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Updated Jul 24, 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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    Overall Very Positive, But Company Needs to Align With Customer Satisfaction

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    Pros-Good support from senior leadership.
    -I could develop my own innovative ideas which were heard and appreciated by senior leadership.
    -Many experienced people who were willing to help.
    -Positive, collaborative work environment.

    Cons-Short-sighted. All that mattered were that quarters' results.
    -Financially dominated and run, even though they say they are customer-focused.
    -Too conservative and risk-averse, which made it difficult to run against more aggressive competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe truly customer focused instead of just saying that that you are. Align executive bonuses to customer satisfaction, particularly those in non customer-facing roles such as Credit. Truly align every resource towards customer satisfaction, otherwise different departments will pull in different directions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, great people that are often shut down due to unnecessary bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning experience, good people

    ConsManagement can have too much of a cyoa approach and nothing gets done

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to create a culture where people feel free to try new things

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Company to work for

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

    ProsWhat a great ride it was being part of this organization during 20+ years of growth and change.

    ConsWhile its nice to promote from within, a sprinkling of professionally trained managers would improve consistency of performance across the departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTech Data is dependent on vendor marketing funds. Wasteful spending could be curbed.

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

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    Good experiences, a lot more to be learned...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, location, employee central, sales perks from vendors

    ConsSAP Software, Management absence, career path, high mark ups

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, reduce excessive meetings, consider reasonable goals, show appreciation, plan to build a "sales" software, balance salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Bootcamp

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

    ProsA big corporation that offers some job stability.
    A good place to get your corporate feet wet.
    Looks good on a resume.

    ConsWorklife balance not so balanced.
    So many missed opportunities to build morale.
    Very stressful and relentless atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease remember that you are not only dealing with an employee, you are dealing with their life, their family, their hopes, and their dreams. Sometimes, it's not always about work and that bottom dollar.

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

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    Ok

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL (US)

    ProsFlexible work hours, you can work from home 1/2 days a week
    Dress code is informal, great advantage

    ConsUnfair compensation practices
    Little opportunity to progress in your career

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhausting with endless needless process

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

    ProsFamily feel. Nice HR. OK gym. Good benefits until this year.

    ConsDisorganized, terminal with no possibility for diversification. The Front-Office leadership team is driving a steam engine in a nuclear age. The technology team is on fire and out of control and overpaid. Marketing is a joke. Compensation is so completely inequitable across departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWow. Bail faster.

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

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    Low Morale

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

    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

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    Software Licensing Specialist

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

    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

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    Great company with room for advancement.

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

    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

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