Tech Data Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2014
Updated 25 September, 2014
116 Reviews
3.1
116 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 9 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 6 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't stay too long. If you're not moving up in the first 2 years, you are not moving up. Move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits for a corporation.

    Cons

    We talk about ethics, but end up nearly getting delisted from Nasdaq. You do the math. Management is always changing guard. In good times and bad, employees are expected to tighten their belts. In the past 15 years, 5 of the years have seen pay freezes. 401 k match remains suspended to date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Gained valuable experience....to use elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Development of skill sets, learning the business, co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership decisions that severely impact your success, marketing managers that have no business in that role, little coaching/development help, questionable promotions for individuals who bring little value, compensation is a JOKE compared to industry and area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you notice top talent leaving? May want to devise a plan and career path that retains your employees. Refresh your marketing managers as some have been in same position for years and offer no value anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, visibility to upper management

    Cons

    Distribution of work seems unbalanced, but that's probably the case everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people who are always doing the work and not always talking about the work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay, nice environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Global Organization, Big company in the Tampa Bay Area, Work-Life balance, Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Pay practices (below the market), Career opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your pay practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Simple work, ridiculous politics

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    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is very aware of the need for SOPs, especially safety. The facility was kept relatively clean. There was a training resource center available to associates. It's a 3PL, so the work was a no-brainer.

    Cons

    WAY too many politics for what is essentially a warehouse. Senior management at the branch level WAY too interested in power a cushioning themselves from blame. If they cannot burn you without throwing themselves on the flame, they will get another senior manager to do it for them. Had my suggestions shot down, only to be submitted by my senior manager as his own. They had too many eggs in one basket with a single account and would not heed to obvious suggestions when I raised about diversification. The writing was on the wall and after I left, that account was lost, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope it has changed since I left, but many perfectly qualified and valuable people were marginalized over inner-office politics. Let the managers manage the work and keep senior management in their offices. Don't be so afraid of unionization that you let the associates dictate the policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, with a lot of opportunities for new responsibilities

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the Clearwater area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to pay your top performers, a bit more than average

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Growth, Stable, Opportunities, Connections, Great perks

    Cons

    compensation, corporate policy, politics, hours, professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to who you says things to...Some information should remain in HR. Too much mingling occurs between work and personal lives. THe industry seems to be very small and word travels quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    growth, opportunity, location, co workers

    Cons

    compensation, job titles, hard to move departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not bad at all

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent, benefits are not bad

    Cons

    Too "corporate", very low flexibility, extremely close-minded company. Workers feel like robots sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should probably encourage a more flexible work environment. Granted, it's a sales-oriented company, but even then original ideas should be welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    torture

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free food and more free food

    Cons

    mentally draining/daily phone grind/selling over priced goods. The commissions are designed to always keep the carrot farther away so you can never really make a living wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make systems easier way too much clutter and extra micro management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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