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Great Company
Services Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 3, 2015
CDW is a amazing company to work for. The management is very supportive of advancement. I work hard and long hours to achieve success.
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CDW is a great company who treats their employees well
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 31, 2015
CDW has been the best company that I have worked for. They really do invest in their employees, and it shows. The environment at work is a work hard/play hard environment with emphasis on both. There are many sales contests and perks, making it a very fun sales job.
Pros
Great environment, free lunches, training
Cons
Takes at least 3 years to make a decent living
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Great workplace
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 28, 2015
Loved working here. Very fun environment with lots of things always going on. Would work for the company again if the circumstances allowed.
Pros
environment
Cons
comission
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account manager (Former Employee) –  Chandler AZJuly 21, 2015
Extensive training program, great co-workers, account manager hardest part is the long time it takes to get to the floor with the base being what it is. Most enjoyable part of the job is the perks.
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Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 13, 2015
A well-organized company that has a sales position to always fill. Good benefits, and an open work environment. High turn over rate for sales and managers.
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Good community, Reliable managers
IT Support Positions (Current Employee) –  Fitchburg, WIJuly 10, 2015
The 12hour shifts are the most tiring factor, but that is basically only for entry level positions.
The vast majority of staff will encourage advancing skills.
Pros
Knowledgable staff
Cons
12 hour shifts for entry level
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Great place to gain a lot of experience
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 10, 2015
it's a bit painful at times but overall it's a great company. The upper management is disconnected from the rest of the company. The worse benefits in the technology field but has so many good co-workers and is a constant challenge to improve your skills.
Pros
Challenging
Cons
Management Disconnect, Benfits (401k matching 1%)
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Contracter to Smartsource to CDW
Network Administrator/Technical Support Lead (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 8, 2015
Smartsource is CDW's preferred contract agency. Being a contractor to Smartsource can present you to numerous enjoyable clients but, Smartsource (CDW) tend to be at the low-end of the pay scale.
Pros
Opportunities for variety of placements
Cons
Low pay, minimul support from SmartSource
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Fortune 500 Co.
Inbound Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILJune 18, 2015
I was a receiving team lead in a large inbound volume facility. Over saw numerous employees, trained and monitored performance. Helped out with labor when I had too, to help our team succeed.
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Great company to work for
Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Cherry Hill, NJJune 15, 2015
It is an awesome company to work for but the base is extremely low and really hard to live on for 2 to 3 years. I am force to write more o my review but everything that i stated above is the only thing you need to know. If you stake it out for 3 years, you will make a lot of money if money is what matters to you the most. You will get the best training and great co- workers.
Pros
experience and company culture
Cons
salary is low
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Solid Company, Good Business Model
K12 SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 29, 2015
The company itself has great partnerships and that means the ability to sell almost anything. Restrictions on Apple, Dell and non-partners make selling some things difficult. Accounts are distributed at random and some of it is luck of the draw. Goals are extemly high unless you are a top earner, tough to get paid every month even with expereince so relying on other incentives at times. Good incentives, plenty of other perks like food and giveaways and trips but a lot of people are tenured here now and would prefer more financial stability over the ability to "maybe" make 100k on a paycheck.
Pros
Good partnerships and strong leadership, communicate a unified message
Cons
Lack of services options means there are gaps in what can be provided to customers, selling from inside model has it's limitations, at times goals are unreasonable
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Horrible
Sales Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 19, 2015
Horrible management, Directors think they are more important than they are, lots of harassment happens here with little done about it.
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Good company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 13, 2015
Good company to work for with many growth opportunities and training, but if you are starting as an account manager (entry level sales) do not expect to make any money for the first 1-2 years.
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Base could be better
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 11, 2015
Pay could improve. Although I am hustling to make every dollar some months are more like a roller coaster than security. However it is sales thats to be expected.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
Needs to open management to other minorities
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Engaging workplace, not for everyone.
Several positions within CDW (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILMay 10, 2015
I worked in multiple departments and it was an interesting experience to see the company from differing viewpoints based on the division you are part of. It's a typical big business full of good and bad.
Pros
More pros in the sales division than in purchasing. Lots of contests and free items (knick knacks, food, trips, etc.)
Cons
Working with rude customers (sales) and sometimes rude coworkers.
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Great place with a few bad apples
Solutions Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 15, 2015
Other than my direct manager, CDW is filled with wonderful people. I'd recommend it to others. Great partnerships with internal teams and business partners.
Pros
People
Cons
None I can think of other than senior manager accountability
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Fun, Relaxed Environment
Executive Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZApril 14, 2015
It's a great place to work, a lot of events, contests, and catered meals. I have the best manager I could ask for... I'm looking for my next road path, looking to stay in the same industry, working for a manufacturer, or within the distribution channel.
Pros
Meals, Not Micro Managed
Cons
I don't have any cons to consider.
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Fun environment for recent college graduates
CORPORATE ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 13, 2015
CDW is a good entry level sales job, with many recent graduates, and a excellent sales training program. The job however has a low base salary which can lead to high turnover, but high enough commission that leads to many earning a high salary in their second year.
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Expect to work long hours
Contract Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 5, 2015
It's a fast growing company but you will get burned out. Management seldom listens to the complaints of their employees they focus on what can be delivered.
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OK place to work
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILMarch 9, 2015
If you're not in sales or senior management, the pay here is beyond low. Everyone is dissatisfied with their pay and thinks they deserve more, but this is actually about 60-70% of market/industry salary. Benefits are standard/good. Work life is pretty good.

The work itself varies and keeps you interested. Communication down from leadership is often lacking and/or leads to wild speculation. They claim to know this and want to be more transparent but then turn around and are vague/political/secretive almost immediately after saying it. Doesn't bother me much, but it's an objective observation.
Pros
work/life
Cons
pay or lack thereof
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