CDW Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 8 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "CDW always puts their coworkers first and ensures a good work/life balance(in 198 reviews)

  • "Coworkers are truly what make it such a great place to work(in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low base salary for a sales job(in 99 reviews)

  • "not enough exposure to different Account Managers unless you go looking for it(in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've been at CDW for ten years and love the culture, work/life balance, and the ability to govern the direction of my career with many options for growth. CDW supports me in my career goals and encourages me with a wealth of resources for advancing my technical and professional skills to keep me relevant in the ever changing, fast-paced IT industry.

    Cons

    I've worked from home for the majority of my career at CDW. While I do travel to customer sites around the US from time to time, that travel has become a lot less frequent to almost non-existent. While I prefer to work from home, there is somewhat of a disconnect from your traditional management structure - this is ok if you can self-govern but for individuals who require more direction, this might hinder you from being successful. You have to be self-motivated in this type of work environment (although not all jobs at CDW are work-from-home) which has not been a problem for me, but might not be a good fit for everyone.

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  2. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, work life balance, Benefits

    Cons

    None I can think of!

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  3. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work/ life balance and great people

    Cons

    Large companies can be hard to navigate

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Everything It's Promised to Be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company culture is good. Managers are all friendly and know how to push you to do your best. If you don't mind being on the phone and sales is your thing then this might be for you.

    Cons

    Work life balance is nearly impossible to manage. Job expectations for the first few months are a bunch of calls each day, then managing the sales process for low-spend customers. If a recruiter tells you you'll make 50K+ in a year ask them to show salary and commission that you will be set up on then do your own math. In my eyes, you're just a glorified Best Buy employee for the first 6 months.

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  5. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment, work/life balance, if you stick it out in sales you will eventually be satisfied with your compensation!

    Cons

    low base salary, Sales goals sometimes unattainable, takes a while to make money.

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  6. "Feels like Home"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Work Life Balance is great!

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now !

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  7. "20 Years"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AR CONSULTANT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is great! CDW cares about their employees

    Cons

    Office is over 30 miles from my home

  8. Helpful (1)

    "CDW"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Compensation not at industry standard

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    "Good exposure to IT, terrible management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good exposure to IT space -Great initial training program

    Cons

    -Your manager determines your success. Showing dedication, loyalty and hard work doesn't pay off here, get ready to pucker up if you'd like to get anywhere. It's all politics -Internal processes are very broken, causing 90% of the job to be administrative vs actually selling. Backbone departments are very disorganized and undervalued. Management is fully aware and has done nothing to address this -Base salary is far below industry standard -Work life balance is non-existent -Expressing any negative concerns to upper management will be used against you down the line. They do not take feedback and expect you to put your head down and stay in your lane -Accounts can be taken from you by your manager at anytime without any explanation, even if you built it from nothing. They are purely focused on the bottom line not the customer relationship -Subpar benefits equivalent to being a student initially. You build your vacation/sick time from scratch

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  10. "Overall coworker experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior/Lead QA Analyst in Antioch, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CDW full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, good work/life balance approach, good communication with coworkers

    Cons

    Not a big investor in training for all teams/roles; IT dept works very lean with a do more with less expectation; typical inter-departmental political issues; lots of changes in IT upper management in last few years, which has resulted numerous re-org/re-structuring and instability in teams.

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