Tech Data Reviews

Updated 9 September, 2014
Updated 9 September, 2014
115 Reviews
3.1
115 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 9 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is good if you're not in management (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to be for 2-4 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    great people, great teams, good environment. awesome place to get your career started and gain experience in the industry but long term, 5+ years, you should plan for other places.

    Cons

    very high traffic area, you need to get there 30 min before or else the entire area turns in to a parkinglot with all the other 30 companys in the area letting their 9-5'ers go. due to the low turn over rate in management, promotions are very seldom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make changes that will have greater impact internally to make employees feel recognized rather than just a few good words about their hard work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was great because of the people I worked with. They are what makes the company great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    The team and family culture is what makes this place a good company to work for if it is your first job. They train you and give you the resources to be successful.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good. it is below industry standards. They are not a great company for career advancement as most people who move up are very close to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on increasing pay and give people the opportunity to advance.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Good environment. A really professional group of people.

    Cons

    Very flexible in terms of schedule.

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  5.  

    Finance manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility and decisions are taken quickly. Flat hierarchy in the organization and highly dedicated people who are working hard.

    Cons

    Despite good quarter results no increase of salary. Communication to employees is weak and too much focus on short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company straight out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great first career type job straight out of college. Many entry level positions with growth potential in same department or other departments as well. Relaxed environment with flexible work scheduling.

    Cons

    Only position to make decent money is Director level and up. Managers work way to many hours for little compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tech Data is a great place to learn many different aspects of business. With hard work and a willingness to think "outside of the role" you will absolutely be promoted in a short time. Because this is a very high volume company in an extremely dynamic industry, there is never a shortage of possible projects, improvements, opportunities to shine. Bob D is the most down to earth CEO you'll ever meet, very approachable and solid. Tech Data has treated me well overall, and I've mostly had strong direct managers.

    Cons

    Career progression is somewhat limited and pay is below average for the industry. There is constant use of the mythical term "career path", which is a fancy excuse for not paying like a top company should. Tech Data tends to lose top talent in a stable economy because of unwillingness to change its compensation philosophy. Executive management can be slow to change and will never be called trendsetters in the tech world. Strategic direction is very solid in some areas and archaeic in others, leading to some inconsistency. All of this is within the norm for a global organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to change, listen more than you speak. This applies across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning tools, good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Work a huge number of hours for very little pay. Not a lot of room to grow your career if you are in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should equal results, not capped. Reward the performers. Give more freedom to senior people, listen to staff, not just to sr management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    customer care coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a great starting place in this huge company. Gives you good solid ground to meet people and mingle with other departments and learn all aspects of this business. They are great to their employees and really provide an honest environment to work in. Good benefits- alot of free food.

    Cons

    Its just not great money in that department the company is built and succeeds around their customer service and for it to be the biggest thing that makes the company stand out- its like the bottom of the barrel it seems like. There is alot of negative energy and I truly think its because the people don't make good money and that energy spreads.
    Customer care is hard to grow within because people there have worked there so long and unless they leave- not likely- you will not move up or at least not anytime soon. Its more about getting on the managers good side then working really hard every day- you will go unnoticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help to pay your employees better.... retain the ones working hard and taking on more tasks and learning new processes and people wouldn't need to leave that department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Hours were good, lots of opportunities for projects, many employees have been with the company for several years

    Cons

    Company is ranked in the Fortune 500, but no one knows who they are. Disconnect between associates at corporate office and what goes on in the field.

  11.  

    Excellent but poor upper management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PSC
    Former Employee - PSC

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Networking, resume experience, Top of the line vendors and all the basic but yet up to date IT knowledge you will ever need.

    Cons

    Heavy work load and high responsibilities but not good salary that compensate all you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people and complete all made promises in a timely manner. Don't mess with people's salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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