Tech Data
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www.techdata.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

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56% of employees 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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    Solid place to start your career in IT, but don't stay too long.

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsLots of opportunities for advancement until a point.
    Great co-workers.
    Ability to build strong network of IT professionals.

    ConsWork-life balance is horrendous.
    Continually asked to do more with less while expectations and goals continue to increase.
    Salaries are average at best.
    Senior management very out of touch with realities of work loads and employee morale.
    Finance seems to control the direction of the company and only cares about the next quarterly call.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the employees that take care of the well-being of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits for a corporation.

    ConsWe 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.

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

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    Simple work, ridiculous politics

    Manager, Area Logistics (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsWAY 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 Senior ManagementHope 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exhausting with endless needless process

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsFamily feel. Nice HR. OK gym. Good benefits until this year.

    ConsDisorganized, terminal with no possibility for diversification. The Front-Office leadership team is driving a steam engine in a nuclear age. The technology team is on fire and out of control and overpaid. Marketing is a joke. Compensation is so completely inequitable across departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWow. Bail faster.

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

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    Low Morale

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsSo far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees.

    ConsThe company isn't doing great economically and the morale of the company is very low. Senior management still gets bonuses this year while all other employees who had a rough year changing systems get nothing in return.

    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 is Good Company, IT Senior Management is horrible

    IT Department (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsTech data is a good company to work for, the benefits are good although compensation is below market value. Sales have decreased significantly because many customers are unhappy with the new SAP implementation and have taken their business else where, the expectation is that Tech Data will survive but not without more cut backs and layoff's in the near future

    ConsThe IT Department is a dysfunctional organization, constant battles with other teams just to achieve a simple task or achieve common goals, serious politics run rampant, professionalism does not exist at any level, a lot of useless finger pointing with the common phase "It's not my fault". Senior IT management has no clue how to manage people except to threatening their jobs and protect their favorites, you'll work hard and long hours and receive little in return. I foresee more layoffs than the 10 that occurred this week in IT alone, some loyal people with more than 20 years of dedicated service with the company were sent packing, definitely no loyalty for those that have worked hard over many years to make Tech Data what it is today.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue, listen to your people and value loyalty, experience and skills.

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

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    Champion of Management Churning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Swedesboro, NJ

    ProsTD is really good at training employees. They have an excellent tutuition reimbursement program. They do a great job at following a succession planning program.

    ConsThis is one company that specializes on manager churning. Instead, of working to develop they believe in throat slashing. This is really detremental to the associates and inhibits the change process or any process from moving forward.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware of Logistics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsBenefits are ok, some good people there as far as coworkers.

    ConsSlim chance of advancement, some mgt has their favorites and shows it openly, company does not show loyalty to low level employees, hr is no help at all, as one reviewer stated, be careful you will be eventually be ran over by a bus. somewhat of a good place to start but don't stay too long if no advancement. If the executives would really listen to lower level employees input this would be as great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives should really listen to lower level employees input on mid-level mgt. Show loyalty to long term employees, improve HR, let job rotation be optional, STOP promoting low level employees to mgt with no mgt exp or people skills. Promote based on job performance and longevity not based off being the mgts favorite person on the team. Respect, Respect Respect goes a long way. Let lower level employees decide what the CMI should be based off of mgt's performance this might improve how mid-level mgt treats their team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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