Tech Data Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
112 Reviews

3.1
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time there, and would recommend to a friend.

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

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and the people are great, but a lot of things changed when SAP went in. People became what seemed like bitter and angry at each other. Probably frustration.

    Cons

    Politics, Odd Org Charts and Structure

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

    Great for a large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator II  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for part time! Varies tremendously by department. Sales, for instance, provides a lot of opportunities, and Customer Care really has your back and your career.

    Cons

    Large corporation mean endless red-tape. Things move slowly in large corporations, politics abound. Most else will vary by department. Purchasing offers little room for growth, for instance; and does not compensate fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interdepartmental training would really be great to get people outside their little bubbles to be part of the whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, visibility to upper management

    Cons

    Distribution of work seems unbalanced, but that's probably the case everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people who are always doing the work and not always talking about the work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company, with a lot of opportunities for new responsibilities

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the Clearwater area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to pay your top performers, a bit more than average

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miami, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth, Stable, Opportunities, Connections, Great perks

    Cons

    compensation, corporate policy, politics, hours, professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to who you says things to...Some information should remain in HR. Too much mingling occurs between work and personal lives. THe industry seems to be very small and word travels quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Department  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    What a great ride it was being part of this organization during 20+ years of growth and change.

    Cons

    While its nice to promote from within, a sprinkling of professionally trained managers would improve consistency of performance across the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tech Data is dependent on vendor marketing funds. Wasteful spending could be curbed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experiences, a lot more to be learned...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, location, employee central, sales perks from vendors

    Cons

    SAP Software, Management absence, career path, high mark ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, reduce excessive meetings, consider reasonable goals, show appreciation, plan to build a "sales" software, balance salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but avoid the IT Dept.

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Developer in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive and while I worked on the "business side" I was afforded ample opportunity for growth and allowed to develop tools that helped make my job and my teammates' jobs easier.

    Cons

    IT Department takes tremendous pride in NOT spending it's training budget. When we requested training, we were told to "buy a book" even though the training was essential for my team to grow into new opportunities. IT suffers from a "done is better than perfect" mentality that results in the users getting much less than they actually need, and applications that sit unused for years because they don't meet the requirements of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Business Analysts to ensure that IT meets the needs of the actual users and make departments use their training budgets to train people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work environment is fun and the culture is business casual. If you work in Sales, you get many perks from vendors etc. that make it enjoyable to work there. Benefits were ok, same as pay.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is very minimal for most, even the best of employees. Always seemed like the good ones left and the bad ones got promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place

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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

    good experience.
    hi tech industry knowledge
    recognized industry leader

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility
    sometimes difficult to implement changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who are on the front lines talking to customers. we know what they need and want

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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