Tech Data
3.2 of 5 102 reviews
www.techdata.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "So far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management at the branch level WAY too interested in power a cushioning themselves from blame"
    in 4 reviews
  • "no guidance or coaching from management on career advancement"
    in 3 reviews
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    Lots of work, but overall great place to get started

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat learning experiences. Work load can get tough but definitely a benefit for future careers. Teaches you prioritization.

    ConsWish the pay was better.
    New order system sucks

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of SAP

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    Like a lot of large companies...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsMost people are great to work with. Pay seems competitive, not so sure about medical benefits.

    ConsLike many large companies, everyone is doing more (or in some cases, a lot more) with less. Quality suffers, as does morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI can't say anything that hasn't been said before to the management team, and they're not the ones reading this, anyway.

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    Good company to work for

    Marketing Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsGood corporate culture.
    Room to grow
    Good starting point for career in IT disti
    Great executive leadership

    ConsLack of formal training
    Mediocre middle management

    Advice to Senior ManagementFormalize a training and on boarding process for ALL positions

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    Tech Data, good working environment limited opportunity

    E-Marketing Data Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsTech Data is generally a laid back place the workers are friendly. The building is conveniently located for most commuters.

    ConsTech Data does not invest much in developing their employees. The pay is low even for Florida for most positions. The company did a salary survey, when the survey came back showing that the pay was low for the selected job titles they changed everyone's job title instead of increasing pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are assets not cost centers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management needs to trust and empower employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in some departments depends on who the leadership is. Ability to take on new and exciting work.

    ConsUnder-rated titles, so employees take on high levels of work that is not commensurate with level of responsibility and compensation. Lack of trust with managers and employees.

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    Ok first job out of college

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery large organization with multinational presence with a large campus and decent benefits for the size of the company. Good learning experience.

    ConsProblems with large organizations is speed at getting things accomplished or able to voice opinions without fearing reprecussions. Lots of politics in the workplace.

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    Great place to start but not grow.

    Vendor Programs Representative (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsGreat perks and free food. TD is a great company for recent college grads or individuals out of work. they do a great job getting people in using the internal Temp Agency "Spherion."

    ConsAdvancement is solely based on what is written on paper, or who your smoking buddies are (literally). My manager is also non-existent and not very helpful with the advancement of my career. All the skills I have obtain on my own initiative and seeking my own training opportunities.
    Salaries are also not very competitive with the market

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better managers.
    CEO is almost no-existent other seeing him walking around rarely.

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    Great place to learn 2 tier distribution and make multiple vendor contacts but long term prospects are slim.

    Senior Product Sales Champion (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsAccess to top industry vendors to network with. Some great people to work with. Free software and hardware giveaways for product management and sales. Vendor sponsored concerts, sporting events and dinners.

    ConsHigh turnover of employee's at all levels because of pay and overall negative atmosphere. Promotion in product management positions not based on performance but on if TD can get a vendor to fund the spot. Many employee's not willing to put in extra effort but to just work the eight hours they're paid for. Selling based on price not on value add.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with your line level employee's and be more accessible.

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    Ok

    Product Sales Champion (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsBig company where you can meet life long friends. Lots of perks from the vendors you work with: sports tickets, dinners, outings, etc. Meet a lot of high up VP, Presidents, etc of major corporations.

    ConsMy manager changed 5 times in less than 3 years. Promoting is only when something is available and is usually given by seniority versus talent and hard work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with your employees more and talk about and work with them on their career path at Tech data.

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    A place to learn the basics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsI was offered the opportunity to carry out an internship within one of Tech Data's business units. The place is like a revolving door, with a high turnover rate within every department you look at. My boss was only two months into his position when I joined, and he delegated the task of overseeing my work to a young lady who had been there for a little over ten months, and she was already considered a senior employee by their standards!

    I interacted with several people at several levels, ranging from highly self-disciplined professionals to not-so-talented rif raf.

    This is an ok place for networking. An advantage of working for TD is that you happen to be up to date with latest trends of the market. A con is that if you don't have the vision, you may end up stuck there spinning your wheels forever.

    ConsOne big con is the attitude of management. I got the sense that they were not up to the challenge. My boss never sat down with me, and all I received was his total indifference, from the beginning to the end. There wasn't even common courtesy or politeness. Very rude guy. Once I finished my internship I got a much better offer from much better and decided to move on, a career is too much of a precious asset to let it stall like that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO is a very nice guy, as much as some other members of senior management, but that is not enough. They need to re-connect with reality, and be aware that the reason things are not working is the human factor. Their best people is fleeing and they are being replaced it with mediocre managers.

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