Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 86

CDW

Vernon Hills, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.cdw.com
http://www.cdw.com/careers

Why you want to work there

Employees at this technology service provider in Vernon Hills, Ill., benefit from the company's many technology partnerships. For example, they're able to purchase more than 100,000 technology products at cost. A team led by IT workers revamped the company's peer recognition program, known as REACH (Rewarding Excellence, Achievements, Commitments, and Helping others) to encourage employees to collaborate and recognize one another's achievements. REACH includes monetary rewards for employees who go above and beyond. Recognized employees enter quarterly raffles to receive prizes.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 25

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,400

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 232

IT employee turnover in 2012: 11%

IT promotions in 2012: 7%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $964

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 35%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 31%