Tech Data Reviews

Updated 13 April, 2015
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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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  1. Highly energetic, great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    - always learning - personal growth is abundant
    - opportunities for occupational growth
    - environment is happy and upbeat

    Cons

    too positive to post any negatives

  2. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work. Room for movement and great people

    Cons

    as in all companies inter-departmental issues, but nothing big

  3. Wasted time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

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

    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Tech Data Distribution Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

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

    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 Management

    Take care of your best employees.

  6. Great place to be for 2-4 years

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    make changes that will have greater impact internally to make employees feel recognized rather than just a few good words about their hard work.

  7. Helpful (1)

    My experience was great because of the people I worked with. They are what makes the company great.

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Work on increasing pay and give people the opportunity to advance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth in every department

    Cons

    have to know the right people to get promoted within sr mangement

  9. Solution Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of options career wise.

    Cons

    Management can be close-minded & stuck in ways, especially when they haven't sat in the seat of whom they're managing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Don't just promote those who play the game well. They're phoney & dishonest & will chase the good people away.

  10. Good work environment, too slow for career growth

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller Latin American Division of Tech Data Corp., based in Miami. Great for experience and exposure to export and Latin America. Great benefits and incentives. Industry name recognition might be one of the best assets anyone can take away from working here.

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities, due mainly to size of the division itself. It is very hard to move up in position or rank. Highly political. Compensation not always commensurate to workload, especially for marketing positions.

    Advice to Management

    Must re-consider career growth paths, and/or offer better compensation and benefits packages.

  11. Was a good place to work..not lately though

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers all trying to do the right thing. Benefits are fair though they are going downhill slowly. Lots of youth and decent diversity.

    Cons

    Try as you might it's never good enough. Unless you are part of the "in crowd" you'll never get ahead. Cronyism and elitism is everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more, talk less. Don't discount ideas just because they're not yours.

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