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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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3.2 105 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

(62 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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
  • The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 4 reviews)

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    customer care coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsIts a great starting place in this huge company. Gives you good solid ground to meet people and mingle with other departments and learn all aspects of this business. They are great to their employees and really provide an honest environment to work in. Good benefits- alot of free food.

    ConsIts just not great money in that department the company is built and succeeds around their customer service and for it to be the biggest thing that makes the company stand out- its like the bottom of the barrel it seems like. There is alot of negative energy and I truly think its because the people don't make good money and that energy spreads.
    Customer care is hard to grow within because people there have worked there so long and unless they leave- not likely- you will not move up or at least not anytime soon. Its more about getting on the managers good side then working really hard every day- you will go unnoticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp to pay your employees better.... retain the ones working hard and taking on more tasks and learning new processes and people wouldn't need to leave that department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director of Logistics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsIf you're lucky and get to work under a good manager or director, you may find your work experience to be positive. This is probably true for most companies. It's seems that upper management is trying to make an improvement to the culture.

    ConsThere's is a lot of 'looking out for myself' or 'me first' attitude, very little cooperation from other departments and that probably comes from years of high pressure to produce. Quality of work doesn't matter. Work life balance is poor and unlikely to change as profit comes before anything else. Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that upper management is out of touch with the average employee. I understand that they have to make the numbers, but the focus is too high on the numbers and not on the employees. Happy employees will help make the numbers. If you are a VP or higher, ask your self when was the last time you had one on one with a non-management employee and just asked how they were doing? When was the last time you personally thanked one for their hard work in private?

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    Some good, a lot bad...

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsA lot of great people, a lot of great opportunities in some areas. Some departments have wonderful leadership, other have really bad leadership.

    ConsHave to cover your rear or they'll take advantage of you. It's not about the people anymore, all about your boss looking good no matter what!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    80% of fools, 20% of true hard workers.

    Senior Product Sales Champion (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsTech Data has an amazing marketing focus and drive. They know how to throw amazing vendor events.

    ConsSales and Product marketing is not only a joke but a way to take money from vendors to fuel the Tech Data marketing activities. There are about 20% of the management team that know what they are doing while the other 80% of the remaining received their positions because of friendships and not skill sets.

    Tech Data is also known for FORCING employees to work extended hours for end of month, end of quarter. If an employee says they can not, the manager eventually puts the employee on a performance plan and gives them a negative review on their yearly ROHR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the 20% that do a great job and are not recognized, clean house, do right by your employees. For the 80% that received their positions through friendships, do right by your employees. They need your help not your criticism especially when most of your employees do a better job than you can ever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Department Management Incompetent

    IT Department (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsPeople you work with on a day to day basis in the IT department are nice and very helpful.

    ConsManagement is totally incompetent. They let the business drive deadlines even before the projects are scoped. Half of the IT department that does the SAP development and some database development is in Europe and work on their own deadlines and labor laws. Bottom line, they don't care about projects in the US and can make your projects late. Then you get blamed for other teams not delivering their work in time.

    The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours. You get threats and some even get fired if they refuse or don't work 15 hours a day.

    Management in all their incompetence, does not accept responsibility for anything and put the blame on their developers. All complaints and objections fall on deaf ears and when they don't listen and projects go wrong, they blame devs again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue, treat your people well, learn how to manage project and for the love of god learn what a project methodology is. Learn what project scoping is and restore work/life balance to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech Data values its employees. They are committed to retaining employees that show initiative.

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsTech Data has competive salaries, flexible schedules, learning tools, tuition reimbursement and a young culture within a very well established 40 yr old business.

    ConsA new system conversion has left some of the older employees at a disadvantage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and challenging projects.

    ConsUnreasonable demands on deadlines and workloads. Too much pressure on results. Management tries to do the right thing but can never get the money from senior leadership. Work areas keep shrinking

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are out of touch with workloads and budget constraints. Finance controls everything and all they care about is the short term results and not the long term effect on employee morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    15+ year employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPros: Great people to work with. Work/life balance is good if you're not in management.

    ConsCons: Doesn't pay the highest salaries compared to similar positions elsewhere. Changes can be slow to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop having meetings for the sake of having meetings. Be thoughtful of employees time.

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    Quite satisfied with my employment at TechData

    Operations (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsPositive work environment, people are nice to work with and managers are good to work for with good lines of communication between employee and manager. Work is not difficult in my department and is very rewarding. Work schedule is very accommodating and flexible.

    ConsSome interdepartmental finger-pointing and at times a manager may try to blame an employee for an oversight the manager should also have noticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your employees happy and they will have every reason to stay and be productive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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