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CDW Overview

Lincolnshire, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (CDW)
Information Technology
$10+ billion (USD) per year
CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs nearly ... Read more

Mission: At CDW, everything we do revolves around meeting the needs of our customers. We help our customers achieve their goals by delivering integrated solutions and services that maximize their technology investment.

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#23), 2016 (#37), 2015 (#34)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#65), 2016 (#15)

Company Updates

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CDW – Why Work For Us?

We are the People Who Get IT

Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies, from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. We’ve powered record-breaking data traffic at a Super Bowl stadium and equipped mom-and-pop stores with POS systems for Small Business Saturday. We’ve helped hospitals keep medical records secure from data breeches and we’ve migrated a university business school to the cloud. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. 

CDW is a company that gets IT. We realize the importance of personal and professional development, and that your professional success is just as crucial as your personal well being. That is why CDW is 100% committed to the development of every coworker's personal and professional life. We call it Total Wellness. We offer programs, tools and resources to help you achieve your professional goals, as well as your physical, emotional and financial goals. It's The CDW Way and the right way to run a business.

The CDW Way

  • We run our business with passion and integrity.
  • We empower others to do their jobs.
  • We keep our commitments.
  • We treat others with respect.
  • We resolve conflict directly.
  • We listen.
  • We include stakeholders in the decision process.
  • We live our "philosophies of success" every day.
  • We make things happen.

Your service to your country has made you a quick thinker, bold leader and dedicated team player. You are quick on your feet and strong under pressure. And now, you are looking to repurpose these skills as you make your next career move.

Let CDW be your new civilian base. We recognize and value the unique skills you have gained during the service and are committed to your continued development. We want you on our team.

CDW is here to support you on your career in IT. With a variety of challenging and rewarding options available, we can help you find the role that best aligns with your military training and skills and drives your career forward. And at CDW, you’re never alone. Our Military & Allies Resource Council works to develop and support the 150+ current and former members of the U.S. military who have chosen to continue to build their career at CDW.

Explore opportunities for veterans here.

We hire the best, and we foster an inclusive environment that encourages all coworkers to be themselves and contribute their best—each and every day.

We also offer forums for our coworkers to celebrate their differences, network with peers and develop career and leadership skills, which we call Business Resource Groups (BRGs). Our BRGs include:

  • African Heritage Network
  • Alliance for Business Leading Equality (Individuals with Disabilities)
  • Business Resource Alliance Valuing Equality (LGBTQ)
  • Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement
  • Military & Allies Resource Council
  • Pan Asian Council
  • Women's Opportunity Network
  • RISE

OPPORTUNITIES for students and recent graduates at CDW

As you begin your career journey, picture yourself at CDW, where your days are fulfilling and your future is limitless. You may be leaving college behind, but you never have to stop learning, asking questions or becoming better today than you were yesterday. If you’re a recent (or almost) college graduate, CDW’s entry-level opportunities are designed to provide you with award-wining training, continuous professional development and endless possibilities for career growth.

Internships at CDW can create a world of ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES for you 

Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind experience? At CDW, you’re never too young to begin your career journey. Interns are valued members of our teams and directly impact the success of CDW. CDW Interns don’t grab coffee or make copies.

Whether you’re looking to remain on your college campus year-around or looking to experience the City of Chicago this summer – we have the perfect internship for you. View our internship opportunities here.

CDW Reviews

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    "Great Place to Work for a Long-term Career"

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    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 5 years)


    Work life balance, CDW investing in employee development, and team culture! After working in various industries and companies, CDW feels like "home" and always provides new projects to keep me challenged and growing professionally by incorporating the newest trends and technology for improvement.


    Very happy to be working in an industry that is growing and company focused on customers and employee growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in resources for employees. Work on integrating coworkers across different teams or divisions to support career growth and collaboration.

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CDW Photos

CDW photo of: CDW Plaza
CDW photo of: Reston, VA office ribbon-cutting ceremony
CDW photo of: Chandler coworkers at iFLY
CDW photo of: Tampa coworkers competing in Sportsfest 2017
CDW photo of: CDW Tampa named a 2017 Best Place to Work by TBBJ!
CDW photo of: AR West Residence Team at The Chopping Block with Sophos and Nuance Software
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CDW Interviews



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    Accounts Receivable Specialist Interview

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


    35 minute phone interview with HR; in person interview with two A/R supervisors scheduled for the following week. In person lasted about an hour 15 and felt positive. I was well qualified for the position but I know there are many reasons offers are not extended. As it has been 7 business days since the interview with no contact, it is my assumption I didn't get the job. I do find it surprising that a company as large as this does not even send an auto-generated rejection email. It's a poor way to treat people and I expected them to show more professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • Why CDW? Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a time you had to make a decision without consulting your supervisor. What would your boss say about you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? As I knew their questions would be behavioral, I was prepared.   Answer Question
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CDW Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Best for Vets Employer, Military Times, 2017
  • 2017 Workforce 100, Workforce Magazine, 2017
  • Solution Provider 500, CRN, 2017
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