Tech Data Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Pros: Great people to work with (in 14 reviews)

  • This is a great place to understand technology (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. Helpful (1)

    Great location

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Senior IT in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, Location, Location. Clearwater, FL is a great place to live and work Large company without the large company feel. Probably due to the location. Affordable healthcare. Some work from home benefits. Good people. Employee discounts on tech gear.

    Cons

    Inability to recognize and retain good management. 401k and pay freezes. Average pay. Management takes far too long to pull the trigger on projects. Some teams are inadequately staffed. Some are over staffed. Cubicles are small and cramped. Feels like you're working in a call center. A lot of long term employees (Lifers) that have either quit in place or are too comfortable with the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the lifers. Motivate them or move em on. You'll both benefit from a fresh start. Staff your teams appropriately. Address the inequality of pay between peers. Stop quoting "razor thin margins" as the reason for not spending money or paying people right.


  2. Helpful (1)

    inside Account Rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resume builder. Lots of divisions to move around inside the company

    Cons

    Samething day in and day out

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the red tape


  3. Helpful (1)

    TD review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    location, people, gym, tuition reimbursement, networking

    Cons

    salary, career development, benefits, management


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  5. Grass is always greener

    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great friends were made. Insurance was decent. My time here will always be remembered.

    Cons

    Management and large changes were made within the sales department which did not go over well and people started dropping like flies. Always a sense of "who is next". Doesnt make for a positive work environment.


  6. Benefits

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

    I worked at Tech Data (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company supported health insurance 401k match if their sales are UP.

    Cons

    401k match gets turned off from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Management watches out for their employees but a lot of decisions are made by upper level Execs so things like compensation go to the wayside


  7. Very laid back

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAE in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - SAE in Clearwater, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Little to do since TD is #5 of the top 5 Disti's so most business went to the competitors. Management is easy to work with. Jeans everyday. Lot's of great looking co-workers.

    Cons

    No accountability between co-workers. If the job doesn't get done, no one cares. Everyone talks about doing things but no one ever does anything. It's all about lowest price to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allocating everything to other people and just get the work done. Filling your calendar with pointless meetings does not mean you are a good/effective manager.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll pretty much manage your own sales with very little micro managing from the upper management

    Cons

    Deadlines are clumped closed together for non sales related activities that you are graded on

    Advice to Management

    Aci calls, call campaigns are time consuming and not needed


  9. Not above mediocrity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you got established and does not reach for the stars it could be comfortable place to stay, and maybe change departments from time to time. Possible in sales and everywhere else, however, not so much in IT. Salary might seem Ok for (poor income) region but is definitely below U.S. average. People take cut-ins just to live in this (vacation) region, so it might be a plus if non-stop summer and nice bea(it)ches are desirable.

    Cons

    Company is and acts cheap! And so with people. If talking about overall company culture and particularly IT... Historically people factor is not valuable, they are just numbers. HR does not care at all if you leave no matter how valuable you are, so the bosses. Everything is an emergency and priority. It drives you crazy and burn people out after a while, except you don't give a dime about what you're doing. Benefits compared to other big tech/IT companies are ridiculous. Management is a total disaster and mediocrity but what to expect if company is concentrated on hiring cheapest labor.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your value are the people, and not the boxes, and treat them accordingly in practice and only in your words.


  10. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good career and Growth opportunities

    Cons

    pay is not good for amount of work

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. application developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefit while i was there...

    Cons

    There is no job security. Lay off is a regular occurrence.



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