Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 14, Large


Vernon Hills, Ill. [North Central]
Credit: CDW

Why you want to work there

The IT organization at this Vernon Hills, Ill.-based provider of technology products and services features an entrepreneurial culture and maintains a commitment to employee development. CDW offers IT workers opportunities to shape product road maps and collaborate on projects that involve advanced technologies. The company offers flexible working arrangements, opportunities to participate in peer-driven recognition programs and discounts on more than 100,000 technology products. It strives to provide an inclusive workplace through programs such as 1Team, which organizes worker-selected training sessions, arranges student-mentor programs and plans team events.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,075

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 283

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,343

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 67%