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Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • And you hear about work-life balance everywhere you interview, but at CDW it's the real deal (in 151 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to work/life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • base salary is not competitive with other entry level sales jobs (in 84 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Internship Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CDW as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    CDW has a great company culture that emphasizes both personal success and teamwork. The office environment is relaxed and friendly. There is a lot of opportunity for horizontal movement with CDW.

    Cons

    The internship program wasn't particularly well organized. It seemed like the company bit off more than they could chew in having over 90 interns. We often had to make up projects for ourselves.

    Advice to Management

    Create solidified tasks for interns and the intern program with clear instructions for managers.


  2. "Amazing place to have a career, a lot of growth potential and professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth potential, professional, a lot of training, many resources, and networking

    Cons

    If you don't like sales, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture is unique, heavily focused on the customer and teamwork. Executive leadership has been outstanding in managing the finances, determining strategic direction, and implementing process for clarity.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow, more obstacles to keeping the small organization feeling.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "CDW Makes Candidates Feel Special!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The personal attention that the recruiters give through the interview process is just a preview to the exceptional onboarding experience and the day to day employment at CDW. The people at CDW genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. And you hear about work-life balance everywhere you interview, but at CDW it's the real deal. So far no expectation for evening or weekend work. You work hard during the day - but can shut it down when you leave. Big enough company that you are constantly meeting people and can see future opportunities - but small enough that you have a team that you work closely with and get to know personally. And small enough to make an immediate positive impact!

    Cons

    None that I have found yet!


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good culture and coworkers
    Lots of perks
    Stability and good Comp
    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Communication between departments could do better

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and communication


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work ethics, work life balance, flexible work hours, recognition for hard work, great bonus structure

    Cons

    salary could always be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning needed to address utilization issues.. sometimes you need to put in 50-60 hours a week but the other times it goes down as low as 5-6 hours a week.


  7. "Enterprise Mobility Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Fsa in Riverside, IL
    Current Employee - Fsa in Riverside, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team, benefits, work life balance, exciting new technology

    Cons

    I dont have any Cons to share

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    CDW provides great career opportunities. CDW is a place that encourages creativity, initiative and new ideas. We are a lean organization. You will have great opportunities to work on projects and learn from the experiences you are provided. I started as entry level hourly coworker and worked my way to Director.

    Our culture is second to none. It is a special place and the people you work with are outstanding. I would describe the culture as team oriented and energetic. It is a culture where everyone rolls up their sleeves.

    Cons

    Compensation is not industry leading but it is a great culture and with exciting work.

    CDW Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Senior Manager

    Well said! It is a performance driven culture where everyone's contribution is valued. Thanks for your review.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Contractor - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Contractor - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, management is great, great company to be with. Room for growth and advancement

    Cons

    None so far, i really cant complain about the company.

    Advice to Management

    None so far


  10. "CDW"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW as an intern

    Pros

    CDW has been very welcoming and a motivating company to work for!

    Cons

    I have learned so much from not only my manager but the company as a whole. CDW has given me many options to continue my learning!


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