Tech Data Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
114 Reviews
3.1
114 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
Bob Dutkowsky
66 Ratings

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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  1.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company straight out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Great first career type job straight out of college. Many entry level positions with growth potential in same department or other departments as well. Relaxed environment with flexible work scheduling.

    Cons

    Only position to make decent money is Director level and up. Managers work way to many hours for little compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fairly compensate the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Do more with less.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job Security...That's the pro.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Need better pay

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many changes in 401K offer and annual pay increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Director of Logistics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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?

    No opinion of CEO

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