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CDW Overview

www.cdw.com
Lincolnshire, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
1984
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 multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs ... 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:2016 (#37), 2015 (#34)

Company Updates

  • For the sixth time, the Tampa Bay Business Journal recognized CDW as one of the top employers in Tampa, FL! See the list: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQBEu

  • CDW's Washington, D.C.-area office recently relocated to a new facility in Reston, Virginia. Learn more about the new office: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdMm

    CDW Moves to New Washington, D.C.-area Office

    CDW's Washington, D.C.-area office recently relocated to a new facility in Reston, Va., and coworkers and partners celebrated the move April 4 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Tom Richards, CDW chairman and CEO, and Dennis Berger, senior vice president and chief coworker services ...

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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.

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    Pros

    So many pros... Top down support and engagement in your career development, Coworkers who genuinely care about one another, company culture simply can't be beat! CDW was my second job out of college and I wish it was the first - high expectations and a hard working culture where great work is handsomely rewarded! Executives are easily accessible and easy to talk to - they care about coworkers and making the best decisions for coworkers, customers and the company.

    Cons

    Very hard to think of cons... Probably the volume of work - but I'd much rather have strong business and lots of work than the opposite!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - it is very much appreciated!

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CDW Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was rigorous but well thought out and efficient. It is clear they have their act together. My recruiter worked with me from the beginning to the end and made sure I was well prepared for the in person interviews.

    The process was basically two phone interviews, and then an onsite tour followed by an interview with my future manager. I found out the same day that I interviewed in person that I got the position.

    There was a LOT of behavioral interviewing-IE-When is a time you've been in X situation and how did you handle it. This occurred in both the phone interviews and the in person interview with the manager.

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    Negotiation

    There isn't really any-everyone's base is the same and it's just a matter of what your commissions will be like based on your own effort-so I wouldn't even try negotiating.

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CDW Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Connecticut, Hartford Business Journal, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, Military Friendly, 2016
  • Best for Vets Employer, Military Times, 2016
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