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Perfect for someone starting in sales.

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Be prepared to work hard for pretty little to start. The base keeps you alive while you build a good book of business. Once you have established yourself it can be pretty lucrative in the long run. Phenominal training staff and training; it gets you ready if you know nothing. Pretty poor work life balance. CDW is adopting the trend of making employees seem like work is their home to work longer hours. Lots of free food, perks, incentives, bonuses to encourage you to think that way. Overall not for someone established in sales but really really good for a beginner.


So much free food its ridiculous, Nice office and environment, Great training, Exposure to new products from leading OEMs, Discounts on hardware and software


Long hours, Some managers feel like they are the bees knees, lots of middle management, high pressure, You will gain weight, Cold calling, Grinding for new leads and new business
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Would not recommend working here

I expected a lot from the company and had a very disappointing experience. There is no value given to the employee and they expect you to work odd times to complete the assigned work. Process is not streamlined and a lot of micromanaging. Feedback/process improvements is not taken the right away and it always affects the ego of the management.


Great bunch of coworkers


Not so great management
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Good culture and well-run company but...

The salaries are too little to disregard. Highly qualified staff are severely under-compensated while sale teams are very highly paid. Benefits are also substandard in my opinion with a 2-year probation to receive full employee benefits.


Lots of food, culture is good


Low pay, long hours for technical staff
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Good place, not for me

I am not a sales person, I cannot convince people to buy things if they don't necessarily need them. for someone who is capable of that, it's great and I recommend it.
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fun workplace with a fast paced environment to challenge yourself

really good experience and a faced paced environment to challenge you critical thinking. The management in the purchasing department are all very kind and productive team!


free bagels on Wednesdays!
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Got worse to work there as time went on

CDW has got worse to work for as time went on. I would not have spent 11 years there if I had something that paid me as much commission as they did. However, I worked hard for that money, didn't come easy. You have to put up with a lot of internal bull.
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CDW is a nice place to work, you can build good relationships and management is very understanding. You have the ability to work from home a few days a month and this helps with work - life balance.
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very competitive workplace with lots of advantages and opportunities to make, but extremely stressful

-expectations are 80 calls minimum; cold calls to new potential clients -follow ups, building a book of business and making sure your payout is correct from spiffs to commission being correct- is all on you -you have to rely on unreliable individuals to process pricing and orders -management sees what they want, will document and use specific examples to halt your career development if you challenge them (even by asking reasoning behind actions or ask questions)
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Challenging work environment

A very fulfilling role where I was challenged to work outside of my comfort zone. I was an intern for the Program Sales team and worked closely with the Proposal Specialist as well as the Sales Analytics team.
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Work in general is great, fast-paced, knowledgeable...but regarding the culture and work/life balance it sucks. Miserable people, gossip, a bunch children called to grown up work. Good on the outside rotten on the inside. Be careful....
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Job Culture

Work life balance - 2/5 Salary/Benefits - 2/5 Job Security - 2/5 Management - 2/5 Job Culture - 2/5 - Poor Management - Only focuses on $$$ - High turnover rate
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Great job for entry level

a typical day at work included making calls out to customers on an average i was in the office 9-10 hours currently not the biggest fan of new management The hardest part of the job is cold calling the most enjoyable part is free events and parties. There are alot of perks
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Challenging, and maybe rewarding

If you work your butt off for 2 years and get placed into a profitable region/vector, you will succeed at CDW. It is a continuous grind that may pay off in the long run. Very high turnover rate.


Cool office, free food all the time, extensive training


No work life balance, archaic CRM, no working from home
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Canada's largest IT Re-seller 5 years in a row. Always striving to be better, but doesn't quite hit the mark when It comes to work/life balance. Some roles are overworked and underpaid compared to leading competitors.
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Horrible Sales Organization

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.


My direct boss


Everything else about the organization
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Good place to work

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.


Managers and environment


Inside sales, little opportunity to work from home or remote.
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Great Company

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

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

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

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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loved it

perfect start to a career in IT. the training program is extensive and the commission structure is amazing. its hard in the first few months but the hustle pays off
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