Tech Data Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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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. Great career start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great career start for recent graduates or ambitious workers that are determined in succeding in the IT, marketing, and distribution industries.

    Cons

    Very few managers are good and care about the advancement of employees. It's a place where it matters who you know, rather than what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the vendor take the initiative or manage your employees.


  2. An average company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work at if you start from the bottom and work your way up. Start in product marketing if you can and Stay away from the sales department, big changes are happening and not for the better.

    Cons

    SSRs are taking over the sales, a pretty un organized company, pay is low compared to other industries

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees, they make can make you look good or bad


  3. Inside Account rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dunedin, FL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dunedin, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    looks good on the resume get to meet a lot of vendors ( networking)

    Cons

    small margins large company that you can get lost in if you have a good manager days are fun if not you can be miserable

    Advice to Management

    keep trying to boost morale Not every team can fit into the metrics that you are judging against


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  5. Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal travel and reasonable hours

    Cons

    Management is out of touch. Plays favorites and ignores the rest.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great location

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager, Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Oldsmar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don't have anything nice to say...

    Cons

    Upper management really sucks bad!

    Advice to Management

    Fire Qualia!


  8. Helpful (2)

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    TD review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    location, people, gym, tuition reimbursement, networking

    Cons

    salary, career development, benefits, management


  10. Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tech Data (Less than a year)

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very laid back

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAE in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - SAE in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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