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CDW Reviews in Mettawa, IL

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.6 20 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards

Thomas E. Richards

(10 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer(in 58 reviews)

  • Many coworkers have the ability to work from home a day or two a week(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • There is sometimes quite a bit of turnover among the inside account managers(in 33 reviews)

  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning(in 32 reviews)

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    Extremely satisfying, equally as challenging.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsIt is very hands on training, along with highly intelligent sales instructors. They help you along every step of the way to ensure you are a factual, polished, ready to take on the world type of Account Manager.

    Cons4 weeks of classroom, 8-5 training (which is a pro too) then 5 months of being in the academy (which is more of a pro as well)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. You are making this sales training so enjoyable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    K12 Sales (Former Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsPay
    Time off
    Discounts
    Great management
    Excellent benefits

    ConsNot much room to move up into management

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    I feel that CDW is more like a family than just a business.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsWe have a new Manager and Supervisor. They more in-tune with the team and our work ethic.

    ConsOur department isn't allowed any "Work from home" days, while every other department in this company has designated days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive us the ability to Work From Home.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is truly a company that, not only wants to be successful, but wants it's coworkers to be successful too!

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsThis company cares about it's coworkers. They are conscious of the work/life balance. They treat their coworkers with respect and are fair. They are involved in their community and humanitarian efforts. They keep their coworkers informed on company matters. They do a good job of explaining why they take certain actions and what it means to us.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. CDW is a great place to work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An Amazing Career

    Sales Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsThe Coworkers at CDW bring me to work every day! The atmosphere and the energy of the coworkers and management makes the days go by so fast. There are opportunities for leadership promotions you just have to map your path and work hand & hand with your manager to make sure you are doing the best you can daily.
    Hard work does pay off at CDW.

    ConsNot enough coworkers in several departments to meet the demand of our growing company.
    Five sick days a year is not enough time for the year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInspire your teams not talk at them.
    Make sure you are on the same page as your team. Find out what make them happy instead of what makes you happy.
    Stop micro-managing! Give coworkers the freedom to work the hours they feel best to serve their customers.
    Not everyone is a morning person.
    Treat your coworkers with respect and you will get in return.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard to get started, but potential if you stick around and enjoy cold calling

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsGood benefits, friendly atmosphere, and the potential to move up and make money. Lots of freebies given out and there are some amazing training programs for various technology systems you can take advantage of. Definitely, take advantage of the certs. Also, building relationships with your clients and helping them out with their IT needs is a rewarding experience. I tended to go out of my way just to make my consistent clients happy; that's a great feeling.

    ConsThere is a lot of cold calling to begin with, and if you're not comfortable with that, this is not the place for you. Being successful really depends on the region you are in and the support from your team when you first arrive. I, unfortunately, was lacking in both of those arenas and my temporary team leader was not all too helpful in terms of training, support, and being able to effectively progress our personal business with the clients. I felt more like a telemarketer rather than a salesman. CDW hires A LOT of people right out of college and the turnover rate is enormous. Six months in less than half of my initial training team was there and morale was pretty low. That's how they weed people out (and find their talent). Also, territorial disputes between your own team members is pretty common. Many coworkers on my regional team had this, "I have mine, I don't care about you" attitude on the team. They were focused more on making their money on their paycheck (commission) rather than trying to build a stronger team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmaller training teams would be vastly beneficial and more direct connect with your actual team. If they focused more on sales training and ways that we could effectively sell these products, I probably would have stayed longer. There just wasn't any real, tangible or meaning support.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CDW is a performance oriented company. CDW seeks to give its coworkers every chance at providing an amazing performance.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsGood coworker relations, fair treatment, safe work environment, internal promotion prospects, support and training provided, benefits and incentives, and fair wages.

    ConsBest practices take a tad more time to implement, but its because someone is making sure that the decisions that are made are sound. Even still a lot of high quality work is accomplished quickly more often than not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to attract and retain great talent and customers and youll continue to be the empoyer of choice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place for career growth and potential.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsUnlimited earning potential
    Promote within
    Leadership training a programs
    Internal opportunities

    ConsLots of competition
    Challenging beginning of career for sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue reviewing the business and keeping your eye on the future of the organization. Our business has changed many times in the close to 30ish years and CDW continues to be well positioned for success and growth. Usually the tough decisions are the ones that leap an organization forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great growing company, greate environment, and great people!

    Senior Sales Analyst (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsYou can work in the City, or in the Suburbs. A growing company means that there are plenty of opportunities to advance. The Directors and VPs are involved at all levels so it's not uncommon to be in focus groups or meetings with them actively participating. Great extra-curricular activities for families such as free admission to museums, family friendly holiday parties, and a whole day at Six Flags reserved only for CDW employees.

    ConsThe work can get monotonous so the job is going to be as fun as you make it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, we appreciate it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happily employed at CDW

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mettawa, IL (US)

    ProsCDW is a stable company that does look out for employees' well being. I have met so many friends here and honestly enjoy coming to work each day.

    ConsStandard issues that every large company deals with. Politics get in the way of decisions and too many cooks in the kitchen stalls progress and makes the company less agile. Allow employees to make more decisions at a quicker pace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of politics and make decisions. Stand behind employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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