CDW Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
CDW CEO Christine Leahy
Christine Leahy
175 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company takes coworker surveys to heart and implements changes to support Work Life Balance constantly(in 188 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn great social environment(in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • "The only con is the base salary for AM's(in 92 reviews)

  • "not enough exposure to different Account Managers unless you go looking for it(in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and people across all departments

    Cons

    Fast pace environment - not for everyone

  2. "CDW trains you from raw talent to business savvy sales professional."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CDW Does a good job of hiring & training sales professionals who often have little to no business acumen. if you're coming out of school & are looking for a job where you will learn a ton & build a book of contacts to sell IT to; CDW is a great option. Great training, great compensation, vendor relationships are second to none

    Cons

    Field Account Executives provide no value, Sales Managers love to micromanage to prove themselves essential.

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  3. "Cdw Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice office , work from home

    Cons

    Long hours for some. No chance to move up unless you e been there for 5 or more years. Lack of employee development.

  4. "Amazing tech company with a great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CDW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great systems and amazing people ! My onboarding has been nothing short of best in class. The people know what they are doing be it products, systems or processes.

    Cons

    Too early to say

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people is the key to a great workplace. CDW (Scalar when I worked there) had great people. You were allowed to do your job as you saw fit, because you were hired for that specific role and they expected and trusted that you knew how to do your job and treat it like you were building something for yourself.

    Cons

    If you weren't of an entrepreneurial mind set you would find it a hard place to work. Towards the end of my tenure there (in hindsight they were preparing to sell) they changed comp plans negatively which pushed people out the door.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Unfit Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Backbone in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Office space, co - workers, perks, ergonomic desk.

    Cons

    Long hours, Fraudulent Management is promoted by knowing someone, Politics, Favourtisim, Lack of Recongnition, Bullying, instilling fear, No room for growth, redundancy, archaic system.

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    CDW Response

    April 3, 2020Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We assure you it does not reflect CDW’s values or corporate culture and take any claims not in line with The CDW Way very seriously. We would like to know more details about your situation, so we can look into this further. I encourage you to contact us via one of the following options: 1. CDW Ethics and Compliance Office directly by calling (847) 419-6160 2. Ethics Helpline at (877) 723-9929 or 3. Coworker Relations, Sr. Manager Keith Arnold at (312) 547-3028

  7. Helpful (4)

    "I miss Scalar..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Length of Service Rewards and Comp

    Cons

    Inflexible, stuck in their processes and unwilling to review to see if it could be better

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not too good"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn

    Cons

    No job security , can be fired any time

  9. "Performance Based"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Merchandiser in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life balance and good staff.

    Cons

    bad compensation compared to competitors.

  10. "Nice place and people working at there"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Office locations are great. -You can easily switch from one position to another (of course, do your homework first). - Senior leadership and director board are reachable and they hear you.

    Cons

    We lost our founder recently and the mindset is moving to CDW. Salary compensation and benefits seem to match the average but IMO they aren't good enough.

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