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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. "A great place for career growth and potential."

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

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential
    Promote within
    Leadership training a programs
    Internal opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of competition
    Challenging beginning of career for sales

    Advice to Management

    Continue reviewing the business and keeping your eye on the future of the organization. Our business has changed many times in the close to 30ish years and CDW continues to be well positioned for success and growth. Usually the tough decisions are the ones that leap an organization forward.


  2. "Great growing company, greate environment, and great people!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work in the City, or in the Suburbs. A growing company means that there are plenty of opportunities to advance. The Directors and VPs are involved at all levels so it's not uncommon to be in focus groups or meetings with them actively participating. Great extra-curricular activities for families such as free admission to museums, family friendly holiday parties, and a whole day at Six Flags reserved only for CDW employees.

    Cons

    The work can get monotonous so the job is going to be as fun as you make it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, we appreciate it!

  3. "An amazing work culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AMSA in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - AMSA in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very productive place to work but they understand that family comes first.

    Cons

    The sales aspect is very intense and there is a very heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    I came from the LHD team. The team is currently only contractors and after moving to full time employment, I have to say that LHD is one of the most under recognized teams for all the amount of work they offer.


  4. "This is truly a company that, not only wants to be successful, but wants it's coworkers to be successful too!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company cares about it's coworkers. They are conscious of the work/life balance. They treat their coworkers with respect and are fair. They are involved in their community and humanitarian efforts. They keep their coworkers informed on company matters. They do a good job of explaining why they take certain actions and what it means to us.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. CDW is a great place to work!


  5. "An Amazing Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Supervisor in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Supervisor in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    The Coworkers at CDW bring me to work every day! The atmosphere and the energy of the coworkers and management makes the days go by so fast. There are opportunities for leadership promotions you just have to map your path and work hand & hand with your manager to make sure you are doing the best you can daily.
    Hard work does pay off at CDW.

    Cons

    Not enough coworkers in several departments to meet the demand of our growing company.
    Five sick days a year is not enough time for the year.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire your teams not talk at them.
    Make sure you are on the same page as your team. Find out what make them happy instead of what makes you happy.
    Stop micro-managing! Give coworkers the freedom to work the hours they feel best to serve their customers.
    Not everyone is a morning person.
    Treat your coworkers with respect and you will get in return.


  6. "Extremely satisfying, equally as challenging."

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

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

    Pros

    It is very hands on training, along with highly intelligent sales instructors. They help you along every step of the way to ensure you are a factual, polished, ready to take on the world type of Account Manager.

    Cons

    4 weeks of classroom, 8-5 training (which is a pro too) then 5 months of being in the academy (which is more of a pro as well)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You are making this sales training so enjoyable.


  7. "Great workplace"

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

    Pros

    compensation, professional development, and benefits

    Cons

    management in some departments are lacking in leadership skills

  8. "Building a long-term career with lots of potential for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    CDW has a big focus on coworker development. I'm encouraged by the number of women in leadership positions across the company. I'm given flexibility and autonomy in how I do my job, and I get ample feedback to know how I'm performing. I still see plenty of room for growth and challenges and that's what keeps me here.

    Cons

    Each department has a different approach to working from home (some allow, some don't), which is very important to some individuals and I've heard feedback overall that there should be more flexibility in the policies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay engaged with your teams and seek constant feedback. Also, continue to share developments within the company and communicate openly with your reports so they have the most current information and understand why things are done in a certain way.

    CDW Response

    May 5, 2015 – Senior Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. CDW takes pride in promoting a culture that encourages coworkers to build on their expertise, identify new talents and invest in their professional... More


  9. "Love it here!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Sales training program fantastic
    Benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Can get stuck if not self driven


  10. "Sales Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL

    Pros

    Great Company, Good atmosphere & Very nice benefit

    Cons

    Low dollar amount for mileage and other reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    None


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