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Tech Data Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 14 reviews)

  • It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (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
  2.  

    Simple work, ridiculous politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    Exhausting with endless needless process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disorganized, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wow. Bail faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Low Morale

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tech Data is Good Company, IT Senior Management is horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Tech 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, listen to your people and value loyalty, experience and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Champion of Management Churning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Beware of Logistics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Slim 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 ManagementAdvice

    Executives 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management at Tech Data leaves much to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Tech Data has some of the best people to work with in the Tampa Bay area. The difficulties with the newer management in the company has been detrimental in keeping key employees.

    Cons

    Poor management. Management positions are filled with people without the basic understanding of their job. They also lay-off their seasoned employees to back fill with cheaper employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tech Data has some great employees that are more than qualified to hold key management positions. Tech Data's policy is to promote or hire management based on years of school completed, regardless of the type of degree. They have actually hired management with no work experience over employees with several years experience.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    IT professionals beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Decent salary, OK benefits on-site gym.

    Cons

    IT pros beware. Layoffs. Offshoring. Very high management turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the revolving door in IT management. No one likes a new boss every 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the worst place to work but nowhere near the best

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    The previous review hit the nail on the head. It's a paycheck. Big company, so you can always find people you like and enjoy working with. It's good if you like a monotonous workplace. A negative to some, to be sure, but it is nice to always know what you're going to get. There are very few surprises.

    Cons

    For some reason a decent percentage of lower and mid-level management seem to be poorly suited for the job. My manager was friendly and positive, but clueless as to how I did my job. The pay is okay, but opportunities for advancement aren't as plentiful or fairly rewarded as you'll be told in the interview.

    There are A LOT of meetings and I swear I've been to meetings to discuss if there were too many meetings.

    It's not a bad place to work, but it really is a gray cubicle environment and that wore on me over time. When I put in my two weeks I had about half to 75% of the people I work with admit they hated their jobs and couldn't wait to go somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for managers with a high quit rate below them. There's probably a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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