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Updated August 22, 2017
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Pros
  • company benefits are great; culture is very focused on a healthy work-life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time (in 45 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)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to Work for a Long-term Career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, CDW investing in employee development, and team culture! After working in various industries and companies, CDW feels like "home" and always provides new projects to keep me challenged and growing professionally by incorporating the newest trends and technology for improvement.

    Cons

    Very happy to be working in an industry that is growing and company focused on customers and employee growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in resources for employees. Work on integrating coworkers across different teams or divisions to support career growth and collaboration.

    CDW Response

    Oct 28, 2016 – Senior Manager

    Thanks for your review. Actually got me a little teary eyed. We are proud of our organization that "feels like home" and we're glad you're part of the family!


  2. "Sharks are born swimming!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many great reasons to be a part of the CDW family but there are a few that truly stand out. CDW is branded well. In the world of IT, this company needs little to no explanation. CDW is a large operation with many avenues for success and the potential for growth within this organization is limitless.

    Cons

    CDW moves at a quick pace, being a new employee means ramping up with few resources for process-driven training. Luckily, I have a great team to support me in my local office as my new-hire training is almost two months after my start date. No true cons here for on-boarding.

  3. "Average job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    From what I see, decent benefits, 7 paid holidays with one floating holiday, Having a routine work week of mon-fri. Coworkers are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Too many people like step on one another to get higher up the ladder. The founder wanted it to feel like a family but over time the values have slipped away. too much expectations, doesn't seem to a whole lot not a whole lot of room for growth. Some members of management like to micromanage. One killer of management is micromanagement. Base pay can be a little better to.

    Advice to Management

    On the shipping side of things. The productivity system that is in place now. Is flawed!, it seems as tho it's all about numbers!! numbers!! numbers!! if you don't make your numbers your in trouble after awhile. That puts a great deal of stress on coworkers just trying to make their numbers everyday. Coworkers start getting greedy, they go after all the easy work for themselves everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cut off. More likely to mess up. I'm telling you to whoever reads this. It would be far better to have a error system in place instead. You get so many errors a year an if you make to many you get suspended or what have you. That way you would be able to retain workers for longer just go until your done, less stressed. Just like part of the moto says " we listen" so listen.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Partner Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Partner Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life Balance, Employee Centric, Benefits, Compensation Package.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons. except the 5 work minimum to explain that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing...


  5. "CDW review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Good health plan and stock sharing plan

    Cons

    Sub-par pay compared to industry standard


  6. "CDW Review"

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

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, flex hours, health benefits...the company supports charitable organizations.

    Cons

    Micromanagers and Managers who don't have your back and are more concerned about looking good. 401(k) max is only $1500.

    Advice to Management

    People don't leave bad companies, they leave bad bosses!!


  7. "Green Grass"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, Excellent work perks, Benefits

    Cons

    Salary is low
    Pressure is high
    Compensation changes happen frequently never in the favor of the coworker

  8. "SALES INTERN"

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    -Growing company and if you do everything right you get a job
    - Competitive but fair

    Cons

    - pay is not the best, but if you put in time you will succeed


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere where multiple points of view are carefully considered.

    Cons

    Low pay and your chance for advancement varies.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career paths to everyone, not just the sales teams.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but too many people care about themselves climbing the ladder."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Supervisor in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Supervisor in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great values on the operations side. Cut throat on the sales side. The backbone is the bread n butter of the company. They make it happen.

    Cons

    Too many people step on others to get higher in the food chain. Sales side is not as family oriented as the operations side. The founder wanted it to feel like a family but over time the values have slipped away.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t treat employees like they are expendable.


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