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Updated August 17, 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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    • 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 (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. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...

  3. "CDW review"

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    • 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

    Good health plan and stock sharing plan

    Cons

    Sub-par pay compared to industry standard


  4. "SALES INTERN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Lots of access to training resources

    Cons

    Employees tend to be more of a number than a person.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home (depending on dept/team depends if you can and how often)

    Cons

    Poor Supervisors with no experience and no training. Pay is low and "raises" are less than 3% yet your review will always say how great of a worker you are. Going above and beyond will become the norm or is considered to be a part of your job. Laziness and stupidity are valued and praised yet hard workers are just given more work since they are the only competent people. There needs to be more oversight as to who gets hired and how skilled they are. Last few people hired on my team can't even send a properly worded email and yet the Supervisor loves them and praises them for doing crap work. Favoritism will get you a long way at this company. If you try to transfer out of your team/dept, HR will give some bs about how you cannot get more than a 10% raise, yet they offer outsiders double/triple the amount for the same role. So there is no incentive to want to transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Train new supervisors better and stop giving crap raises as it contradicts what is said in the yearly review.


  9. "Marketing Team"

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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment, Company culture and ethics

    Cons

    Benefits, Promotions are pretty difficult to get.


  10. "CDW - A Great Place to Work!!"

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

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

    Pros

    The leaders care about the employees and the customers.
    Great pay
    Good benefits
    Excellent coworkers
    Growing company who promotes from within

    Cons

    It's a big company and can be slow to change
    As a big company it has lots of processes that need to be navigated as a leader

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work
    Many of the coworkers are remote and make sure the IT department has focus on their needs not just those in the offices


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