Tech Data Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
112 Reviews

3.1
112 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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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Employee 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.  

    Wasted time

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    If you have no other options, this is the place for you. No hope of learning, development or decent compensation.

    Cons

    Highly political - management - Canadian operation led through fear and intimidation - people live in fear of losing the low paying job - majority of staff do not have a college/university education, and no hope of advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Data Distribution Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Learn basic selling of over 100 vendor lines

    Cons

    Pay your best and hard working employees.
    Lack of recognition to their best employees.
    Does not allow BYOD - Really? In this day in age?
    Technology company that uses outdated technology for internal use.
    The only company I work for where Year over Year your paycheck gets smaller.
    Strict and controlling company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company straight out of college

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    • 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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    • 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.  

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy, not a lot of tech knowledge needed, good benefits, great training ground

    Cons

    Work 15+ hours per day and if your lucky you will hit $100k. Way to much to do for not a lot of pay. I was the number one person in the company and made $120k...not good. Great training for newbies and managers that can't get in with a manufacturer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairly compensate the employees.

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

    Do more with less.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

    Do not protect or care for their employees. Pay horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job Security...That's the pro.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    It's a big company, and there have only been two, small layoffs in my time here. This is a great company to use as a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Pay is low, executives can't make a coherent decision on which direction that they want the business to move. Thinking outside of the box is frowned upon unless you are on the marketing team...MARKETING team, not product marketing a.k.a. product specific sales. If you don't melt into the executive mindset, plan on being stuck in the same position for a while. "Sounds too good to be true" is almost always the case within this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader, not a micromanager. Back your employees, don't be your executive's minion. If the message from the executive level seems skewed, odds are, you're not the only one who thinks that way. Get together and stand up for yourself and your teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Need better pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Wonderful dedicated employees who work very hard for Tech Data

    Cons

    Low pay, no 401k match but large bonuses and comp for high level execs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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