Tech Data Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
121 Reviews
3.1
121 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director 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 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is good if you're not in management (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 10 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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I love going to work everyday. The people and environment are great.

    Cons

    The pay is average to below-average for the area. Getting promoted can be very difficult, even for top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Challenging Positions
    Very Fast Environment
    Promotions Availability

    Cons

    Salaries are not as great as similar companies in the industry.
    Very Bureaucrat company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a Salary adjustment will help a lot teams motivations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poorly managed environment

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

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many great people and teams to join. Most people work very hard to do the right thing. It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire. TD university trains you for your next big opportunity. You most likely will not get fired as long as you are not in mid management or higher. If you are in the top 10 -CEO-CFO-CIO, SR VP, etc. you will have a job as long as you want it as it is still a good old boys environment. There are many people who make it to 20 years.

    Cons

    upper management has no desire to allow people to grow effectively and force people to either leave the company or go to another group within Tech Data to get a better position. The philosophy seems to be that 5 entry level people are better than one experienced person. Extremely low pay for the amount of work and knowledge experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Don't make decisions in a vacuum. Pay people what they are worth anf eliminate about 20% of your accountants as they are an expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starting position

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow with the company

    benefits

    great teams

    good place to start career

    friendly co-workeres

    Cons

    Start out pay is low

    Have to wait a year before being able to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work.

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

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Great company for the area.

    Cons

    Slowly dying industry reduces advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Good environment. A really professional group of people.

    Cons

    Very flexible in terms of schedule.

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