Tech Data
3.2 of 5 88 reviews
www.techdata.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

Tech Data Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 88 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

(53 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
88 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "So far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Tech Data has some of the best people to work with in the Tampa Bay area"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "no guidance or coaching from management on career advancement"
    in 3 reviews
  • "There is NEVER any compensation for the long hours you put in"
    in 3 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Low Morale

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for less than a year

ProsSo far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees.

ConsThe company isn't doing great economically and the morale of the company is very low. Senior management still gets bonuses this year while all other employees who had a rough year changing systems get nothing in return.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Software Licensing Specialist

Software Licensing Specialist (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe role depends on the line you're on. Some are more high call volume than others. I didn't have high call volumes, but a lots of orders. The pay is fair. Management also depends on what line you are on.

ConsAdvancement is difficult, and sometimes you get stuck on a team. End of quarter, you are expected to stay VERY late, sometimes past 1am, and also be expected to come in at your same time the next day.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo more frequent reviews and have more structured guidlines.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great company with room for advancement.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Fontana, CA (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

Proslocation, room for advancement, great leadership

ConsAutocratic leadership that is not very receptive to different opinions

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Tech Data company review

Profit Manager (Current Employee)

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

Prosfast & dynamic market
Fortune 100 company

Consno clear commercial strategy
no governance model

Advice to Senior Managementsetup commercial strategy, org chart, governance model

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Share Cropping in the Tech Industry

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits start from day one. Good infrastructure as opposed to other business in the Tampa Bay area.

ConsThey know they have a good infrastructure compared to other companies in the Tampa Bay area. Because they are "Self aware,",they think they have your ass over a barrel.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey won't listen. You open your mouth and offer advice they see that as a threat and you will be put on a plan that is impossible to get off. You can perform your job perfectly and follow a plan verbatim and they will still fire you. I was not fired but I saw this done. The management are cowards and crooks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great company to work for

Credit Analyst (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThey really care about the employees

ConsNone. Keep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Best job I ever had.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Suwanee, GA (US)

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

ProsI can't speak to the Clearwater campus as I work in another location. These are the most friendly, accommodating people I have ever worked with. This includes management. The company goes further to make an employee feel appreciated than any place I have ever worked.

ConsNot the best wage I have ever had, but the pros more than make up for that.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Lots of work, but overall great place to get started

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tech Data

ProsGreat learning experiences. Work load can get tough but definitely a benefit for future careers. Teaches you prioritization.

ConsWish the pay was better.
New order system sucks

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of SAP

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great company, but avoid the IT Dept.

Developer (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalaries are competitive and while I worked on the "business side" I was afforded ample opportunity for growth and allowed to develop tools that helped make my job and my teammates' jobs easier.

ConsIT Department takes tremendous pride in NOT spending it's training budget. When we requested training, we were told to "buy a book" even though the training was essential for my team to grow into new opportunities. IT suffers from a "done is better than perfect" mentality that results in the users getting much less than they actually need, and applications that sit unused for years because they don't meet the requirements of the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire Business Analysts to ensure that IT meets the needs of the actual users and make departments use their training budgets to train people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Like a lot of large companies...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time

ProsMost people are great to work with. Pay seems competitive, not so sure about medical benefits.

ConsLike many large companies, everyone is doing more (or in some cases, a lot more) with less. Quality suffers, as does morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't say anything that hasn't been said before to the management team, and they're not the ones reading this, anyway.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Tech Data? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Tech Data reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky. All 88 reviews are posted anonymously by Tech Data employees.