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Bid desk specialist (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON9 August 2017
Automation.
Every day learn a new thing.
Can work 1 day in the week from home.
Management team is not as strong as the CFO AND CEO.
The most enjoyable of the job is seeing every one working above and beyond.
Pros
Free lunch and some days breakfast
Cons
9 hour shift
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Meh
Education Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON11 July 2017
Was a great first job because they provide a lot of training when you first start. good perks is fun activities for the office and people are generally helpful.
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Ever seen the movie "Boiler Room"??
Corporate Sales Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON18 May 2017
The only thing that matters to CDW is sales. SALES SALES SALES. It doesn't matter if they customer is satisfied, only that the sale is made. It doesn't matter if we sell them a solution that isn't in the best interest of the customer, only that the sale is made. It doesn't matter if you've been working an account, or found a new account that wasn't being worked, as management will take it away and give it to one of their "stars", who quite frankly don't need more easy money. Glad to be out of that snake pit.

I will say though, that many of the sales reps were good people, but the company really doesn't care about anything but the all mighty dollar.
Pros
Free lunches, learning about new vendors/products
Cons
Management
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Fun Place to Work
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON11 April 2017
Based on a respectable salary and unlimited commissions, so the money really isn't the issue if you're willing to work for it. The people are great and totally make the job.
Pros
Prizes, Games, Food and GREAT people!
Cons
Management is always re-active, Leadership is constantly changing
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Productive and fun work place
Lead Talent Acquisition Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON23 March 2017
great company culture! Excellent management team, excellent leadership, excellent incentives, great learning opportunities, fun environment, positive environment
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Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON20 January 2017
lots of phone calls........................................................................
managers were showing favoritism most of the time.
lots of perks and free lunches and breakfast though!
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Great company culture, dynamic and challenging environment
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON28 April 2016
CDW is a great place to work due to the dynamic atmosphere and supportive coworkers. The position was a stepping stone for me and was not where I wanted to build my career, so it came time to part ways.

I learned a lot about IT as well as the sales profession, and built extensive experience managing customer relationships and coordinating various projects.

CDW allows its salespeople a lot of flexibility in how they conduct their business and invests a lot of resources in continued training and development. Company events allow coworkers to come together and bond in a friendly atmosphere.

As with any sales position, the job itself is the most daunting part - dealing with rejection, tough timelines, and the tedium of administrative tasks which can sometimes get in the way of revenue-generating activities. However, the challenge is its own reward for the eager salesperson.
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fun
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 October 2015
Great company to work for in terms of IT products, got an American style of doing things here in Canada, CDW is either you got it or not but I love the trips and co workers
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Intense
Corporate Account Manager (Full-Time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario30 September 2015
Lots of internal battles. Spiffs and bonuses are great. Made great friends but also enemies with all the accounts you need to take to sustain business.
Pros
Lots of money to make
Cons
alot of internal problems
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Sales
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON31 August 2015
Fun environment, It is very competitive and face paced.

Long hours and you get what you put in like many things in life, hard work pays off. Positive attitude a must as well as a self motivator
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fun place to work
Microsoft Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON25 May 2015
fun place to work, young organization, the company knows how to celebrate and have a good time. There isn't enough management, its a flat organization. Hard to determine career path.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Very competitive and challenging environment
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 May 2015
A typical day at work would look like 80 “touches” every day. That means I’ll need to make calls to customers and quotes – 80 of them every day. In addition to that I ‘ll need to check for product stock, respond to client’s e-mails and requests, release orders, trainings.
Building a book of business and developing relationship with customers, vendors, product specialists, distribution channels are among the most challenging but at the same time rewarding part of my job.
The amount of IT knowledge and information along with developing my Sales skills are the main assets that I’m going to take away from this job.
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Horrible compensation vs work expectations
Backbone (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2015
Very little opportunity for advancement. They've been #1 in the industry for the last 2 years with approximately $300 million in revenue - that makes it especially hard to stomach the ridiculously low salaries they offer. Turnover is amazingly high. If you need a job - take it, but don't expect to climb the ladder unless you can wait 5 years for minimum for a promotion (not exaggerating).
Pros
Lots of free food
Cons
Salaries are below industry average
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Great Company, very good variable pay,fun and rewarding environment
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON2 March 2015
More understanding for employees. Having more sympathy for personal issues. Try to have the culture built from bottom up rather top bottom.
Pros
Good training. Clear career direction. High Competition.
Cons
Lots of hard work in cold calling on phone, Health benefits are average, Very few opportunities for vertical or parallel growth
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Public Sector Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ont20 August 2014
Currently I am employed by CDW Canada as a Health Care Account Manager. This position requires me to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines with accuracy. Working with key decision makers I design IT solutions that meet the client’s budgets and deadlines. My position requires me to quote jobs from RFP/RFQ, tenders, and bids.
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Great culture and co-workers with a positive environment!
Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke8 May 2014
Great training program, fun work environment, co-workers are friendly and management is always there to help.
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Great place to start your career
Backbone coworker (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON14 August 2013
Fun company to work for - always something exciting going on. Young coworkers, fresh out of college and university. Easy to move up and advance, unfortunately pay & benefits are not competitive with positions elsewhere within the industry.
Pros
Fun and exciting culture
Cons
Uncompetitive pay
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Bid Desk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 February 2013
Great company to work for!
Free stuff and engagement with vendor partners
Good stepping stone for future career
Pros
free stuff
Cons
slow advancement
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Young and Energetic Workplace
Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 January 2013
Hard working, fun environment.
I learned how to multitask and work under pressure.
Management was helpful, always there for you
Hardest part of the job would be the long hours
Working with fun energetic people is the most enjoyable part of the job
Pros
highly lucrative- lots of perks, free food, and gear
Cons
long hours
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Big income potencial, but a grind
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 September 2012
The management are quite honest when they tell you it's hard work, but there is the potential to make a lot of money. Even though the title of "Account Manager" sounds good, it's really just a glorified call centre job.
Pros
lots of free food, free swag, and prizes
Cons
it's a life of cold calling
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