CDW - Misleading, Waste of your time | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for CDW
There are newer employer reviews for CDW

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Misleading, Waste of your time"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Manager in Mettawa, IL
Former Employee - Account Manager in Mettawa, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

CDW is a great company to be apart of. They really take care of their employees and make you feel very welcome.
Training program is very good. Looks great on resumes.

Cons

It's like being in kindergarten. You will find a lot of drama if something slips up. This includes just having conversation at lunch with an co-worker, if it gets out, expect to be brought into a conference room and yelled at.

The base pay is 25k and there is really no potential to make any commision. The accounts are tapped out. You will find yourself cold calling accounts that a previous account manager called a week ago. It is not unlikely for you to be told to "F-OFF" when you call or just blatenly get yelled at by these companies. Stay AWAY FROM MED-LAR Segment. Get into small business where you are just receiving calls from customers and taking orders. Guaranteed commission that way. The guys right out of training were making 35-40k just by answering the phone and placing orders. No cold calling.

Like I said stay away from Med-Lar, they have currently implemented a new program, where if you do not hit your sales quota, there's a box, fill it up and leave, your fired.

Accounts are tapped out!!!! I can't emphasize this enough. You may get lucky and find a diamond in the rough, but it is very unlikely.

Insite and Dell are you biggest competitors and they will destroy you when it comes to a price battle!!! If you are going up against these companies in a quote, you will lose. You will have to sell the product at negative margin. CDW's prices are out of control and there is no room to compete. They train you to sell the services that CDW offers. SELL THE VALUE THEY TELL YOU! Well, they aren't that great because Insite and Dell piggy backs off CDW'S business model, lets them spend all the money to implement new services, copies it and adds it to their own. It's pathetic.

The only thing I can recommend since its a great company to be apart of is, stick out your 6 months- a year on the sales floor and transfer within the company. I wasn't told that this was possible until my exit interview. I was like thank you guys, would have loved to of stayed with the company but not through sales.

Advice to Management

Enough of the kindergarten atmosphere with the she said he said garbage. It doesn't matter when your a fortune 500 company placing millions of dollars of orders a day. Employees will talk to one another, get over it and focus on your job.

Other Employee Reviews for CDW

  1. "Be careful..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Voorhees, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Voorhees, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cuture & people
    If in IL, room for growth
    Ability to make good money out of college

    Cons

    Management is incompetent
    Favoritism
    No loyalty or substantial pay increase to long term employees


  2. "Good place to start"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great place for recent college grads to start their career. Lots of afterword events. Good place to learn sales and develop your skills.

    Cons

    High turnover, management by spreadsheets rather than actual interaction. Poor compensation, as much of your salary is based off of the luck of the draw.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent, don't just assume it is always sink or swim.

There are newer employer reviews for CDW
There are newer employer reviews for CDW

See Most Recent

Work at CDW? Share Your Experiences

CDW
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or