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CDW Chicago Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • company benefits are great; culture is very focused on a healthy work-life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to work/life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • base salary is not competitive with other entry level sales jobs (in 80 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Just starting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers to work for. Convenient location right next to the train station. Friendly coworkers and nice fringe benefits. Too much free food!!!

    Cons

    Supervisor tries to be hr in communicating benefits but doesn't do a good job of making newcomer aware of policies and procedures for day to day work.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing currently


  2. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The earning potential is unlimited! The culture of this company is second to none. The management is very helpful.

    Cons

    The compensation is a little low compared to other sales jobs. they continue to make you do more with less resources as time goes on.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financial strong and good business model

    Cons

    Very political and performance doesn't matter for promotion.


  4. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    uncapped commission, room for growth, contests available to win trips and cash, good deal of autonomy. lots of training early on to learn more about IT

    Cons

    low base, vacation time takes awhile to accrue, high sales goals overtime.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has many opportunities for growth, horizontal, and upward movement. You are really provided with a ton of chances at success here.

    Cons

    The training program takes way too long, the goals are set very high and you don't make commission unless you hit 80% of goal. Base salary is not livable, making it a very volatile lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Raise base salary, improve commission structure, open more opportunities for account partnering.


  6. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Too many changes Too much turnover


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UCCE Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - UCCE Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, Visionary executive leadership, Exceptional UC/ contact center brand reputation, Strong product set with high customer value, Enabling environment for employees, Progressive work to life balance focus.

    Cons

    Compensation behind market value, Nascent value add services such as business consulting and managed services, Limited brands represented in offerings

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Configuration Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Configuration Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Configuration Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CDW as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you can advance in this organization.
    They are big in quality.
    They have a very advance technologies.

    Cons

    I entered this organization for experience during school. and final semester.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work gets rewards and an audience with management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Perks: food, sports, concerts, happy hours, events, people are awesome to work with and a great learning experience, teaching you a lot about business.

    Cons

    Low base pay, frequent changes to training structures and if you aren't a self starter this won't be a job for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, people are nice

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most companies


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