As a freelance reporter, I have recently seen CDW has lost a few of it largest contributors in the company. I will report more in the future as details are trickling in.
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Cdw is just a procurement engine at the end of the day, a e-tailer. Technical bench is non existent at this point as many top performers and individual contributors have left.
Wow, I don’t even know where to start with you pontification. Let just sum it up in a few words. Don’t fool yourself. You are a member of a cultist organization that doesn’t allow difference of opinions that challenge the CDW way. If you think you are safe because of the culture. I doesn’t foster growth. Yes, some of the managers are good. But it seems certain “things” float to the top of the organization. More often at CDW than the other CDW sized companies I have been at. They say they listen to the surveys. But, the same people are there riding on coat tails. As long as you have that your organization is destined to fail. CDW is not too big to fail. Your competition is hiring why is that if the economy is struggling.
With CDW, there is always going to be an opportunity to head on down the road and make 5, 10, or 25K more. The company is run in a very financially conservative mode, and is not known for being top in pay. Sometimes it is frustrating, other times (like in a pandemic), you are glad for it. 200 layoffs s—s but it is a small number and hopefully they targeted those who got a 1 on their last performance management report. Most people stay because it is a good culture, you will learn a lot and have opportunity to get a tremendous amount of training, and it is a good place to work while raising a family. You get access to a wide swath of customers that most VARs can only dream of getting access to, but it comes at a price (the PPM tax on your profit and SPIFFs). I could go to greener grass and get a $25K raise......but I stay for the aforementioned reasons (at least until the kids get a bit older). I've worked at 3 Fortune 250's and 3 small VAR's. CDW is the best of the large companies I've worked for in terms of how they treat employees, and beats 2 of the 3 small VARs as well (you think big company politics are bad....sometimes they don't hold a candle to small companies). You hate to see good people go, but hi-po's who come into the company external are going to move on in most cases because it is a competitive market and it's hard to say no to the money. It's not always a bad thing to see a lot of former longtime dubbers out there being wildly successful at other companies.....it speaks to the strength of the company's internally-developed talent.
it is sad that current and ex employees have to post on anonymous website because fear of legal retribution from CDW. Im glad someone is looking into the CDW's dealings and not suppressing that voice. Maybe, just maybe the truth will come out.
A lot of past employees of the company cannot talk about the interworking of the company and how CDW hides profit centers from all of its workers. Im not surprised that they have turn over from it biggest contributors. They probably saw that they company conceals a lot of profit and treatment of those employees. Lets take one area, because many come to mind. Special negotiations with distribution to transmit data at a higher price so CDW retains more profit. Im not talking about rebates. I am talking about actual marks ups on the data that CDW does and says it is true cost. The problem is the sales employees are paid on profit and concealing that profit from those employee's is not an ethical stance. Dig into this and report it so it is out in public view. Remember, if a company says we have you taken care of. Maybe you should question what that is. If the answer from a manager is (why would you ask). Well...prove it wrong then.
Executive management they are well compensated not for ability. The method of throwing jello against the wall and seeing if it sticks is not a business plan. Yes, CDW has money for the executives! But, they do not value the top contributors in the company and conceal a lot of pay related profit from its employees. Most talented end up leaving. The company is going to be challenged to hit revenue and profit over 2020 and 2021. Yes, some major contributors have left in the past few months to other companies.