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"CDW is a sinking ship, get Krasny back and Zeman, they know how to motivate people and take care of the employees."

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mettawa, IL
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mettawa, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You have an opportunity to earn a lot of money in sales. Other positions are average pay.

Cons

No work life balance
No matter what the goals is, your never there
They keep changing compensation
They keep taking accounts from Sales
Directors, Sr. Directors, Bill Weaver are very disconnected from what has made CDW great
They are turing the place into a bunch of average to below average sales people
It looks like HP and Dell from an inside perspective
People are leaving in huge numbers and Management does not care

Advice to Management

start rewarding people, stop cutting compensation. Wake up, were losing tenured account managers every day and they are taking their accounts with them. The economy is impacting our business and give some people goal relief. Sr. Management has killed the moral of the sales people. WAKE UP, morale is at the lowest level in history! Your paying people in non sales positions a lot of money to do nothing. Pipeline, meetings and spreasheets don't produce sales. The Berbee integration was a joke and no one in upper management will be held accountable. (just blame account managers, than write them up and fire them) Alienate your best account managers, then justify why they leave ,as a good!

Other Employee Reviews for CDW

  1. "CDW has a great work environment and strives to improve."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Voorhees, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Voorhees, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    casual work invironment with an opportunity to learn and grow with the company. Nice People, competitive, friendly, and the best in their business. Extensive training so even if you have no IT experience like I lacked, you will be confident in your abilities in no time. Management is very supportive of work/life balance. Hours are consistant 8:30-5:30 and you never have to work weekends. 401k has a nice contribution. They are a well respected company with solid foundation and consistant growth over their 22 years of existance.

    Cons

    Starting pay is low, hard to build a book and start making money

    Advice to Management

    compensate people better especially early on and you will see a reduction in turn over especially LOS 12 and under.


  2. "Stick it out the first year and you'll be fine."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of money to be made at CDW if you're willing to put in the effort. They say you will want to quit this job three times during your first year. This is true but if you can stick it out, you'll see the rewards. I get the feeling that people who talk bad about this job didn't have the drive or motivation to work. You can not be afraid to pick up the phone and call people that most times do not want to speak to you. That's just part of the job. If you can get past that part, you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Low base salary for the first year. If you can manage your finances for one year, you should be ok.

    Advice to Management

    Make the base salary higher.

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