Tech Data Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
112 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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  1.  

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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    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
  2.  

    Do more with less.

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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job Security...That's the pro.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sales 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 ManagementAdvice

    For 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-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 ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that take care of the well-being of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

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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 and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Unreasonable 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    Simple work, ridiculous politics

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    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX

    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

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