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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. "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great first job. Younger crowd and atmosphere

    Cons

    Very low base salary. They say uncapped commission but it is. Job requires long hours to be successful but wont be approved for long hours.


  2. "Good for right out of college, stepping stone for your career"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, young coworkers, lots of free stuff and prizes from vendors

    Cons

    terrible starting salary, unrealistic goals, commission structure isn't as good as they lead you to believe

    Advice to Management

    higher starting salary, realistic goal setting, more structure, better training on things that actually matter

  3. "I know a little about a lot."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to have unlimited access to solution/product knowledge through partners and trainings.

    Cons

    Base Salary + Commission Pay Scale

    Advice to Management

    Stability


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible opportunities to build a career!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is incredible. As an Account Manager you are given every opportunity to earn over $100k in the first 2-3 years. You're also given a chance to change your path and enter a career in the field, advanced technology based sales support, backbone business support or management. Executive leadership worries about the bottom line, but also about the team of coworkers who help make CDW such a success!

    Cons

    The organization tends to be a little Chicago centric.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their benefits, the perks you get, your coworkers! My coworkers are the reason why I get up in the morning to come to work! (besides making the money or course) everyone here is so friendly and always want to make sure you are doing good.. They want to see you succeed! Team work is everything in this place.

    Cons

    Low base salary but I guess it won't be too bad once you start making commission $$. Besides, the perks of getting other things made up for it!


  6. "Services Contract Negotiator"

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    Current Employee - Virginia in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have average benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover. I had 6 bosses in the span of one year and my job scope is continuously changing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises to employees and don't hold them back from promotions.


  7. "Federal Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No micro managing. Really enjoyed my co-workers and the perks the vendors offer. Management tries to make it a fun "work hard play hard" atmosphere.

    Cons

    Base salary should depend on geographical location. Someone living in Washington, D.C. Should not have the same base as an account manager based in Arizona.

    Advice to Management

    Look at adjusting the base salary geographically- it takes a couple years to drum up business, many do not have the financial cushion to survive on minimum wage the first few years.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Cdw invests alot into its coworkers. Great training is provided and alot of resources are made available to you.

    Cons

    Many unkept promises. Also, because it is such a big company, the smallest tasks become a project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises and treat others the way you would like to treated. Its the golden rule for a reason.


  9. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Work/Life balance
    - Professional Development

    Cons

    - Too many complicated processes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    supportive environment with knowledgable employees
    CDW invests a lot of time in training. They genuinely want you to succeed.
    Free breakfasts on Thursdays.
    You get what you put in. If you put in the time to learn the technology and build relationships with your clients, you will do very well.
    Great reputation and steadily growing.
    Lots of incentives like trips and giveaways for people willing to work hard.
    Benefits are great like discounted gym memberships and health plans.

    Cons

    You have to be patient. If you aren't open to learning and working hard during training, this is not for you.
    Occasionally long hours during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. One of the best things about CDW is the opportunity to move up or transition titles over time.


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