CDW Canada recognized as a Great Place to Work® for third consecutive year

Apr 20, 2012, 12:26 ET from CDW Canada Inc.

TORONTO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CDW Canada has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the third year in a row, ranked as number 25 in the category for Large and Multinational companies (organizations with more than 1,000 employees working in Canada and/or worldwide). This list, and related stories, appeared in a special national report in The Globe and Mail.

A leading provider of technology solutions for Canadian organizations, CDW Canada is committed to delivering IT solutions individually tailored to specific business needs in order to help customers exceed their organization's expectations and goals. CDW Canada prides itself on hiring the industry's best through an extensive recruitment and hiring process. Coworkers have access to comprehensive training programs that helps hone their technology expertise. CDW Canada fosters a dynamic and progressive work environment and is dedicated to an open and respectful culture where employee appreciation and recognition is a priority. Coworkers are engaged and deliver on the "Circle of Service" philosophy where everything CDW Canada does revolves around meeting the needs of its customers, partners and communities.

"We are honoured to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the third consecutive year," said Mary Ann Yule, Vice President and General Manager, CDW Canada. "Our coworkers have great passion and enthusiasm — they are inspired and do their best every day to deliver superior customer service. This fosters a unique coworker culture which is what makes CDW Canada a great place to work."

This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year's list received over 230 nominations and over 49,000 employees participated in the 2012 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

For information on how to participate in next year's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at or visit

About the Great Place to Work® Institute: Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.

About CDW Canada: CDW Canada Inc. ( is a leading provider of technology solutions for organizations in the public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), CDW Canada provides a single destination for organizations to research, inquire or purchase virtually any technology solution that they require. Customers benefit from one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers who are backed by a team of highly certified IT specialists. Through successful partnerships with more than 350 leading technology manufacturers, CDW Canada draws from a comprehensive selection of 160,000 technology products to help customers find the best technology to meet their unique business needs.  Headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, CDW Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation. In 2010, CDW Canada ranked #36 on Best Workplaces in Canada.

SOURCE CDW Canada Inc.