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CDW Overview

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www.cdw.com
Lincolnshire, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1984
Company - Public (CDW)
Information Technology
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Unknown
CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs ... Read more

Mission: At CDW, everything we do revolves around meeting the needs of our customers. We help our customers achieve their goals by delivering integrated solutions and services that maximize their technology investment.

CDW Reviews

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CDW Chairman and CEO Thomas E. Richards
Thomas E. Richards
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    Current Employee - Configurations Manager in Rugby, England
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    I have been working at CDW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Opportunities to progress
    Coworkers are generally taken into consideration while making changes
    Solid business, with a global presence

    Cons

    Outdated branding
    Red tape can severely hamper progress in such a sprawling organisation
    Structure is too complex
    Too many people in unnecessary roles
    Salaries could be better in operational roles

    Advice to Management

    Your staff need to know either way whether pay increases are going to happen and what the criteria is for being considered for one if they are.
    Cut out the seemingly pointless calls and meetings over months and months just to get an OK to spend relatively small sums of money on profit making equipment. Stay agile and trust your experts to make sound decisions
    Continue to look after coworkers, in all geographic locations

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CDW Interviews

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CDW (Chicago, IL (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was rigorous but well thought out and efficient. It is clear they have their act together. My recruiter worked with me from the beginning to the end and made sure I was well prepared for the in person interviews.

    The process was basically two phone interviews, and then an onsite tour followed by an interview with my future manager. I found out the same day that I interviewed in person that I got the position.

    There was a LOT of behavioral interviewing-IE-When is a time you've been in X situation and how did you handle it. This occurred in both the phone interviews and the in person interview with the manager.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There isn't really any-everyone's base is the same and it's just a matter of what your commissions will be like based on your own effort-so I wouldn't even try negotiating.

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Company Updates

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  • We're thrilled to be named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQBSq

    Forbes Again Recognizes CDW as One of America's Best Employers

    The "rule of three" principle suggests that things that come in threes are inherently more satisfying and effective. That's true today for CDW, as it was named one of Forbes' America's Best Employers for the third year in a row. The Best Employers list recognizes the top 500 large ...

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CDW Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Connecticut, Hartford Business Journal, 2017
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