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"A large business with many aspects that still feel like a small business"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Finance in Madison, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Plenty of opportunity to move up in the organization.
Plenty of geographical relocation opportunities, but have never seen them pushed on anyone.
Many big company benefits, with many/most areas still operating with a small company feel
A view of the future of IT (& CDW's place in it) that I understand & believe in
An exec team that knows my name - & I'm not even a manager in a company of many thousands.
Things are always changing - & there are many good things that come with that

Cons

Things are always changing, & that can be unnerving at times (for certain personalities)
Growing pains: Inconsistency in what CDW is from region-to-region across the US depending on the technical experience & sales depth of each local team.

Advice to Management

Go further with the use of Barkley to tell a multi-season story... have him recruit Lee Trevino to join him as "it guys" and the ringers on the company golf team... tie that into the spring golf ads... then have Barkley & Trevino recruit Ken Griffey Jr as the next "it guy" to join them as ringers on the company softball team - tie that into summer baseball ads... have all 3 recruit Urlacher for... etc...

Other Employee Reviews for CDW

  1. "Stay Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food in the cafe'

    Cons

    Micro manage, low pay, other account managers will steal your accounts, bonus structure difficult to hit. Overall the worst place I've ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people for the work they do, not give them silly parties!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to get your feet wet in the sales environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good resources, good training.

    Cons

    Very corporate and tends toward micromanagement. Middle management doesn't add much value other than to watch your pipeline.

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