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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "There is a great culture in each individual branch as well as across the nation as one unified company.(in 238 reviews)
  • "The best thing about CDW is we have some really great people who really care about our customers and our company.(in 223 reviews)
  • "CDW offers great benefits and a company you can be proud to say you work for.(in 204 reviews)
  • "There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer.(in 139 reviews)
  • "There was a lot of great training on the different technologies and products on an ongoing basis.(in 137 reviews)
Cons
  • "Pay is low and 'raises' are less than 3% yet your review will always say how great of a worker you are.(in 154 reviews)
  • "Salaries are low and don't seem to be adjusted for higher cost of living areas.(in 148 reviews)
  • "Poor management and insane expectations(in 120 reviews)
  • "the problem is the managers have been thre too long so don't know what the real world is like any more.(in 72 reviews)
  • "disgustingly low base salary 30k when you start and then goes to 25k when you get 'promoted'(in 69 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing!

    Aug 25, 2016 - Corporate Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Their benefits, the perks you get, your coworkers! My coworkers are the reason why I get up in the morning to come to work! (besides making the money or course) everyone here is so friendly and always want to make sure you are doing good.. They want to see you succeed! Team work is everything in this place.

    Cons

    Low base salary but I guess it won't be too bad once you start making commission $$. Besides, the perks of getting other things made up for it!

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    great for first job

    Feb 28, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    fantastic training and experience for starting out

    Cons

    terrible base salary and hard to get a field support

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Nov 9, 2015 - Account Manager 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    some really smart people. happy hours galore. tons of free food. Plenty of training to make sure your are able to do your best in the position

    Cons

    Base salary has increased to a bit but not significant enough to make a difference if your supporting a family. steady Commissions could take more than a year to come in.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Okay for what it is

    Feb 21, 2022 - Account Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - good starter job - easy to get hired at other OEM companies if you start here - fun spiffs - work from home - more laid-back culture than other similar jobs - potential to make lots of money

    Cons

    - disgustingly low base salary 30k when you start and then goes to 25k when you get 'promoted' - typical metrics-driven sales job, managers only care about how many outbound calls you can make - limited internal opportunities, CDW stresses that they love to promote from within, which they do, but it's difficult to get into management positions still - lots of bureaucracy, very difficult to accomplish anything, which results in angry customers - unrealistic sales numbers to hit - depending on what sales team you get put on, your chances of making any sort of a living wage are non-existent. I work on a government team, which hasn't been bad, but I would recommend steering clear of small biz and non-profit

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Mar 11, 2019 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great training program and support system. You'll get out of this job what you put in

    Cons

    Low base salary and sales goals can occasionally be unrealistic. Not the norm though.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    stay away! you might as well work in retail!

    May 27, 2014 - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - depending on your manager, you can have a very rewarding and engaging team - great if you have absolutely zero experience on your resume, put in a year and get out - great potential income, if people on your team leave

    Cons

    - first 2-4 months are classroom training where the company tries to thin the herd and you make base salary only! - once you get on the phones, prepare to make 80+ cold calls daily with maybe 2 of them turning into customers - 8-5 work day, unpaid lunch, basically hourly compensation. (wanna leave 1hr early for doctors appointment? you get docked 1hr pay!) - you have to clock in/out for work - cannot work from home - be prepared to receive your monthly income in the form of gift cards to stores you would never otherwise visit - you might as well work retail cause you'll make the same amount of money - no short term disability plan! - backstabbing and stealing accounts is a necessity to even keep your job here! - absolutely zero growth options, if you DO decide to apply elsewhere in the company your current supervisor starts to treat you differently - senior management doesn't know my name and I've been there for almost 2 years - the rich get richer and management shows preferential treatment for them

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Account Manager

    Jul 22, 2015 - Account Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This was my first full-time position out of college and I gained a ton from the experience. The training you receive at CDW is awesome. The company puts in a lot of time and resources to ensure you are prepared for the job. I experienced great management, but I understand this can vary depending on which team you get assigned to. Good culture, great perks and free events. Fast-paced job. On some days you will be so busy working with different customers the day will fly by before you know it. Some may not see this as a pro...

    Cons

    They tell you this in the interview, but the first year is extremely tough. You will experience failures before you start to see the benefits/success. The base salary is extremely low and it takes some time before your commission checks get to where you want them to be. In such a large company with so many account managers, you can sometimes feel like just a number. Tough to advance to different roles other than Account Manager.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not great, doesn't translate well to remote work

    Jun 22, 2022 - Small Business Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good training program Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Takes 2 years to move up to next level and you make a terrible base salary in that time After initial classroom learning it is more based on you cranking out calls more than anything else, far less learning from a mentor than is needed Tough place to start because you need to call all contacts in your small starting book of accounts on nearly a daily basis, so basically you get paid minimum wage to bother people who you have to work with

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Stay away from this company

    Oct 18, 2021 - Account Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    nothing this company is absolutely terrible workplace

    Cons

    - 32k base salary - huge supply shortage on inventory' - no one knows who cdw is - training is very long and not too beneficial to the actual position - expect to work 10+ hour days if you want to make more than 32k - take the safe bet and go get a hire paying base salary + commission job elsewhere

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    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Best Sales Company!

    May 22, 2014 - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible earning potential in sales with a fun and vibrant culture. The opportunities are limitless do earn as much money as possible and become a professional sophisticated sales person and leader.

    Cons

    Sales is tough and if you are in it for the base salary than you should not have a sales career. In sales, every day/week/month/quarter/year start over. You have to have the passion to keep going but it is not easy!

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