you learn to navigate the many resources early on.

1. Benefit package is in line with other companies but just ok for a Fortune 500.

January 27, 2019

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December 27, 2020

Does CDW offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good benefits, 401k, dental, vision, medical

Cons

Poor leadership, very biased, lack of management skills, abuse of power

Advice to Management

Complete reorg of shipping and receiving

Good benefits, 401k, dental, vision, medical

December 27, 2020

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November 9, 2020

Does CDW offer family leave?

Pros

-the business model is very strong -executive leadership is transparent and genuinely care about coworkers -CDW really does help businesses work better

Cons

-benefits like PTO, vacation time and parental leave are not competitive. Ten vacation days and five sick days a year for the first three years seems like a bare minimum . I hope they increase that to help with burnout.

Advice to Management

Please increase the amount of PTO and parental leave to help your coworkers balance work and life.

benefits like PTO, vacation time and parental leave are not competitive.

November 9, 2020

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