Tech Data Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
Updated May 11, 2014
114 Reviews
3.1
114 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
  • 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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12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great support from senior management

    Cons

    Little patience for non producers. Ad value quickly or expect to be canned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Amazing, Middle Managers Horrible, Watch out for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    large company, many positions to eventually move into/up to with manager approval

    Cons

    managers favor people and co workers wait until every april for reviews to get promotions or transfer, thus no one is your friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get finances in order and pay more attention to talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    best company ever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    always motivating you alot of trips can be own alot of tchnology

    Cons

    hard to move up the corporate ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with room for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    location, room for advancement, great leadership

    Cons

    Autocratic leadership that is not very receptive to different opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best job I ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    I can't speak to the Clearwater campus as I work in another location. These are the most friendly, accommodating people I have ever worked with. This includes management. The company goes further to make an employee feel appreciated than any place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Not the best wage I have ever had, but the pros more than make up for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They really care about the employees

    Cons

    None. Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Tech Data cares for its employees and provides each employee numerous opportunities to learn and advance in their careers. The management team is top notch and strives to improve constantly the level of communication, rapport and pursuit of goals with the employees. Your not just a number at Tech Data, you make a significant difference in the role you serve in and for those interested, Tech Data and its employees also make a significant impact in the community for charitable causes.

    Cons

    None really. Truly enjoy working at Tech Data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your management techniques - its working. The company is fiscally strong, employees are engaged, we are gaining market share and growing revenue/margin at impressive rates. Feels good to be a part of a winning team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company, staff and leadership team that delivers results and provides wonderful opportunities to grow

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    Current Employee - Long Tenured 19 Year Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Long Tenured 19 Year Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Tech Data is a great company to work for and this stems from the culture that the executive team has grown. Each employee is empowered to do their best; with many employees starting at the bottom rung and progressing to high level positions within the organization. The culture starts with a passion for winning, teamwork, partnership, integrity and respect, communication and accountability. I have had numerous career opportunities throughout my tenure with the organization and Tech Data rewards those who achieve results.

    The company has an excellent benefits package, career opportunities, over seas assignments if one is interested, lateral transfers as a means to learn something new, in-house training, education reimbursement and with the empowerment of the staff anything is possible if you work for it.

    The senior management team is top notch and Tech Data exceeds in many categories as a great place to work. I am happy and proud to be an employee here!

    Cons

    Really can not think of any specific grievance. Tech Data, it's employees, management team, customers, vendors and partners are all great to work with. Tech Data is a high volume environment, razor thin margins and operates in a tough marketplace - therefore some days are tough. But when you rise to the occasion, the company will reward you for performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! I would advise someone in management review some of the comments on Glassdoor - funny how some people have a different prespective of the same company. Everyone I work with in sales, marketing, customer service, IT, logistics, credit, finance and other groups are very tenured employees and absolutely love it at Tech Data.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work !

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great people work there. Great Benefits and Management very professional.

    Cons

    No College Degree can hinder your progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable, steady, and productive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Job security is very high for IT sector, working environment is fair and friendly. My supervisory chain is highly qualified and values my contributions. My particular job is one that gives me great personal satisfaction, and I take pride in doing my job well for the benefit of my customers and the company. I have the autonomy to structure my day and working methodology to suit my skill set. My management is very accommodating of my needs in terms of work/life balance; I keep a very regular schedule, and I do not encounter difficulties when I need time off. The corporate culture is diverse, and ethically-based.

    Cons

    Jobs at Tech Data can be stressful, primarily due to the razor-thin margins of this industry (wholesale IT distribution); this forces the company to be conservative and thoughtful about any significant new undertakings, and staffing is thin for the workload; market and economic pressures are more difficult to weather in an industry of <2% operating income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that many people that work at Tech Data may not realize what it's like "out there", in that other corporate cultures are significantly more rigid and arbitrary; and people don't realize how well they have it until they leave. Grass is greener, and all that. This is in evidence due to the number of people who leave, ostensibly for other opportunities, but then return to Tech Data when they discover that the real world is not very forgiving. I think that better communication about our competition, and about how Tech Data compares in terms of working enviornment compared to other employers might help mitigate any misperceptions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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