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Great place and people
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 20, 2016
There are a ton of changes happening right now. You can make yourself a great career there or it can open doors to many other avenues. Fantastic young persons job and if you are good, you can make a lot of money. I'm not certain of the satellite locations, but the Riverside location is 7 huge floors of awesome right downtown Chicago. There are multiple free lunches per week, tons of swag being tossed around, there are happy hours any day of the week hosted by any of the hundreds of partners plus exposure to director and VPs to get that face time.
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Good experience and resume builder
Product Data Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILNovember 8, 2016
You get exposure to a lot of different departments and depending on your manager, a lot of opportunities to explore different career paths. There are some very bright and motivated people who work here but also a lot of dinosaurs that have been around forever in the same position. You get what you put in.

Unfortunately at times it does seem like a lot of talk about new opportunities but the daily work-load balance gets in the way of having some time to pursue other interests, making it tricky to get the necessary experience to transition to something else you may have an interest in.

Overall a good company to work for compared to some other corps I've been in.
Pros
Lots of freebies and events that partners sponsor
Cons
Compensation is known to be on the low side for the industry
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Teamwork
Senior Consulting Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILNovember 7, 2016
Working with CDW was a great experience. Team members were always willing to help and the company took every effort to make sure that you were able to meet your goals.
Pros
Great collaborative environment
Cons
More work than people to handle, which is not always a bad thing
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excellent company; with a unique culture
HP Partner Data Center Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZNovember 4, 2016
worked here for 13 years and learned a great deal. Very well run company that puts the employees first. wonderful culture and allows you to have a great work/life balance. would love to work here again and would recommenced this company to anyone.
Pros
work/life balance, culture
Cons
pay
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Great starting place
Account Executive II (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 2, 2016
Client meetings, calls, and follow ups. Learned a tremendous amount about IT. CDW very calculated so decisions were made and acted upon in a very slow manner. Underpaid per experience level and industry standards.
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Competitive and exciting
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 12, 2016
CDW can be grueling for the fist year but after getting into the swing of things it becomes much easier in all aspects. The fist year can be even more rough because of the low base salary and you will be lucky to earn an extra 5-10k in commission within the year.
Pros
free food, numerous resources
Cons
low base salary
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fun environment
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 5, 2016
great place with a work hard play hard mentality. alot of co-workers had very long tenures. this was the longest tenure ive had at a job.
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Challenging day to day sales
Executive Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Mettewa ILOctober 3, 2016
I manged a 140 million dollar account so the stess level was there but I loved it If I am not stressed at work that is not good
I am very competitive and I like a challenge
Pros
flexible hours great customers great co workers
Cons
not a good work family balance
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Great place to work.
Senior Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILSeptember 2, 2016
Enjoyed being able to take a project from start to finish using and participating in all phases of the SDLC. The ability to work closely with the business and operation community made it enjoyable and provide satisfaction. Working with QA team was also an area of interest and satisfaction. Being able to ensure a project met requirements and the users' needs was key to implementing a successful project.

The best part of the job was knowing the users were happy with the deliverable and the appreciation they showed.
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Great compensation - Okay benefits
Administrative Assistant - Managed Services (Current Employee) –  Fitchburg, WISeptember 1, 2016
Depending on what dept you work in will determine how long you remain at CDW. Sales, from my perception is good. Other than that, you need to keep your head on a swivel and make sure you pick up on the hidden clues of the changes of the organization.
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Goal orientated work enviorment
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILAugust 26, 2016
The daily goals set by manager were not overwhelming at all, which made you work to achieve those goals. Team leader guided you through your day so you can achieve your goals.
Pros
Great work atmosphere
Cons
Travel distance to get to work
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Great teams and worklife balance
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILAugust 17, 2016
Great company with lots of growth potential. Location is fantastic, worklife balance is very well understood and praticed amongst all levels of the organization.
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work culture
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Eatontown, NJAugust 9, 2016
excellent work culture and team work environment. always something going on, vendor lunches/ happy hours, company events, free vendor swag. you become great friends with the people you work with. i met some of my best friends working at CDW.
Pros
occasional free lunches
Cons
base salary is very low
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Great Place to work
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Eatontown, NJAugust 6, 2016
Great place to work. I greatly enjoyed my time at CDW. I wish the commissions were more. However everything else about CDW was great.
Pros
Free Vendor Lunches Breakfast every Wednesday and fun events
Cons
Commission was not that high
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Many opportunities to learn different job functions
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 25, 2016
Learned a lot during my time there however, I didn't see many people of color in upper management. Great place to start your career and grow from your experiences.
Pros
Trainings
Cons
Difficult to move around the organization
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Great workplace
Software Sales Analytics Manager (Current Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILJuly 18, 2016
Leading provider of technology products and services for business, government, and education, with over $10 billion in net sales, ranked number 270 on the Fortune 500 list.
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Temps are strung along
Cash Application Specialist (Current Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILJuly 8, 2016
Work as a temp and I've been there 3yrs with no hope of being taken on board. Was told that the company can't afford to hire right now. What a load of garbage? They work you hard.
Pros
I have a job
Cons
Long hours demanding temps to work overtime when full time workers should be doing that.
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Competitive sales environment
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL 60606June 26, 2016
CDW fosters a competitive sales environment. This provides motivation to climb leaderboards in revenue and profit. As an account manager, you essentially are a business owner with your book of business with the resources CDW provides.
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Very strong workplace culture and really strive to make work a good place to be
Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 23, 2016
CDW is a great company to work for, they have built a very strong culture and environment to work in. I have learned a lot of sales and business through their highly rated training program. They put you through a lot before sending you to hit the phones and start connecting with customers and clients. Management is fair for the most part and will give you every chance to succeed. Most days I am dealing/talking to customers and trying to grow more business within my accounts. The hardest part of the job is being willing to cold-call and just pick up the phone and talk to people who generally do not want to talk to you. The most enjoyable part of the job is the perks you get from vendors and the company itself, whether it be happy hours or sales prizes.
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Higher Education Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 31, 2016
An enjoyable place to work. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help. A lot of room for growth. Always a positive attitude within the office.
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