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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CDW in August 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, talked with recruiter she outlined the process answered introductory questions. After that I had multiple interviews with different team members, management etc.. Recruiting team coordinated and scheduled everything as they said the would.

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (2)  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    1st Stage: Phone Interview/Email
    2nd Stage: HireVue (Video Recorded) Interview
    3rd Stage: Excel Assessment (this position works extensively with Excel - reporting)
    3rd Stage: In Person Interview with Program Manager of Sales

    First three stages were simple and quick, but the actual in-person interview was the worst. The guy interviewing me wasted 2 hours of my time, only spending 15 minutes tops (if that) regarding actual interview questions. The rest of the time consisted of casual chatting, mostly him yapping about his previous jobs and hobbies---extremely unprofessional and at times, offensive (surprised he felt comfortable enough to use an ethnic slur to describe my father when I told him where he was from).

    The interviewer could have cared less about interviewing me for the position, which could've easily been misconstrued for already nailing the position and your future manager getting to know you better. It took 2 weeks for the recruiter to let me know he went with someone else, BUT, wanted to know if I (a current Contract Analyst) was interested a Manager's Assistant position (aka Secretary), because they use Excel too.......

    No. Thank. You.

    Interview Questions

    CDW Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Senior Manager

    Thank you for providing your feedback. I will be looking further into the situation you shared. Please feel free to contact me directly if you'd like to include any other details or information. Jen... More

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    Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    It was multiple in-person technical and professional interviews. Began with a technical phone screen and lead to four in-person interviews. These interviews were technical and professional in nature. They were looking for strong technical skills and a culture fit.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you handle working with a difficult client?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Contract Negotiator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CDW in March 2017.

    Interview

    Standard interview process. First, I applied online and then HR called me for a phone interview. I then had a total of two in person interview with 5 people total.

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    Reasons for Declining

    The company couldn't meet my salary requirements.


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    Contract Negotiator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in July 2018.

    Interview

    I applied after finding the position listed on an online aggregator, and received an email requesting that I complete a video screening through HireVue. Once that was complete, I had a quick phone screen with the recruiter for the role, who primarily requested information about my salary expectations, and was scheduled for an in-person interview with both the supervisor and manager for the position. The interview focused a great deal on past experiences and my approach to various conundrums, but included a few quick getting to know you type questions as well. Despite the fact that I showed up visibly pregnant (surprise!) and had to start the interview off by mentioning a hard stop an hour and fifteen minutes from the start time because I had a client meeting with my then-current employer, I got the job. Everyone I spoke to was and continues to be pleasant and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach it if you found yourself with competing mutually exclusive deadlines and no way to meet them both?   Answer Question
    • How have you handled presenting bad news?   Answer Question
    • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    CDW uses a video interview system called HireVe. Basically you are asked questions and provided video recorded answers. It was odd as i have never done that for a job interview. From there a recruiter reaches out to you to follow up after they reviewed your video. My recruiter was very nice and answered any questions I had. I kept in contact with her throughout the process. I was set up with an interview with a female at the Chicago office. I had to take the train in and arrived an hour early. I walked around downtown and arrived to the office about 20 mins early.I checked in with the receptionist. She came and got me, 10 mins late, and took me to another floor. We ended up in a large interior room.
    It was a VERY uncomfortable interview. She was not welcoming and was as warm as a rock. Interviews are nerve wracking to begin with and I have never met an interviewer like her. There was no relating to her on a personal level. She has no warmth to her, no relatability. She also did not listen. My current position is complex so when asked about it, I give a broad view of what I do and the characters involved. She cut me off when I was explaining. She then asks "what do you do on a daily basis?" I proceed to tell her but she confused with my job and departments involved, had she let me finish my original thought she wouldn't have been.
    She explained the position at CDW, vaguely. You would process contacts from the sales department and that they would need to go out rapidly. I probed as to how many people were in the department, department environment and morale, training, dress code etc. The answers I would get were either dripping with disgust or plain rude. I got the vibe she didn't want to be interviewing me from the get go. She said she was a project manager so her along with 10 others work with this department. She couldn't even give me a headcount for the department. There was no way, had an offer been offered, would I have accepted based on this woman alone. I am a people person, there would be no way I could have worked with or for her.
    Before the in person interview, the recruiter called and we discussed compensation and benefits. The job is salaried and base pay is between 48k-50k. Low compared to the other reported salaries on Glassdoor for this position at CDW. The insurance was expensive. For the same coverage I currently have at my job, it would cost $100 more a month,roughly $175 a month out of paycheck.

    It was a good experience until I met the interviewer. Everyone else I had met until then were pleasant and personable.

    Interview Questions

    • -Tell me about your current role
      -What would your boss say about you
      -What do you need to work on
      -What is your end goal.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewer asked some questions about items from my resume'. We then discussed specific skills and experiences from my resume' and I was given an opportunity to provide details regarding the specifics of the type of work I had been doing. I was then asked a series of specific technology questions related to the stated job requirements. The interviewer was polite and the exchange was very collaborative (as opposed to confrontational).

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about a personal anecdote that I had referenced in my resume. It indicated to me that they had completely read through my resume'   Answer Question
  8.  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at CDW (Vernon Hills, IL).

    Interview

    the interview is fairly easy. must have some sales and fitness experience. you talk with the assistant manager to review your background. They give you a tour of the gym and ask your skill set. wait on background check to come through. takes up to 2 weeks. is a plus if you have your certification.

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  9.  

    Penetration Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screen, online questionnaire, video interview. Used HireVue for the video interview, asked a series of 6 questions. 3 opinion, and 3 technical. Correspondence was kind of slow, but it's a big company, so not that unexpected.

    Interview Questions

    • What technology are you most excited about?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CDW (New York, NY) in April 2018.

    Interview

    At first recruiter was very diligent about getting back to me. Recruiter reached out to me and suggest I apply for this position. She sold me on an in person interview and I was very excited about the role. The interview with 3 different managers I think went great although I was not able to get contact information nor neither of them. I had the interview and I feel like was ghosted afterwards did not hear back any feedback from Accounting team nor HR. I tried several times to get feedback or a respond from both departments with no avail. It has now been 9 days since the interview so its same to assume I did not get the role. I was surprised to be treated this way from such a large established company.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly situational questions   1 Answer

  11.  

    Multiple Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW.

    Interview

    Usually 2-4 interview to get a position. Opens to inside co-workers first then outside. First interview is with recruiter then manager decides if they want to interview. Then usually a team interview or partner interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to work with a partner and tell them their best practices weren't working for our company   Answer Question

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