Thread regarding CDW layoffs

Will there be more soon?

Is CDW done with layoffs? Or was this just round one?

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I'm an experienced field technical sales resource for another company. I'm being recruited by CDW, and frankly I'm concerned with these newer and older posts related to layoffs and the culture.

On the other hand, CDW has been awarded (very recently) on of Americas best employers?
https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/newsroom/articles/awards/2021/02/09/cdw-named-one-of-america-s-best-employers.html

What is going on here, and should I consider taking ANY position with CDW? Thanks for any information you want to share. I appreciated it.

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Post ID: @2Okha+1708Vlic

They are full of sh– in the distribution center they promote people to supervisor after that person promoted call a african American person the n word how f— up is that , it tells you the kind of people running that vernon hills wh

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Post ID: @2Ntty+1708Vlic

The churn/employee turnover is very high right now. Most of the technical folks has left (PS delivery), including SAs, and there is not much left over from the integration. Morale is very low. Company has no vision and customers are very wary of buying services from cdw as it is just a e-tailer of printers and laptops and cannot be trusted for anything more than hardware sales.

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Post ID: @Dfpl+1708Vlic

I have a response to two of the comments on here. First, I was a high performer just shy of my five year anniversary and low senior recruiter on the totem pole on my team. Not low recruiter - low senior recruiter. As word started to get out that I was let go, at least two dozen of my hires over the past few years reached out to me in shock and two were even quite angry. I have received so many recommendations on LinkedIn from these individuals as well as from others who simply took it upon themselves to write one. That's all the proof I need of my value. Second, someone posted about an engagement survey. I participated in that engagement survey that was "confidential" One should be wise to know that "confidential" is not the same as "anonymous" and you can bet that if someone responded with negative comments, they would be outed immediately to executive management. My team was constantly subjected to tone deaf comments from a senior executive which I will not detail here, but I was chastised on more than one occasion for comments I made or posts that I liked on LinkedIn that were not in harmony with the narrative bandwagon this year. That survey gave me the proper channel in which to express my concerns and opinions as I was asked to do. I did so without fear, and if that action contributed to my inclusion in the RIF, than so be it. I can't even begin to tally the hours of dedication and loyalty I contributed to CDW over a nearly 5 year career as a coworker, preceded by another 4 years with the same team through a partner. The hours away from my family that I devoted to getting the job done all out the window with the RIF. It hurt, absolutely. But I hadn't been comfortable representing my company since early 2020, and that was becoming a huge problem for me. I don't think I would have had the courage to leave on my own so I see this as a blessing. Things happen for a reason - I have believed that all of my life and I always will. The hiring managers that I worked with were the absolute best and I will truly miss collaborating with them. One door closes, another door opens. Cheers!

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Post ID: @wnbu+1708Vlic

I doubt they will lay more off, I/My team was as busy as ever, and I thought "we" were recovering.

I also never thought they'd be a company to lay off employees. That was one of the main reasons I was motivated to start a career there.

To the person, Mo, that commented on the "Bitter" person probably lost their job and a large part of their life and support system has changed without any notice. For you to call it a "good opportunity" is beyond insensitive. Are you part of the management team that got a list of coworkers that let go? You thought it was a good move? Great Culture there!! Because the email I read a few hours before I was terminated said a list WASN'T sent out and people were calling their friends to see if they were ok. Have you ever been laid off before? It is one of the worst events to experience.

Mo, I'm sorry if the unemployed hurt YOUR feelings. I'm sorry that YOUR CEO had to make that tough decision to let go of hundreds of humans and let them figure out their next job. That must have been really hard for her. Keep up the great work Mo!

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Post ID: @ipha+1708Vlic

The CDW culture has changed, now it is; when things get a little tough, get rid of the devoted coworkers who gave everything they had towards the success of the company, who have long LOS and higher salaries.
I never thought CDW would be the type of company that would do that, sadly I was wrong.

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Post ID: @dpgc+1708Vlic

That person above saying that there will be more layoffs likely got laid off and sounds bitter. I would not expect the company to make any more layoffs anytime soon. Now, I think that if the economy remains the same this time next year or gets worse, then sure, one might see layoffs again then, but for now, I wouldn't expect more to come. Our CEO and leadership are BIG on culture. Without a doubt in mind, I know that letting ~200 people go a year and half into her tenure was a difficult decision for our CEO to make. In looking at the people who were let go, though, I'll say that it served as a good opportunity to get rid of SOME people who should've been terminated several years or even decades ago.

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Post ID: @afym+1708Vlic

Yes, you will see more layoffs. Look at the q3 data for CDW. The management right now are trying to protect bonuses. Why would buy a company right before layoff's if you care about your employees. CDW has the money to do the right thing with there employees. Look to the executive and the salary and stock option they cash out. Could one of the take a small pay cut. Yes, this is the CDW way.

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Post ID: @1poa+1708Vlic

Sure hope not. In 2009 they only did one round of layoffs, so hopefully this is the same.

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