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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 3 December, 2014
Updated 3 December, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 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.

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    • 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.  

    Amazing global organization

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible and dynamic company in a very complex marketplace providing high tech logistics, distribution, mobility and 3PL services to 115,000 resellers. The company has many different career opportunities in various departments with much advancement and promotional opportunities based upon the abilities and merits of the individual. Great benefits package and work-life balance.

    Cons

    This company is not for the weak. With the proper attitude, skills and teamwork an individual can easily grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great Company if you work hard.

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and the benefits are good as well as the pay being decent. Great learning environment but not through any training just on the job experience. If you have a good attitude and work hard they do recognize you with awards but dont expect pay raises very often. Love working at Tech Data and I still am happy to drive in each day.

    Cons

    Pay is not industry leading but this is acknowledged by management. Can be very political as managers often pick favorites. Cafeteria is poor in my experience but gym is not bad and very cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership is very very good at TD but you can run into some dead wood in the middle management ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work and lots of opportunities to develop.

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

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn about the distribution of IT hardware, all financial aspects surrounding this business and develop your own career. The benefits of working here are good.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are missing the support of colleagues to overcome a problem. Help yourself is then the solution. Another problem is that successes seem normal but when something goes wrong there is no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people and leave your door open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT Leadership

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    This is a company where you certainly have an advantage as a woman. The real head of IT is an avid promoter of women's rights and female advancement. This company has the stronger ratio of men to women of any company I've been to. Overall company culture is good.

    Cons

    Highly political. Everyone must stay in line. Upper leadership are quick to pass blame below, never reflecting on how their decisions have created the multitude of problems inherent in the culture of the department. The culture focuses on hearing Yes and those who try to look at reasons subjectively become outcastes. It behooves you to keep your mouth shut and just do your 8 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management: it can't always be everyone else's fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Costa Rica SMB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    In Costa Rica , Winning contests will allow you to travel to awesome events!!!!!!however they are very hard to win, besides that it's just another call center being run by a very bad HR dept, and managers who only worry about having a monkey in a chair, also no real growth , just lateral.

    Cons

    Costa Ricas office handles SMB accounts, this office is run like a call center, it's definitely not a sales office, they will not even allow you to listen to music, every break is micro managed, the teams are made up of 3, always have a top performer and 2 losers that benefit from the hard work that the top performer puts in, English level is poor, vp is onsite and is no help at all, actually looks for any excuse to fire an employee as much as he can, he's also been known to hit on certain girls , resolves customer issues by simply changing the customers sales teams, all to add to all this sales reps barely make a $1,000 a month, so keep in mind this is definitely a call center

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