CDW Employee Reviews about "base salary"

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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  • "Our people are everything at CDW(in 436 reviews)

  • "Strong leadership - great work life balance(in 224 reviews)

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  • "There is nothing negatives about CDW(in 280 reviews)

  • "Low base salary for Chicago area(in 120 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Oct 5, 2021 - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and awesome coworkers

      Cons

      A low base salary for the first year

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Stay away from this company

      Oct 18, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nothing this company is absolutely terrible workplace

      Cons

      - 32k base salary - huge supply shortage on inventory' - no one knows who cdw is - training is very long and not too beneficial to the actual position - expect to work 10+ hour days if you want to make more than 32k - take the safe bet and go get a hire paying base salary + commission job elsewhere

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Low salary but great job experience

      Aug 31, 2021 - Account Representative in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great job to get your foot in the door into IT sales.

      Cons

      Base Salary is low. $30,000 salary for the first 2 years. After that, your commission structure improves but they cut your salary down to $25,000.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent but issues

      Aug 31, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get out what you put in. (More hours/work = more money)

      Cons

      Poor benefits package ($2k 401k match, low profit sharing) No Base salary for some sales positions after 4 years. Rapid acquisitions has led to very disjointed services practice.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Company to Learn & Grow

      Aug 16, 2021 - Business Development Specialist in Spring Hill, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Leadership Vision -Learning and Certifications -Coworker Team Mentality -Evolving Inclusion Practices

      Cons

      -Base Salary -Tax % on Bonus -Siloed workforce -Evolution Rate of Change

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Don't join unless you desperately need a job

      Aug 18, 2021 - Account Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Intensive paid training program that'll probably help further your sales career. - Co-workers and Residency managers are laid-back and easy to work with - the best part about my time there was probably my Sales class.

      Cons

      - This company has a few fundamental problems - it lacks professional people who do their jobs efficiently. There were several communication breakdowns I experienced -- it was easy for me to connect with customers and get them to put in orders, but getting those orders to them was almost always a nightmare. - You almost always have to communicate with several internal stakeholders (product specialists, purchasing, bid desks, BD etc.), and these teams are all highly inefficient and unprofessional. It takes ages to get them to answer emails and you cannot move forward with the sale without key information from them, which makes the customer agitated and makes you, being client-facing, take accountability for their mistakes. I once lost a huge sale because of the purchasing department's mistake, and my manager literally told me to lie to the customer and say I got their information down wrong. So not only does all your hard work go into the dump, but so does your self-respect. They gaslight and guilt-trip you. People who rise to the top are brainwashed enough to think they can't do better at an actual reputable organization. Some - Embarrassingly low base salary and commission - half the people who were a part of my cohort quit within the first 6 months. The job is a nightmare and you don't get compensated for how much you have to deal with by default. People who stay with them are usually older ones trying to restart/switch their careers, or college drop-outs who are desperate and willing to work 16 hour days and lose their self-respect to make some cash. Young and bright talent from top schools in the country usually recognize their worth within a few months and will get better opportunities with higher pay. - Support hasn't been enough for workers onboarded remotely.

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      CDW Response

      Manager, 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: a. CDW Ethics and Compliance Office directly by calling (847) 419-6160 b. Ethics Helpline at (877) 723-9929 or c. Coworker Relations, Sr. Manager Keith Arnold at (312) 547-3028

    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent for what it is; wouldnt get too excited

      Aug 11, 2021 - Senior Corporate Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training is easy and they pay you through it. You can make some good commission if you luck out with your accounts

      Cons

      bad base salary, and the accounts that you’re assigned when you finish traininf can feel like a lottery

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Jul 15, 2021 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Atmosphere. coworkers are rewarded for hard work

      Cons

      Low base salary, but there is a lot of opportynity for high commission.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 8, 2021 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work in the tech industry.

      Cons

      Low base salary for Chicago area.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great work/life balance

      Jul 15, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CDW offers flexibility in WFH once you are a senior or executive AM and partners offer plenty of fun events to attend

      Cons

      In the sales role, the base salary is low.

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