Tech Data Canada

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Tech Data Canada Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
8 Reviews
2.8
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company and even better people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Tech Data Canada

    Pros

    Open door policy from President (Rick Reid) down
    Fun atmosphere
    Amazing people and management team
    Impressive tenure, especially in sales
    Strong benefit package

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive enough
    Bonus cap is too low
    Not enough opportunity for advancement beyond manager level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A Starter environment for Account Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Co Workers
    Friendly Management
    Entry Level Jobs
    Work-Life Balance
    Standard Medical Benefits

    Cons

    Capped Commissions
    Personal Growth - Account Representative, Senior Account Representative, Account Manager, Senior Account Manager.

    Some people have worked their 10 years and only made it to senior account representative. Each promotion requires a pay raise, and that's why they hold people back

    Order Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move from calling the position inside sales, its better to designate most people working there as Order managerment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Micro-management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Average salary, excellent benefits, branch office was well-supported by head office

    Cons

    Zero chance for advancement, small office, fewer than 20 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your sales people the opportunity to prove themselves without directing their every move.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Big Brother Canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Tech Data Canada full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, average income, less than 20 employees in branch office. Close knit group.

    Cons

    Micro management and red tape nightmare with very little autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More power to make decisions for non-management employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was adequate. Did not expect much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Line Worker
    Current Employee - Front Line Worker

    I have been working at Tech Data Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great (Co workers and some supervisor)
    Always keeping busy
    Lots of overtime

    Cons

    Some Management feed off gossip. Will make decisions based on some of of these negative views.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short term no problem. But do not make any long term commitments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Data

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Tech Data Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the ability to succeed in a fast paced work environment. a thrill .

    Cons

    will dismiss people at a moments notice. no sense of loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe in your people and don't change as the wind blows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data Canada

    Pros

    The people are great. Very fun place to work and be part of a hardworking team.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end of the scale for sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revisit pay levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Tech Data Canada

    Pros

    The only thing that I can say is a "Pro" at Tech Data, would be the people. The people are the only thing that will help you make it through the day. Oh and the Cafe food is pretty good too I guess.

    Cons

    The salary and compensation is garbage. For a position that has as many responsibilities that it has, you would think that base pay would be good. Wrong..Base pay is good if you live at home with you parents and don't have a mortgage, car payments, or any other life long financial obligations. You might start to think that if the base is low, then the commission must be good to make up for it. Sadly, wrong again. The goals that are set out for you are unrealistic and unattainable with the resources and accounts that are given to you. Management seems more concerned with micro managing and assigning pointless tasks. For example, the role of a sales rep should be to make sales. Instead, lets piles endless amounts on paper work and reports to fill and have countless degrading meetings causing sales people to be away or unable to make their sales calls.

    Tech Data also doesn't seem to recognize or acknowledge the staff that have outstanding talents. For example, a position comes looking for someone who will be knowledgeable in a product line (ie Desktops, laptops) in order to support the sales staff with technological questions with product line. 2 people interview, one who has no prior experience in dealing with technology and this is their first technology sales job but has a University Diploma in something completely irrelevant to this job , and another person who has 1) Previous technology sales experience, 2) Previous experience as a technician. The best choice would be to go with the person who has the experience. Nope! The person with the University Diploma (not relevant to this career field) gets the job, and for the next several months emails and IM's the other candidate technology questions that they are getting.

    So essentially what I'm saying is this, if you want good salary, good commission, less politics and a honest chance to grow within a company, please consider these examples and look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advise I would give to management is this. Re-evaluate your pay structure. The reason why this company has turned into a revolving door is because the pay does not compensate the amount of work you have your employees do. The employees are completely over worked and totally underpaid.
    Also, if you tell an employee you are going to do something for them, follow through. Don't tell someone that they didn't get the job because they don't have enough experience and that "We're going to have you work closely with this new person so you can learn the ropes" and then completely ignore them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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