CDW Employee Reviews

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Corporate Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 19, 2018
Overall, the company truly has a great culture. Developed skills in IT, procurement, and account management. There is opportunity to move within depending on how you perform in your role.
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Great place to work while you are young
Sales manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 13, 2018
CDWs strategy is to hire young, talented people and mold them into very savvy professionals. The catch is you will be under paid for average work and only when your work is exceptional will you make some serious income. It’s a good place for people who work hard and have ambition. If you plan to coast, you won’t make much money. Leadership within the company is good in most places. Some leaders- those that have been at CDW 20+ years- need to be replaced.
Pros
Event perks, swag, food, benefits
Cons
Comp plan
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Med/Lar Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Eatontown, NJJuly 12, 2018
Great place to work, room for growth. Always room to learn new products. Management always willing to help if needed room for improvement. Learning something new was always fun
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good people
Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJuly 11, 2018
simply a good group of people that can make it fun to work. managers are not well trained and tend to not share information with each other . A lot of things to be involved with a a lot of community outreach.
Pros
people
Cons
manager pretending they know things
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productive and fun atmosphere
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Shelton, CTJuly 9, 2018
Learned so much! great place to work. young crowd and everyone is very friendly. they really help you grow your business and advance. work life balance is amazing!
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Great People
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 2, 2018
Great company to start out within an I.T Role. Downside is base pay and you need to get lucky with your book of business. I lucked into great account but many of my coworkers could not make 50 dollars a month in commission.
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good place to start
Internal Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 21, 2018
if your looking to get into a fortune 500 company, CDW is a good bet. depending on what position your going for. But you might get a chance to learn on technology, customer service, sales and project management.
Pros
lots of opportunity
Cons
its a BIG corporation, so your just another number.
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Not bad just not a right fit
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 17, 2018
Company is very goal oriented and mindful of employees. A lot of privileges and benefits to doing the job according to management. The only real down fall is the lack of imagination and innovation. Performance is strictly measured by numeric tangibles rather than a dedication to craft and customer experience. Leaders beware followers wanted.
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Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 14, 2018
For me it just wasn't the right fit of where I wanted my career to go. I believe the Management is there for the right reasons and they truly want to see their employees succeed. However, the work was mundane and I didn't like my entire salary being based almost always on commission.
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Great
Data Scientist Contractor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 14, 2018
Amazing place to work. Very laid back lifestyle compared to the cut throat values of some other companies. Great place for work life balance and flexible working hours.
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Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Fitchburg, WIJune 8, 2018
Typical work day - Started at 9 am to 5 pm until training was complete.
Management was helpful and friendly.

The hardest part of the job is lifting the equipment

Most enjoyable part of the job. The friendly staff.
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HPE Server and Storage Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 7, 2018
It is a great company, great people, I would go back in a heartbeat. The management could be alittke better but thats with alot of companies. Its a solid place to work.
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A+ company to work for.
IBM I / iSeries Systems Engineer III (Current Employee) –  RemoteJune 4, 2018
Excellent company to work for and with. Outstanding co-workers and management, great benefits, company provides tools to succeed. Good workplace environment.
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Sales is the way to go
HPE Server Storage Partner Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZMay 28, 2018
CDW focuses on there sales team above all else. If your in a support position outside of the Chicago office you can get forgotten easily. If you can manage yourself this is a great company.
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great culture but very low salary
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL 60606May 21, 2018
great culture and training gives you a leg up on other sales companies. base salary is incredibly low and not competitive at all and can take a while to get good commission coming through.
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Great culture, Great company, Lots to Learn
Corporate Sales Segment (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 15, 2018
Great culture, Great company, Lots to Learn. a lot of politics.. good old boys club. low compensation. great benefits. free lunches and happy hours..
Pros
free lunches
Cons
compensation
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management
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vernon Hills, ILMay 9, 2018
Not much room for growth. Didn't have the best time while there. Management really kept to a core group of people and career path was not really defined.
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Only concerned about bottom line
Executive Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 9, 2018
The company's lack of concern for their employees, and the focus only towards their overall bottom line is the driving motivation for leadership.

Management acts as a puppeteer, simply completing tasks given from their leadership.

They will be happy to allow you to do all of the heavy lifting, and then stick you with the bill when you're done.

Shady, borderline questionable.
Cons
Management, commissions
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Everything IT related
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 2, 2018
Great company to get your feet wet in tech. There's so much technology that's ever changing. The constant change of hard and software made things a little difficult to follow but that's why you need to find your niche in the particular technology that you understand, like, and is also profitable to you.
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Lots of opportunities at CDW
Security Technical Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 19, 2018
CDW really is a great place to work at - there are so many different roles available.. Channel account manager, partner, sales, IT, etc... There are a ton of benefits, too.. depending on your role you get freebies (clothes (patagonia, columbia, nike, etc.), food, electronics, etc.). Only issue is the pay - you are compensated less than most anywhere else for the same job (but you get a ton of benefits!)
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