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CDW Overview

Lincolnshire, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
1984
Company - Public (CDW)
Computer Hardware & Software
$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, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than ... 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

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#81)

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

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

Company Updates

  • Hats off to our Reston, Eatontown and Cherry Hill offices for recently hosting food drives to help those in need in their local communities! Visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhDz to learn more about our commitment to community involvement.

    Community Involvement

    Over more than 30 years, we've contributed millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to improve the communities where we live and work.

  • Proud to be recognized by Vault for having two of the top Tech & Engineering Internship Programs! Learn more about our internship programs. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJKW

    Student and Recent Grads Opportunities

    CDW is the "real world" you're looking for. We want fresh, youthful minds to work (and play) with some of the smartest, most creative, hardest working people in their fields. We're looking for rookie smarts - those bright, creative, optimistic ideas that change the game.

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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 breaches 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. 

From coders to creatives, tech gurus to sales pros, our people are the heart of our business. We call them coworkers - not employees - because we’re all members of the same CDW team. Every single person, regardless of level or location, plays a part in our success. At CDW, you can make a difference.

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Diversity and Inclusion at CDW

At CDW, we embrace different and we never stop chasing improvement. We know that tomorrow’s ideas, don’t come from yesterday’s thinking, so we prefer working with people who see the world differently.

We 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

The CDW philosophy on diversity extends beyond our coworkers to include the customers we serve, the communities we live in and our valued supplier partnerships.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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? Internships at CDW deliver what students are looking for – real-world career experience, professional development and an opportunity to impact the business. In 2018, CDW landed on WayUp’s Top 100 Internship Programs list and Vault’s list of the Best Tech & Engineering Internships.

Whether you’re looking to remain on your college campus year-around or looking to enjoy a summer at one of our offices – we have the perfect internship for you.

Summer Internship Program 2018

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.

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    Pros

    Looking at the whole picture, not many companies can compare to CDW. They offer total rewards that grow and evolve with your personal life and professional career.

    Cons

    Base pay needs to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in great talent!

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CDW Photos

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CDW photo of: Chandler coworkers participating in Pat's Run to support the Pat Tillman Foundation
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CDW photo of: Our Business Resource Alliance Valuing Equality (BRAVE) business resource group leaders at their Pride Month event
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CDW Interviews

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

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    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.

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CDW Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2018
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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