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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 19 January, 2015
Updated 19 January, 2015
137 Reviews
3.2
137 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 14 reviews)

  • It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 11 reviews)

  • The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to be for 2-4 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (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.

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

    Great company and will always be a home for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Very supportive environment & lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    I would love to see them focus a little more on their employees, work life balance & increase the papay for the work we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate to your emploeyes & their careers & personal lives.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience, low pay!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great co workers, great place to start your career at.

    Cons

    Don't get paid well, overwhelming workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great first career right out of college with many options to advance or change roles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Many entry level positions for college students looking for first careers. Lots of growth potential. Tons of different departments to look into if you are undecided on what you want to really do. Flexible work scheduling. Upper Management/Directors typically all have open door policy and are great mentors. Over 1,500 people on campus so you can meet a lot of people and network.

    Cons

    Pay compared to similar positions at other companies in the industry is lower. Not a very profitable company so lay-offs, freezing 401k matching, not getting your annual pay raise and not giving out holiday bonuses happen quite often. Departments budgets are always tight so promotions typically only happen when someone leaves that position. Employees are always complaining about how much they get paid for the number of hours they work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give advise to lower level positions about options to grow and shadowing opportunities in other departments and areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok

    • 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

    Pros

    not too many pros, not graet

    Cons

    not much, it's a job nothing more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    SSR Role Needs Desperate Transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Free stuff
    Great people
    Management (in my experience) supports their employees

    Cons

    So many:

    SSRs aren't considered to be sales people so they get no cut of their team's commision. For example: SSRs are expected to place the majorty of their team's orders but it makes no difference in their pay if they spend half a day placing a million dollar order or place 20 easy orders. On top of that, a lot can go wrong that isn't your fault but everyone will point their fingers. The order placement system is complicated to say the least and you have to remember a million different specifics depending on what vendor you're placing the order for. Orders also have to touch many departments to be released. If you don't follow up with logistics because they didn't release the order, it's your fault again that the customer didn't recieve their product. At the end of the day a customer isn't happy if they don't recieve their order so you have to play every single role and other departments aren't held to the same responsibility as you are. Because of that there is a lot of pressure on SSRs to place orders correctly, fix issues, and do everything else for their team's very spoiled and demanding customers.

    And for all of that pressure you get paid 13 an hour.

    Your day will be spent drowning in emails, calls, figuring out why the system is glitching, and waiting on Vendors to explain why they delayed shipment for the third time so your angry customer will stop calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redefine this position and raise pay. SSRS deserve better.
    Have more pressure on other departments to perform their jobs correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smooth transition into corporate life for entry level employees, has many areas to progress within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    For Sales: Vendors give away a lot of free gear, prizes, food and vacations.
    Great for young employees starting a corporate life.
    Learn a lot with all of the trainings they provide
    Decent health care plans

    Cons

    Low wage
    Micro-management
    Can get high stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop adding additional tasks when none are taken away - adds more stress
    increase ownership of work in other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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