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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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    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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    Wasted time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsHighly 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tech Data Distribution Sales

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn basic selling of over 100 vendor lines

    ConsPay 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    Technology company that uses outdated technology for internal use.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 Senior ManagementTake care of your best employees.

    No, I would not 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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    Director of Logistics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsThe Corp level is shallow, very slow to react and only care about top level staff making money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the bottom level staff before it is to late to recover. Too much turnover, too many temps and quality suffers because of it. too much favoritism.

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

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    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

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

    ProsIf you're lucky and get to work under a good manager or director, you may find your work experience to be positive. This is probably true for most companies. It's seems that upper management is trying to make an improvement to the culture.

    ConsThere's is a lot of 'looking out for myself' or 'me first' attitude, very little cooperation from other departments and that probably comes from years of high pressure to produce. Quality of work doesn't matter. Work life balance is poor and unlikely to change as profit comes before anything else. Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that upper management is out of touch with the average employee. I understand that they have to make the numbers, but the focus is too high on the numbers and not on the employees. Happy employees will help make the numbers. If you are a VP or higher, ask your self when was the last time you had one on one with a non-management employee and just asked how they were doing? When was the last time you personally thanked one for their hard work in private?

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    Some good, a lot bad...

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

    ProsA lot of great people, a lot of great opportunities in some areas. Some departments have wonderful leadership, other have really bad leadership.

    ConsHave to cover your rear or they'll take advantage of you. It's not about the people anymore, all about your boss looking good no matter what!

    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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