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CDW Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • company benefits are great; culture is very focused on a healthy work-life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time (in 43 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. Helpful (1)

    "Can't ask for a better company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of avenues for promotions/salary growth.
    Very social, easy to make friends with coworkers.
    If you work out of the downtown Chicago office, you have easy public transit access whether you live in the city or suburbs.

    Cons

    Cloud Subscriptions disrupts our CapEx based business model, we should adjust well, but transitions are tricky.

    Sales tools make it harder for sales, specialists, and are finance department to collaborate efficiently. We're too big a company to accept that.


  2. "New Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on coworkers. Great work life balance

    Cons

    too new to come up with any cons

  3. "WSA Security"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Professional, Long Term.

    Cons

    some departments little overtime or none,

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive and helpful.


  4. "Education Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Education Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, Fast pace environment. always learning about latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    Salary desired takes 4-5 years to get to Industry standards


  5. "Tech"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work- love my coworkers and the way we all pull together to respond with a sense of urgency

    Cons

    pace is very quick however its understandable for our industry

    Advice to Management

    Could we combine our sick and vacation banks into one pool of time off?


  6. "Consulting Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Network Consulting Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Network Consulting Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, advancement opportunities interaction with other coworkers. The ability to deal with new technologies every day made working environment challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Clients are put before employees, there is not a true work personal life balance. You are asked to deal with new technologies without prope rd support.

    Advice to Management

    Better guidance and opportunities of real training would help the company growth. Better work life balance.


  7. "Promoting CDW"

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

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

    Pros

    Company offers a well balanced growth plan, competitive salary and state of the art work place.

    Cons

    Company is fast paced and not for anyone with laid back attitude

    Advice to Management

    Need to celebrate more milestone accomplishments

  8. "Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, good IT projects, lot of training, good work-personal life balance

    Cons

    Nothing to think of as of now


  9. "churn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were a lot of trainings and the atmosphere was fairly fun since everyone is in their 20's.

    Cons

    They churn and burn new people to see what sticks. Cold calls all day to get accounts... money is terrible.


  10. "Field Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team work, structure, processes, logical, well run

    Cons

    Its a big company and sometimes it takes a little longer to get things turned around

    Advice to Management

    Keep being a well oiled logistics engine machine and add more recurring revenue steams and services.


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