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CDW Vernon Hills Reviews

Updated January 1, 2018
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Pros
  • And you hear about work-life balance everywhere you interview, but at CDW it's the real deal (in 153 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 low, high turnaround due to a sales environment (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Good Company Culture & Corporate Environment"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people to work around

    Cons

    Processed oriented; Non-Entrepreneurial; Active Interia

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to accept change. "That's how we've always done it" is never an acceptable response.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Pay. Lack of team comradery"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Benefits. Clean working environment.

    Cons

    Drama. Backbiting. Expectations from management is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Promote team comradery. Address issues. Make sure that expectations on clear.


  4. "meh"

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    Current Contractor - Computer Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Contractor - Computer Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    you have a job. It looks good an a resume.

    Cons

    pay is horrible, they will tell you for months that your on a list to get hire and never get hired. They never heard of a thing called breaks.

    Advice to Management

    pay your people better


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not A good company to work for, nor work with."

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    Former Employee - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of parking, to get your daily exercise.

    Cons

    As a Configuration Tech, you stand all day for 8-10 hours - so I ended up with "Plantar Fasciitis", even with the daily stretches, it didn't help. I didn't have a choice but to leave the company, They won't even care nor listen to your cry for help, even when they see you limping to work. Management don't care about your condition, all they care about is the "productivity". Every employee is scared if they fall below they're required productivity everyday - I KID YOU NOT.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you and your family gets the same treatment one way or another. What goes around, comes around.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.


  7. "Great"

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    Current Contractor - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Contractor - Configuration Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, management is great, great company to be with. Room for growth and advancement

    Cons

    None so far, i really cant complain about the company.

    Advice to Management

    None so far

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Just OK"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Friendly coworkers, stock options

    Cons

    Was great in the beginning but once public loyalty to hard workers was gone.
    It's not about how hard you work, it's about who you know and work for. Hard workers not treated very well. Those who just skim by under the radar keep going without being reprimanded. It's a very mans man type of place. Work life balance was good for some while most had none. Very unfair balance cross the board no firm set of rules it's all manager discretion

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the hard workers and let the slackers go. Be more involved from a higher level and promote when needed to all staff not just your favorites.


  9. "Tech"

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    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?


  10. "Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst"

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    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


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