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CDW – Why Work For Us?

​​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.

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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. 

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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

Corporate Philanthropy

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

CDW Reviews

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    Extraordinary company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDW

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great culture, fast paced, high energy, get it done mindset, exciting industry. This company does not have the arrogance found in other, similarly-successful companies I've seen. People are genuine and focus on culture and values is equally genuine.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a staid, slow paced, never-changing organization full of arrogance and deceit this is NOT the place for you.

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    Keep the focus on culture. It is the secret sauce

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CDW Interviews

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Updated 29 Sep 2014

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    Sales - Entry Level - Inside-Herndon Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at CDW in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First phone call after online application and survey/personality online test, was with questions: If the location was good for me, if I’m available on the start date, and if 12$/h is satisfying me-non negotiable.
    Next phone call was a standard questions interview about my resume, experience, why I want to work for CDW, what makes me good in sales, what was my biggest achievement this year, what was the most difficult experience I had and how I handled it ETC.
    After few days I got automatically generated email that I wasn't considered anymore for the position and I cannot reapply for the same job within next following 6 months.

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CDW Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Information Technology, ComputerWorld, 2013
Best for Vets Employers, Military Times EDGE, 2013
Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, GI Jobs, 2013
Fortune 500, Fortune, 2013
InformationWeek 500, InformationWeek, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.cdw.com
Headquarters Vernon Hills, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (CDW)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

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.

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