CDW Account Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 24, 2016
Great training that lasts 6 months, felt close with the training class I was with and management was great. Low pay to start but get a ton of free stuff from vendors and can advance to another position fairly easily.
Good vibe, young office, advancement after a year
Low pay with bad commission percentage for first year
Field Solutions Architect (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 12, 2016
I suffered a medical incident and when I came back to work, they followed the letter of the requested accommodations but not the spirit. A few weeks after I had been back, it became clear they were no longer invested in my success. My manager refused a request to travel for training without any explanation, so I took PTO and went to training on my own dime. A few days after I returned, I was fired.
CDW is a great business to start a career in, however the expectations of moving up were very misleading. I have learned a great deal in the IT world and with sales. A typical day at CDW is very repetitive, yet still with the thrills of sales.
Manager, Inclusion Practices (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 17, 2015
CDW is a thriving company with a rich culture. I have the privilege of driving inclusion within the organization, so that all coworkers feel valued, are able to contribute, and maximize their talents within the organization.
Great company, great culture but becoming to big business
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 8, 2015
For those that are hungry to succeed, you will. I was in Sales for 13yr+ here and have nothing but great things to say about the perks and potential of the opportunities offered here. The biggest issue is that in recent years, they have created a wave of 'compensation adjustments' where the tenured people with the most sales ability were making more $ then they wanted to pay us. That gave way to a series of 'levers' that were put into place and some were clearly unattainable just so they could slight you on your commissions. Overall, if you are looking to make $100K+ in 3-5yrs, this is for you but if you are looking to make $200K+, it's going to be very tough these days.
Senior Consulting Engineer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2015
CDW is a decent company. Probably better than average from the top down. It has a fairly clear mission and objectives. The salary and benefits are about average for the market. The people are exceptional. The team work is exceptional between coworkers. As a whole, the company really makes an effort to take care of its customers.
spreads their dollars and their coworkers a little too thin
They provide excellent training, but unfortunately you're extremely micromanaged. You will learn a lot about the IT industry as well. There are some successful individuals, but they are far and few in between.