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Interactive management teams
Account Manager (Current Employee), Chandler, AZMarch 6, 2014
CDW has a wonderful culture and the management team is constantly try to help coworker advance. Account Management entails working with a customer base to find solutions solve problems within their business.
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People are great there.
Transition Specialist (Former Employee), Appleton, WIMarch 6, 2014
Pros: free coffee and sometimes lunch.
Cons: micro-managers.
Worked there for 6 years let go because the job title and responsibilities changed. In the beginning they were great and treated you like an adult. Then they started to micro manage. Overall a decent company I guess. Better for management position than an employee.
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An average company
Software Developer (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 23, 2014
Job culture is about average. Company has a good IT department. Not very many opportunities for advancement.
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Good Fun Work
Configuration Technician (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: organized events
Cons: schedule can vary depending on productivity
A typical day at work in CDW is building PC systems and troubleshooting any errors as well as configuring the host for the intended use. The environment is really friendly and every section of this company is in one way or another connected so its easy to interact with co-workers or managers from another section. It's always busy which is nice unless – more... you take your time you might need to speed up depending on the number of tickets. – less
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Great place to work and learn about technoilogya as a stepping stone into IT.
Sr. Configuration Technician (Current Employee), Vernon Hills, ILFebruary 17, 2014
Pros: it will provide training.
Cons: the pay rate is very low.
• Provide onsite Technical Support for the Configuration Center to solve hardware, software advanced setup.
• Perform research, and create technical document for departmental usage.
• Communicate with varies venders, Customers, Account Managers, Configuration Center Technicians and Managers.
• Customers follow up to ensure configuration requests have – more... been completed to the customer’s satisfaction.
• Support the configuration Center in install Operating System and migration Windows XP to Windows 7 and Windows 8 to 8.1.
• Performing mass deployments and migrations from Windows XP to Windows 7 operating system.
• Setup RAID levels, RAID Controller and configure Boot Camp partition.
• Install and configure Endpoint Protection, PGP desktop Encryption, and Computrace.
• Provide Bloat-ware removal and operating system tuning for best performance.
• Experienced in Lenovo, Acer, Panasonic, HP, Apple, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, servers, desktop, tablet, Printers and laptop.

• Build, provision, install, and configure servers for multiple platforms.
• Basic monitor, troubleshoot PC, Printers, servers, operating systems, and hardware.
• Assemble/build hardware to meet client/service order specifications
• Build servers using Approved OS images via ghost or SCCM.
• Install, configure, and troubleshoot all PC hardware including RAM, hard drives, and network cards.
• Motherboard installation, system modifications and upgrades, video cards, BIOS, keyboards, monitors.
• Configure Servers, PC, laptop, Apple products for government, end user, and private corporations
• Mass image deployment, Hardware replacement, and VPN configuration.
• IP setup, and customize configuration for corporate printers. – less
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Hard working environment.
Configuration Technician (Current Employee), Vernon Hills, ILFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: under pay technicians
Completing customer's orders in a timely fashion, to keep a good productivity level.
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Good Learning, but Tough Grind
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee), Voorhees, NJFebruary 3, 2014
Be prepared to learn a lot. One of the best functions of this company is the chance to learn multiple facets of technology.
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great job. minimal advancement
Configuration Technician (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, ILJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: free saturday
Cons: short breaks, long bathroom walk
This is a job. Extreme hours, little notice. Coworkers seem to keep to themselves. Overall decent place to solidify experience.
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Awesome place to work
SHAREPOINT ARCHITECT / LEAD DEVELOPER (Current Employee), Vernon Hills, ILJanuary 26, 2014
Desining and building SharePoint solutions.
Delivering BI solutions.
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good company to work for
Supplier Chain Coordinator (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, ILJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: far away from current home
upload reports - work with receiving department and AR department to close any open orders
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A very exciting experience and very hands on
Configuration Technician (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, ILJanuary 22, 2014
configuring computers, printers, iPods, Tablets etc.
I have exceled in my abilities to be able to install hardware and download software, and knowledge of troubleshooting. Overall management and my co-workers were great to work with. They were always kind and respectful. The hardest part of this job for me was If didn't know something my eagerness to – more... find out and I must say the most enjoyable part of the job was the job itself. I love working on or with computers since I was a young child. – less
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A place to learn IT and sales
Sales Account Manager (Former Employee), Woodland, ILJanuary 21, 2014
A lot of cold calling is needed to get started and be successful. This can be incredibly difficult and stressful. However, the support staff were great and there was always opportunities to learn more about IT.
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Great people
Product Data Specialist (Current Employee), vernon hillsJanuary 21, 2014
Great people and good work life balance. Occasional free lunches provided by vendors.
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Great environment to learn and excel at sales while gaining an understanding of business operations and complex technologies
Account Manager (Former Employee), Voorhees NJJanuary 15, 2014
Pros: free lunches, relaxed environment
Cons: low initial salary
Being on the phone 2-4 hours a day:
- Cold calling prospective clients and demonstrating value proposition
- Gaining understanding of current clients business processes, operations, infrastructure and finances
- Discuss current and future projects with clients
- Conference calls with clients, specialists, engineers, and vendor partner reps

Coworkers – more... were mostly male, both young and old, but very nice and easy to get along with. Since we were all in sales, we would often consult each other for advice or information.

Hardest part of the job was ensuring that I was on top of all happenings and information of that day, getting organized for the next, coming up with a plan of action, and following through with it to work toward both long and short term goals. – less
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it was hard work
Sorter (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, ILJanuary 11, 2014
it was a hard work loading those trucks
but fun it was a good company to work for
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Inside Sales for a Strong Technology Company
Account Manager (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 7, 2014
Job included fostering relationships with government institutions and working closely to fulfill their technology needs. Strong communication skills and ability to connect with people over the phone were important skills for this position.
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Starting place
Account Manager (Former Employee), TorontoDecember 31, 2013
Even though it was a short stint, I learned many strategies in the sales world.
The hardest part of this job was to make sales on a monthly basis.
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CDW people who DON'T get it
Technical Temp Computer Technician (Former Employee), North Las Vegas, NVDecember 14, 2013
Pros: get experience
Cons: bad mangement, no job security and advancement
CDW is a great place to get experience but they'll quickly take advantage of you and make you work 12-14 hour days. They hire temps to permanent positions, but rarely do they make them permanent. I'll say there's 50%-60% temps working there, they usually say there is a 3 month probation period and promise to hire you permanently. They don't, they just – more... do layoffs so they don't have to hire you permanently and go on to hire other temps. The local management is very deceitful, they seem like nice people but don't be fooled, every few weeks they'll give you free lunches for all the hard work and hours you put in, but then they'll do layoffs, they won't even tell you, they just have the temp agency call you and informed you that your services aren't needed anymore. No explanation, just goodbye that's it your done! I understand there's deadlines to make but when you put in a lot of effort, hours and care you don't layoff those people. The work wasn't that hard, installing HDDs, RAM, expansion cards, imaging systems, and installing OS to the systems. They demand a high volume, which means there's no room for mistakes and training. I didn't have any issues with any of the co workers or management it's just the way they do business. – less
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CDW Gets IT!
Microsoft Licensing Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee), Mettawa, ILNovember 26, 2013
CDW sells Hardware & Software and Provide IT Solutions for
Businesses.
Very Good environment and exposure to IT Careers..
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Account Manager (Former Employee), Herndon, VANovember 20, 2013
borderline poverty pay, get in/get experience & get out!!!

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