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Horrible Sales Organization
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2019
The company does not care at all about the success of its sales people. Opportunities for professional growth are limited. Accounts and territories are consistently reduced and or taken by fellow employees who are supposed to be 'team members'. The organization is setup in such a way that sales people often feel more competition from their fellow co-workers than from actual competitors. If you are looking for a role in sale I recommend looking elsewhere.
Pros
My direct boss
Cons
Everything else about the organization
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Good place to work
Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 February 2019
Good opportunity to start your career as well as place to continue if you can manage to stick with it. Managers are great to work with and company is a manage up environment.
Pros
Managers and environment
Cons
Inside sales, little opportunity to work from home or remote.
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Great Company
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2019
Overall good experience at this company. If you are starting out in sales I would highly recommend them as they have an academy that will teach you the necessary things to become successful
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Growing company, well managed with clear vision
Purchasing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 January 2019
Great development awaited me at CDW. Patience required but hard work and aptitude recognized. Brand new office over four floors that is very employee friendly. Multiple, prizes, lunches and events over a month.
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Toe the line
Account Manager/Sales (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON11 September 2018
As long as you toe the line of what upper management expects from you then you will be fine, possibly even promoted but otherwise watch your back. You are expendable.
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Great place to work
Supervisor, Microsoft SMB & Hardware (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON19 June 2018
CDW has a work hard, play hard culture. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in various aspects of the organization and everyone is celebrated equally.
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Good People
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON6 March 2018
Culture was good, but a lot has changed. With recent changes company isn't the same. Benefits and perks were amazing, but actual job was extremely stressful.
Pros
Perks
Cons
Stress
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Great Culture and Compensation
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON3 March 2018
Great place to work.
Amazing work culture
Focus on professional development of sales staff
Ranked #1 IT solutions reseller 3 years running
Ranked in top places to work in Canada.
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disappointed
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON12 January 2018
disappointed because they do not practice at all what they preach in the CDW Way - if they did, the company would be amazing................................
Pros
salary & benefits are fair
Cons
very disappointed
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Fast Paced Company but poor management
SENIOR BID DESK SPECIALIST: PURCHASING (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 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.
Pros
new, state of the art building, lots of advancement
Cons
poor management in Purchasing, long hours
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Fun place to work
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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Equal opportunity employer,wholesome atmosphere
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 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.
Pros
Free Lunchs, Prizes, Contests
Cons
Monthly deadlines not given at begining of the month, but rather a third of the way into the month
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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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High turnover
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON1 March 2017
Not a great place if you're trying to build your career. Management is always MIA, there is a lot of favoritism, work is never appreciated, and people are constantly micro managed.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
Terrible People
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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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