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CDW Reviews in Shelton, CT

Updated 8 May 2014
Updated 8 May 2014
631 Reviews
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631 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is also a great work life balance as long as you prove that you are a high performer (in 59 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Base salary could be higher to attract better talent in the beginning (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Awesome work place...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great partnerships with a lot of people, good benefits. you can make alof of $$$ here as long as you work. If CDW isn't a place, it is a great spot to start and get a lot of experience for another position either inside the company or somewhere else.

    Cons

    Some territories are not as lucrative as the next so, it will get challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time on the younger employees. Rather than just hiring more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great launching pad or career if it's what you want

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I worked at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a great opportunity to make a lot of money, not travel and work 8-5. There is also opportunity for lateral movement to other departments or getting into one of the partners. It all depends what you want to do and making it happen.

    Cons

    It gets boring. You do the same thing most of the time and it can get annoying feeling like you're a customer service rep at times. Additionally, there can be a bit of a frat mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus and development on remote offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Below Average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Training, Decent Benefits plenty of free lunches nad perks from vendors

    Cons

    Salary is an absolute joke no education required to work as an Account Manager, Comp Plan is awful and turnover is extremely high. Might make money if you wait several years and get a good account or 2 when people start to leave with the IPO. Get your training stay for a year or two then get out ASAP!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees, recruit actual talent not just college kids willing to take a 25k base salary, give newer account managers some decent accounts if they prove themselves within the first year or you will never retain any talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am in technology sales so there is always something new to speak with the customer about. Great young company - average age is between 25 and 29. Just went public.

    Cons

    Same as any sales - compensation. This negative is not even about the pay - it is about the commissions an Account Manager should keep. They do not always let you keep what you earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just let account managers keep a higher portion of their commissions. Other than that, no gripes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cut Your Teeth

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Shelton, CT (US)

    I worked at CDW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn. They have great people working here. Both in management and base level. If you work hard you can make decent money here. This is a great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Base pay was crummy, hard to get new accounts / grow accounts in the government side of things. To focused on metrics instead of results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Improve the base pay and get some quality people in. The shotgun approach of getting people in with low ball salaries is tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management lacks any experience, do your time and move on

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    Current Employee - Field Account Executive  in  Shelton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Shelton, CT (US)

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    No one gets fired (thats a big negative too!)
    Form great relationships

    Cons

    Managers have no experience and it shows
    Mostly friends of managers, directors get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change how you treat your top performers .
    Lots of employees waiting for IPO and will then leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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