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CDW Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Benefits are good, good work/life balance and management seems to care about your ability to succeed" (in 162 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance could be improved" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Base salary is low, high turnaround due to a sales environment" (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Total Rewards"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Looking at the whole picture, not many companies can compare to CDW. They offer total rewards that grow and evolve with your personal life and professional career.

    Cons

    Base pay needs to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in great talent!


  2. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, coworker oriented, great environment, great managers

    Cons

    They are having a hard time scheduling my training. It took IT 2 weeks after I started to get my needed software running even after they delayed my started date a week so that they would have it ready.

  3. "Field Manager"

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    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CDW has an incredible team of coworkers and an unrivaled culture in the IT industry.

    Cons

    Very little, company needs to continue to evolve benefits packages.

    Advice to Management

    Field employees need to see increases in salary for company to be competitive in more expensive markets with higher cost of living.


  4. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Work culture. Love the people.

    Cons

    Could be seen as a homogenous place to work at .

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good ones around...


  5. "Heat people. Strong company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micromanaging. Independent workers will thrive here.

    Cons

    Big company so you can get lost in the sea of people


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales training , great working environment

    Cons

    Long hours, large phone requirements


  7. "h"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDW part-time

    Pros

    everything was great, loved the experience

    Cons

    nothing was bad loved it all

  8. "Field Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Very customer oriented and not a lot of internal facing activity.

    Cons

    Field is overlay to the inside. Very inside out company. Compensation could be better.

    Advice to Management

    None. Leadership is great, don't change that.


  9. "Senior Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company! So great this is my 2nd time around here! Been back now 5 years and love it. I came back for some of the same reasons that brought me here initially the first time was the people and the culture! We hire a lot of like minded individuals-driven, competitive, helpful and willing to roll up your sleeves. It is nice getting up everyday and going into a place you enjoy working at and the people!

    Cons

    Fast paced environment but if you can juggle a lot at once you are good!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Five year CDW review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Instructor/Coach in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Instructor/Coach in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers receive the support and encouragement to do their jobs. The family-like culture makes CDW a great place to work.

    Cons

    CDW is steeped in traditions. It can be difficult to get management to consider different options and ways to do things.


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