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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. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Account Manager

    Jul 27, 2016 - Corporate Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides great training and has a wonderful corporate culture. Coworkers become great friends very quickly and easily. Lots of opportunities to expand within the company

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance and partners tend to be overwhelmed and don't provide quick answers. Being a reseller means many people are involved with sales and its easy for human error to effect sales.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    It is a SALES organization - numbers matter not your work quality

    Dec 7, 2009 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to work from home for remote employees. Good training in your practice area (for tech employees). Friendly work atmosphere (for remote employees) with ability to have good life/work balance.

    Cons

    This is a sales organization - no matter how your customers like you and your professional advice if you do not do your monthly numbers - you are out. As a technology consultant you are dependent on account managers and account executives to provide you leads and customer engagement opportunities. Yet your management sets for you a quota you must meet even when your account mangers provide you 0 leads. Middle management (some of them at least) tends to play in 'broken phone' and blamestorming without any desire to understand what is really going on during engagement process. Horrible benefits: expect that for HMO you will be paying appx 70% of insurance costs - several hundred after tax $ for married healthy couple with no kids.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to start

    Jan 4, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworker culture is great and there is room to grow. There are opportunities to move to different positions is you want.

    Cons

    Its sales so it is fast paced and work life balance is difficult at times.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Federal Account Manager

    Jan 3, 2016 -  in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There's an awesome company culture that values it's employees and their work/life balance. Extremely educational within the sales/tech field.

    Cons

    The extremely low pay provided

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Pros

    CDW is a well known company throughout the US and has great opportunities for entry level sales people that are motivated to work hard.

    Cons

    CDW is management heavy. They reward management for their employees good work. Managers get bonus when the employees lost 401K, no reviews. CDW had a layoff in 2008 and as CDW continue to grow they did not rehire the people they lost, they required all their people to work more with less. They announced the 2010 greatest year in CDW history with decreased benefits for their employees and no work life balance.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Hardwork, slow start, long term project for workaholics

    Feb 24, 2021 - Account Representative in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good culture - Commission scales with achievement and tenure - High earning potential - Good training - The start of this job is like chewing glass everyday for two years. If you can get over the hump, there's greener pastures (ie loads of money) on the other side.

    Cons

    - Work life balance; if you want to truly see success you need to put in 12 hour days and grind really hard throughout the day. This job will probably take over your life. - Unrealistic expectations, your targets scale each month based on your growth and previous years earning with that account. If that account made a huge purchase last year but buys nothing this year, good chance you won't make target (some commission clips are based on achieving target instead of gross profit percentage) - Benefits are pretty average. - Start at 8:00am, unpaid lunch. - They schedule constant trainings that clog up your precious time to reply to customer requests/call blocks (lots of them are super useless) - First class to get trained remotely, this job would be difficult in an office environment, but they haven't set up appropriate resources for new candidates working remotely. Extremely difficult to navigate the endless always changing processes without a team, or manager that can answer questions quickly throughout the day. Instead having to send emails constantly, waiting for replies before being able to get back to customers and managing that in an inbox was a nightmare.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Opportunity

    Feb 7, 2021 - Software Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and grow, supportive coworkers, understanding management

    Cons

    Hours can be long and work/life balance can be affected

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to start a career in sales

    Apr 24, 2021 - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure to the technology industry and a lot of perks

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tough and can be non existent at times

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Finance Roles at CDW

    Apr 24, 2014 - Management - Finance in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    At CDW you truly have the opportunity to act as an entrepreneur no matter what your role. Sr. Leaders allow you and support you in your ideas. I have had the ability to create new roles as well as hire new people based on my recommendations and needs of the organization. There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer. All Sr. Leaders are extremely approachable and here you will be working directly with them and they will come directly to you. There is very little 'red-tape' that one has to go through. With that being said, those who are not able to effectively communicate to leaders may have challenges, but those who succeed, will move up fast.

    Cons

    The organization at times is what I would call very "siloed" It is difficult to move across teams or groups, but on a good note, it is mostly due to leaders wanting to hold on to their talent. CDW does have a competitive culture which is good, but at times it may hold you back from other experiences or roles.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Culture

    Oct 3, 2022 - Sr A/R Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth in your job as you mature with the company. Community is so important and we have a very loving and accepting community of coworkers. Work/Life Balance is very important and CDW make sure they take that into consideration with their employees.

    Cons

    I don't have cons but if I have to suggest one, it would be to push for promotions more then twice a year. A lot of people work for a year or more in the role they want to move into before getting that title and pay.

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