SENIOR BID DESK SPECIALIST: PURCHASING (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 September 2017
CDW is the number 1 Reseller in Canada. The company is fast paced and competitive. Work Life balance is still at its infant stages as work from home technology is still improving. Some managers are completely deflective of job responsibilities, yet persist due to higher management connections.
new, state of the art building, lots of advancement
Bid desk specialist (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 9 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.
Corporate Sales Account Manager (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 18 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.
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 April 2017
The workplace is a mixture of seasoned inside sales reps as well as people just out of university. The atmosphere is one of inclusiveness.A typical day involved fielding customer requests for quotes, learning the products of multiple partners,sending and receiving approx 75-100 e-mails along with making approx 40-75 outbound calls. A very fast paced environment, with much learning and updating on new products.
Free Lunchs, Prizes, Contests
Monthly deadlines not given at begining of the month, but rather a third of the way into the month
Great company culture, dynamic and challenging environment
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 28 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.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 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.
Backbone (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 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).
Public Sector Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, Ont – 20 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.