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CDW Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • And you hear about work-life balance everywhere you interview, but at CDW it's the real deal (in 152 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule - work from home 90% of the time (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to work/life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • base salary is not competitive with other entry level sales jobs (in 84 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, could use better management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friends, good name behind you

    Cons

    too much micromanaging, AZ leadership lacking


  2. Helpful (1)

    "CDW Makes Candidates Feel Special!"

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

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

    Pros

    The personal attention that the recruiters give through the interview process is just a preview to the exceptional onboarding experience and the day to day employment at CDW. The people at CDW genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. And you hear about work-life balance everywhere you interview, but at CDW it's the real deal. So far no expectation for evening or weekend work. You work hard during the day - but can shut it down when you leave. Big enough company that you are constantly meeting people and can see future opportunities - but small enough that you have a team that you work closely with and get to know personally. And small enough to make an immediate positive impact!

    Cons

    None that I have found yet!

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, can choose my own projects

    Cons

    not much room to grow


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very satisfied"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn the tech industry and make connections. Learned a ton in my 7 years there.

    Cons

    Like any job, all it takes is one poorly performing manager to ruin the experience and make you stop enjoying the job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think of small business as the place to dump the poorly performing managers and don't let the good ones all leave for medlar or other verticals. I saw it happen too many times over the 7 years.


  5. "Account Representative"

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    • 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

    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.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company om a great location

    Cons

    frequent territory changes. Young immature environment.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job that has good benefits, free food, free work apparel, and chances to experience nice Venues for events! CDW is it.

    Cons

    The first two years are rough. Low pay, not many chances to get ahead. Really a slow work process of seeing results.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is important. Every employee is not the same and has to be taught what works best for them and their style.

  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good culture and coworkers
    Lots of perks
    Stability and good Comp
    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Communication between departments could do better

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and communication


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good but can be much better

    Cons

    needs some improvements for all workers


  10. "K-12 Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - K-12 Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - K-12 Account Manager in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great healthcare benefits
    - Great stock purchase options
    - Really cool co-workers, young, social - happy hours every week
    - Free swag , t-shirts, cups
    - fun environment

    Cons

    - very sales driven, you won't make money if you don't push your customers over the phone
    - everything is determined by your manager, if you don't get a good book of business you'll end up struggling quite a bit
    - commission based, money isn't good $25k to start it sucks for 2-3 years. unless you catch a big break

    Advice to Management

    - increase the base payment


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