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CDW Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Benefits are good, good work/life balance and management seems to care about your ability to succeed" (in 157 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is virtually non-existent" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Base salary is low, high turnaround due to a sales environment" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Account Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Training, company culture, potential is endless here. CDW makes noticeable investments into the development and success of all of their employees. Biggest reseller in the channel, so we have access to resources our competitors simply don't have.

    Cons

    Just some nit picky things. Overall, nothing that's worth pointing out on Glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    We could use more SMB reps to meet recent changes in the threshold employee count for what a MedLar account is.


  2. "Great Sales Training"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great first sales job. You get what you put into the role.

    Cons

    Compensation plan could be better. You get what you put into it.

    Advice to Management

    The treatment I received was excellent

  3. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture focusing on integrity, teamwork and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Sales is not for everyone.


  4. "Great company if you're willing to put the time in"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    A great fun corporate culture

    Cons

    A lot of changes can happen so be prepared


  5. "Senior account Manager K-12"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The commission was great for hard work

    Cons

    The management and biased work environment. The salary was also a total joke.


  6. "I love working at CDW"

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    Current Employee - Associate Network Consulting Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Network Consulting Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ACE program is very challenging yet very rewarding. You will constantly be pushed to exceed your potential. My supervisors are very positive and encouraging. CDW has a great company culture.

    Cons

    I’m not sure this counts as a con, but sometimes I wish there was an office for my work location. I love having the flexibility to work from home, but sometimes I wish we had an office where I can meet up and interact with my coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    I love the ACE program and I love CDW! I love that I am able to continue to learn and build my skillset, and then give back by providing services to our customers.


  7. "Great culture, subpar salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time

    Pros

    -Great culture and a very helping like enviornment.
    -World class Sales training that will set up for the long run and is well respected in industry.
    - Very much a team like atompshere, everyone is always willing to help .

    Cons

    salary is incredibly low .
     a lot of trainings and meetings per week depending on manager.

  8. "Absolutely love this position. Have heard several people say that they left the role and wish they could come back."

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

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

    Pros

    Support multiple managers so never bored!
    Internal support of coworkers
    No cold calls - typically no direct customer interactions
    Independent role
    Remote support of coworkers in different offices

    Cons

    No formal Work From Home policy/privileges
    Capped rates


  9. "Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    CDW is a welcoming and encouraging place. This company puts time and effort into helping me develop my professional skill set.

    Cons

    Free food does not suck


  10. "Some managers great, some shouldn't manage people"

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    Current Employee - Financial Planning and Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Planning and Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers friendly and helpful. Stock doing well (though ESOP discount is just 5%).

    Cons

    High turnover (therefore not many people with a lot of experience). Meager 401(k) match ($2,500/year). Quarter close always includes Saturdays. During busy planning periods (several months out of the year), vacation time highly scrutinized.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers give few/no promotions and have track records of just getting rid of people. If a manager's best skill is managing people out, you should really reconsider keeping them as a people manager (regardless of how well they do at 'managing up').


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