Tech Data Reviews

Updated 13 April, 2015
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  1. Finance manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility and decisions are taken quickly. Flat hierarchy in the organization and highly dedicated people who are working hard.

    Cons

    Despite good quarter results no increase of salary. Communication to employees is weak and too much focus on short term.

    Advice to Management

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  2. Great people, slow on changes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great people who work there.

    Cons

    Very Long decision ways, some times need to keep it simple.

    Advice to Management

    Some times, keep it simple.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Learn

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Tech Data is a great place to learn many different aspects of business. With hard work and a willingness to think "outside of the role" you will absolutely be promoted in a short time. Because this is a very high volume company in an extremely dynamic industry, there is never a shortage of possible projects, improvements, opportunities to shine. Bob D is the most down to earth CEO you'll ever meet, very approachable and solid. Tech Data has treated me well overall, and I've mostly had strong direct managers.

    Cons

    Career progression is somewhat limited and pay is below average for the industry. There is constant use of the mythical term "career path", which is a fancy excuse for not paying like a top company should. Tech Data tends to lose top talent in a stable economy because of unwillingness to change its compensation philosophy. Executive management can be slow to change and will never be called trendsetters in the tech world. Strategic direction is very solid in some areas and archaeic in others, leading to some inconsistency. All of this is within the norm for a global organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open to change, listen more than you speak. This applies across the board.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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

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

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

    Pros

    Easy, not a lot of tech knowledge needed, good benefits, great training ground

    Cons

    Work 15+ hours per day and if your lucky you will hit $100k. Way to much to do for not a lot of pay. I was the number one person in the company and made $120k...not good. Great training for newbies and managers that can't get in with a manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate the employees.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Do more with less.

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

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

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

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

    Do not protect or care for their employees. Pay horribly.

    Advice to Management

    Managers lead.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Need better pay

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful dedicated employees who work very hard for Tech Data

    Cons

    Low pay, no 401k match but large bonuses and comp for high level execs.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth

  8. Helpful (4)

    Job Security...That's the pro.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company, and there have only been two, small layoffs in my time here. This is a great company to use as a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Pay is low, executives can't make a coherent decision on which direction that they want the business to move. Thinking outside of the box is frowned upon unless you are on the marketing team...MARKETING team, not product marketing a.k.a. product specific sales. If you don't melt into the executive mindset, plan on being stuck in the same position for a while. "Sounds too good to be true" is almost always the case within this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, not a micromanager. Back your employees, don't be your executive's minion. If the message from the executive level seems skewed, odds are, you're not the only one who thinks that way. Get together and stand up for yourself and your teams.

  9. Current Employee

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth; healthy vacation, tuition reimbursement and benefit offers

    Cons

    Many changes in 401K offer and annual pay increases.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Director of Logistics

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Take 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.

  11. Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning tools, good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Work 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 Management

    Pay should equal results, not capped. Reward the performers. Give more freedom to senior people, listen to staff, not just to sr management.

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