Companies today are only as strong as the technology that supports them. That's where we come in. At CDW, we go far beyond delivering high-tech products. We provide customized services. And we deliver solutions. Design them. Improve them. Optimize them.
Businesses trust CDW to maximize their technology investment because they know our people get IT. They put out the fires. Calm perfect storms. And they do it on a daily basis — and have been for over 25 years. In fact, it's made us the leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare in the United States and Canada.
Working at CDW
It's fun and challenging. Every day, we encourage over 6,900 CDW coworkers to "make things happen." And they do. They've made CDW the nation's best direct technology providers for business, government, education and healthcare. Thanks to our highly motivated coworkers, CDW has earned every major corporate workplace award multiple times. We are very serious when it comes to providing a stimulating work environment for coworkers to use their brainpower. It's why CDW attracts the best. People who are innovators. People who are passionate and dedicated. People who are problem solvers. People who get IT.
Are you one of them?
CDW is a company that gets IT. We realize the importance of personal and professional development, and that your professional success is just as crucial as your personal well being. That is why CDW is 100% committed to the development of every coworker's personal and professional life. We call it Total Wellness. We offer programs, tools and resources to help you achieve your professional goals, as well as your physical, emotional and financial goals. It's The CDW Way and the right way to run a business.
The CDW Way
- We run our business with passion and integrity.
- We empower others to do their jobs.
- We keep our commitments.
- We treat others with respect.
- We resolve conflict directly.
- We listen.
- We include stakeholders in the decision process.
- We live our "philosophies of success" every day.
- We make things happen.
You never know where your military career will lead you. When you're ready for the next challenge, you're ready for CDW. You already get the values we believe in. Teamwork. Drive. Completing the mission. In other words, you're one of the "People Who Get IT." As you transition from the military to the civilian world, you'll want to work with people who get IT. CDW people. We offer a challenging and rewarding culture. We offer many career paths. And we offer the support to help you launch a successful new career that utilizes your military training and skills. That's one reason why CDW is consistently recognized among the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers by G.I. Jobs.
Army PaYS Program: CDW is a proud partner of the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, guaranteeing job interviews to qualified soldiers upon completion of their military service.
Internal Engagement and Support of CDW Veteran Coworkers: Including a supplemental pay program for active military coworkers for a period of up to two years.
Operation Homefront: Partnering with Operation HomeLINK, CDW equips our troops with computers, to ease communications between deployed soldiers and their families. Since 2005, CDW has completed 11 events donating, on average, 100 computers or more per event.
Touchdown for the Troops: In collaboration with Intel, CDW provides junior military enlisted soldiers and their families with refurbished computers. For every touchdown the Washington Redskins score, CDW and Intel donate a computer to a military family.
Operation Support Our Troops Illinois: This drive provides an opportunity for CDW coworkers and community members to drop off goods for overseas troops.
Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (Silver Sponsor in 2010 and Gold Sponsor in 2011): This event promotes the rehabilitation of Veterans with disabilities through adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, and introduces them to other adaptive recreational activities and sports.
CDW hires on ability. It's that simple. The power of diversity and inclusion has been engrained in our culture since CDW was founded. Long before it was a corporate buzzword, or "good business." CDW views diversity as the critical foundation to run a smart business. It all comes down to intellectual horsepower. We get that brainpower from every culture, background, perspective and experience leads to success.
Commitment to Our Coworkers
- CDW Military & Allies Resource Council
- African Heritage Network
- iHOLA! (Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement)
- Pan Asian Council
- Women's Opportunity Network
- GLOBAL (Gay, Lesbian Organization for Business, Allies and Leadership)
- The Eatontown Business Resource Group
- The Voorhees Business Resource Group
- 1850…Rising (The Chandler Business Resource)
Business Resource Groups – Coworker Resource Networks
- Leverage diverse perspectives and experiences to address real business challenges
- Provide developmental opportunities for coworkers to grow professionally and personally
- Foster an inclusive workplace that encourages and enables all coworkers to excel
Our coworkers also make things happen in the community. We encourage it. We support it. And we put money behind it. It's been that way for more than 25 years. CDW and our coworkers have contributed millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours improving the communities we do business in and making a difference in peoples' lives. Because we don't just invest in our business or our customers' success, we invest in the communities we call home.
CDW supports our coworkers by offering one paid Community Service Day off per year. Participation is entirely voluntary. The following is just a few of the organizations our coworkers have helped.
Community Service Partners
- Habitat for Humanity
- American Cancer Society
- Chicago Cares
- Chase Corporate Challenge
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Junior Achievement
- American Red Cross
We support a wide range of programs around the nation.
- The Center for Enriched Living (CEL)
- The Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Children's Miracle Network
- Operation Homefront
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Junior Achievement
- I.C. Stars
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at CDW full-time for more than 8 yearsPros
Perks, great coworkers, great work environment.Cons
Corporate management not familiar with field positions and how field offices workRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at CDW in July 2014.Interview Details
After having applied, interviewed, and missed out on a position previously I was contacted via email about a new and different position that CDW thought I may be interested in prior to finding it myself.
It was a position that I was interested in and from there on things went quickly. I started with a brief interview with the recruiter, and from here things went to a phone interview with the hiring manager. This time was scheduled with advanced notice and an email confirmation of the exact time was also sent to me.
The phone interview with the hiring manager was to the point and definitely looked for instances of how recent positions were directly related to the new position. The interview went well, so it was kept concise. I was informed that they would be bringing me in for a final in person interview.
The final in person interview was scheduled to be three 30 minute interviews with different managers. What I ended up walking into was one interview with 4 managers. What normally might be a little disconcerting, as I had never done an interview like this, turned into a well-run and cordial chance to accurately portray myself to multiple people without having to repeat topics or answers. The questions were not per say difficult, but if you did not do any prep work for you interview they were questions that would show this.
Things went well and I was offered the job quickly after and have had more than enough help in the onboarding and training experience, and am very happy to be a new CDW employee.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThe topic of compensation never came up until the end of the process, and the offer was more than in line with what my expectations were.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Explain to me how you are a hard worker. Answer Question
CDW is a Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of integrated information technology (IT) solutions in the U.S. and Canada. We help our 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs.