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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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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    Great place to learn

    National Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat learning tools, good team atmosphere

    ConsWork a huge number of hours for very little pay. Not a lot of room to grow your career if you are in sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay should equal results, not capped. Reward the performers. Give more freedom to senior people, listen to staff, not just to sr management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    customer care coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsIts a great starting place in this huge company. Gives you good solid ground to meet people and mingle with other departments and learn all aspects of this business. They are great to their employees and really provide an honest environment to work in. Good benefits- alot of free food.

    ConsIts just not great money in that department the company is built and succeeds around their customer service and for it to be the biggest thing that makes the company stand out- its like the bottom of the barrel it seems like. There is alot of negative energy and I truly think its because the people don't make good money and that energy spreads.
    Customer care is hard to grow within because people there have worked there so long and unless they leave- not likely- you will not move up or at least not anytime soon. Its more about getting on the managers good side then working really hard every day- you will go unnoticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp to pay your employees better.... retain the ones working hard and taking on more tasks and learning new processes and people wouldn't need to leave that department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHours were good, lots of opportunities for projects, many employees have been with the company for several years

    ConsCompany is ranked in the Fortune 500, but no one knows who they are. Disconnect between associates at corporate office and what goes on in the field.

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    80% of fools, 20% of true hard workers.

    Senior Product Sales Champion (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsTech Data has an amazing marketing focus and drive. They know how to throw amazing vendor events.

    ConsSales and Product marketing is not only a joke but a way to take money from vendors to fuel the Tech Data marketing activities. There are about 20% of the management team that know what they are doing while the other 80% of the remaining received their positions because of friendships and not skill sets.

    Tech Data is also known for FORCING employees to work extended hours for end of month, end of quarter. If an employee says they can not, the manager eventually puts the employee on a performance plan and gives them a negative review on their yearly ROHR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the 20% that do a great job and are not recognized, clean house, do right by your employees. For the 80% that received their positions through friendships, do right by your employees. They need your help not your criticism especially when most of your employees do a better job than you can ever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent but poor upper management.

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    ProsNetworking, resume experience, Top of the line vendors and all the basic but yet up to date IT knowledge you will ever need.

    ConsHeavy work load and high responsibilities but not good salary that compensate all you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to people and complete all made promises in a timely manner. Don't mess with people's salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Department Management Incompetent

    IT Department (Current Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsPeople you work with on a day to day basis in the IT department are nice and very helpful.

    ConsManagement is totally incompetent. They let the business drive deadlines even before the projects are scoped. Half of the IT department that does the SAP development and some database development is in Europe and work on their own deadlines and labor laws. Bottom line, they don't care about projects in the US and can make your projects late. Then you get blamed for other teams not delivering their work in time.

    The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours. You get threats and some even get fired if they refuse or don't work 15 hours a day.

    Management in all their incompetence, does not accept responsibility for anything and put the blame on their developers. All complaints and objections fall on deaf ears and when they don't listen and projects go wrong, they blame devs again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue, treat your people well, learn how to manage project and for the love of god learn what a project methodology is. Learn what project scoping is and restore work/life balance to your employees.

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

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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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    Great Company

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsGreat support from senior management

    ConsLittle patience for non producers. Ad value quickly or expect to be canned

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good works

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech Data values its employees. They are committed to retaining employees that show initiative.

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsTech Data has competive salaries, flexible schedules, learning tools, tuition reimbursement and a young culture within a very well established 40 yr old business.

    ConsA new system conversion has left some of the older employees at a disadvantage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid place to start your career in IT, but don't stay too long.

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Clearwater, FL

    ProsLots of opportunities for advancement until a point.
    Great co-workers.
    Ability to build strong network of IT professionals.

    ConsWork-life balance is horrendous.
    Continually asked to do more with less while expectations and goals continue to increase.
    Salaries are average at best.
    Senior management very out of touch with realities of work loads and employee morale.
    Finance seems to control the direction of the company and only cares about the next quarterly call.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the employees that take care of the well-being of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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