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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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3.2 105 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

(62 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsIf you're lucky and get to work under a good manager or director, you may find your work experience to be positive. This is probably true for most companies. It's seems that upper management is trying to make an improvement to the culture.

    ConsThere's is a lot of 'looking out for myself' or 'me first' attitude, very little cooperation from other departments and that probably comes from years of high pressure to produce. Quality of work doesn't matter. Work life balance is poor and unlikely to change as profit comes before anything else. Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that upper management is out of touch with the average employee. I understand that they have to make the numbers, but the focus is too high on the numbers and not on the employees. Happy employees will help make the numbers. If you are a VP or higher, ask your self when was the last time you had one on one with a non-management employee and just asked how they were doing? When was the last time you personally thanked one for their hard work in private?

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    Good but with reserve

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsThe benefits are very, very good.

    ConsPersonal growth possibilities with Tech Data are very limited. Tech Data is a big social network so you must be a playing member to advance. Internal communication between departments is very slow and unclear. You will need to ask for explanations before you really understand. Leadership is typical for a large sales organization. In short, there is more hot air here than substance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should take more control over middle managers. This is where the majority of communication and leadership problems can be found. They are paralyzed by fear and to strapped by red tape for effective decision making.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You'll make friends for life......but it will be a shorter life due to stress

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsYou will make many friends for life, as happens in most combat situations.
    Pete Peterson and Brian Davis. Brilliant SVPs with integrity and who are friendly and welcoming to all employees and vendors.
    Great place to learn and network and get a better job making much, much more money with a manufacturer.
    Located in paradise.

    ConsLow moral in most departments.
    Purposely set certain departments against each other (Product Marketing v Purchasing v Accounts Payable) to increase visible profitability. But the time lost in productivity by this arrangement is a hidden profit hit and probably much more impactful in the long run.
    Most departments are understaffed.
    Great employees have been RIF'd many times while slackers stay around for years.
    If salaried, expect to work a minimum of 50 hours a week.
    Product Managers are expected to solve every problem in every department if it concerns a vendor under their responsibility. The buck stops here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to learn what is really happening in the company. Your haven't done that yet, though you have tried with town halls and round tables. I've never worked in a company with such low moral, but the employees put on happy faces for management for fear of losing their jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be much better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsLearn a lot from a lot of vendors-Great networking-Get to be very organised and focused-Get to be flexible and versatile

    ConsSubjective management - Very little if not no career plan

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being focused on keeping your chair and grow with your teams

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    Gained valuable experience....to use elsewhere

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsDevelopment of skill sets, learning the business, co-workers.

    ConsExecutive leadership decisions that severely impact your success, marketing managers that have no business in that role, little coaching/development help, questionable promotions for individuals who bring little value, compensation is a JOKE compared to industry and area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo you notice top talent leaving? May want to devise a plan and career path that retains your employees. Refresh your marketing managers as some have been in same position for years and offer no value anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low pay, nice environment

    Human Resources Senior Associate (Former Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsGlobal Organization, Big company in the Tampa Bay Area, Work-Life balance, Education reimbursement.

    ConsPay practices (below the market), Career opportunities,

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate your pay practices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgrowth, opportunity, location, co workers

    Conscompensation, job titles, hard to move departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad at all

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary is decent, benefits are not bad

    ConsToo "corporate", very low flexibility, extremely close-minded company. Workers feel like robots sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should probably encourage a more flexible work environment. Granted, it's a sales-oriented company, but even then original ideas should be welcome

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, great people that are often shut down due to unnecessary bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning experience, good people

    ConsManagement can have too much of a cyoa approach and nothing gets done

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to create a culture where people feel free to try new things

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Bootcamp

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL

    ProsA big corporation that offers some job stability.
    A good place to get your corporate feet wet.
    Looks good on a resume.

    ConsWorklife balance not so balanced.
    So many missed opportunities to build morale.
    Very stressful and relentless atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease remember that you are not only dealing with an employee, you are dealing with their life, their family, their hopes, and their dreams. Sometimes, it's not always about work and that bottom dollar.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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