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Updated Jul 07, 2014

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3.2 105 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

(62 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to be for 2-4 years

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosgreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Account Representative (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementWork on increasing pay and give people the opportunity to advance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn

    National Account Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat learning tools, good team atmosphere

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    customer care coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL (US)

    ProsIts 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.

    ConsIts 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 Senior ManagementHelp 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCompany 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.

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    Excellent but poor upper management.

    PSC (Former Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company to work for, lots of benefits

    Partner Account Manager (Current Employee) Basingstoke, England (UK)

    ProsCan manage your own time quite flexibly

    ConsThere is a lot of admin to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech Data values its employees. They are committed to retaining employees that show initiative.

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsTech Data has competive salaries, flexible schedules, learning tools, tuition reimbursement and a young culture within a very well established 40 yr old business.

    ConsA new system conversion has left some of the older employees at a disadvantage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    15+ year employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPros: Great people to work with. Work/life balance is good if you're not in management.

    ConsCons: Doesn't pay the highest salaries compared to similar positions elsewhere. Changes can be slow to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop having meetings for the sake of having meetings. Be thoughtful of employees time.

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    The culture at Tech Data promotes a great working environment full of opportunity.

    Finance Intern (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL (US)

    ProsThe culture makes Tech Data a great place to work. We could wear business causal clothing Monday-Thurs and Friday we could even wear jerseys. Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data.

    ConsMy only con would be the cafeteria prices were a bit ridiculous, other than that great company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, my managers and supervisors were awesome!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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