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Tech Data Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 14 reviews)

  • It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing global organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Management in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Management in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible and dynamic company in a very complex marketplace providing high tech logistics, distribution, mobility and 3PL services to 115,000 resellers. The company has many different career opportunities in various departments with much advancement and promotional opportunities based upon the abilities and merits of the individual. Great benefits package and work-life balance.

    Cons

    This company is not for the weak. With the proper attitude, skills and teamwork an individual can easily grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Smooth transition into corporate life for entry level employees, has many areas to progress within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    For Sales: Vendors give away a lot of free gear, prizes, food and vacations.
    Great for young employees starting a corporate life.
    Learn a lot with all of the trainings they provide
    Decent health care plans

    Cons

    Low wage
    Micro-management
    Can get high stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop adding additional tasks when none are taken away - adds more stress
    increase ownership of work in other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company if you work hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Account Executive in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Solutions Account Executive in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and the benefits are good as well as the pay being decent. Great learning environment but not through any training just on the job experience. If you have a good attitude and work hard they do recognize you with awards but dont expect pay raises very often. Love working at Tech Data and I still am happy to drive in each day.

    Cons

    Pay is not industry leading but this is acknowledged by management. Can be very political as managers often pick favorites. Cafeteria is poor in my experience but gym is not bad and very cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership is very very good at TD but you can run into some dead wood in the middle management ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    This is a company where you certainly have an advantage as a woman. The real head of IT is an avid promoter of women's rights and female advancement. This company has the stronger ratio of men to women of any company I've been to. Overall company culture is good.

    Cons

    Highly political. Everyone must stay in line. Upper leadership are quick to pass blame below, never reflecting on how their decisions have created the multitude of problems inherent in the culture of the department. The culture focuses on hearing Yes and those who try to look at reasons subjectively become outcastes. It behooves you to keep your mouth shut and just do your 8 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management: it can't always be everyone else's fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    The company is located in sunny Florida. There some good people that work there. The vendors have training several times a week. This is a great place to understand technology.

    Cons

    They think they have a diverse culture but i found it to be anything but diverse. Very few people of color and very homophobic. Some executives still prescribe to old out dated forms of managing. They using fear and intimidation. The computer system will extremely slow and cumbersome. There really isn't any career development strategy or track.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the opportunity was amazing. I was able to learn so much in the 4.5 years I was there and they are the reason where I am today.

    Cons

    The pay was way too low for the work we were required to do. I felt a little under appreciated because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership was great, so keep on doing what you are doing. Just maybe try to pay better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    I love going to work everyday. The people and environment are great.

    Cons

    The pay is average to below-average for the area. Getting promoted can be very difficult, even for top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Challenging Positions
    Very Fast Environment
    Promotions Availability

    Cons

    Salaries are not as great as similar companies in the industry.
    Very Bureaucrat company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a Salary adjustment will help a lot teams motivations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    40 year old company, so the opportunity for growth is there. Friendly people

    Cons

    Arguably industry leading in low pay, too many tenured employees hurt the culture due to the "job vs career" mentality, they add layers of seniority to keep employee's content, but there is no actual vertical movement for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poorly managed environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    There are many great people and teams to join. Most people work very hard to do the right thing. It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire. TD university trains you for your next big opportunity. You most likely will not get fired as long as you are not in mid management or higher. If you are in the top 10 -CEO-CFO-CIO, SR VP, etc. you will have a job as long as you want it as it is still a good old boys environment. There are many people who make it to 20 years.

    Cons

    upper management has no desire to allow people to grow effectively and force people to either leave the company or go to another group within Tech Data to get a better position. The philosophy seems to be that 5 entry level people are better than one experienced person. Extremely low pay for the amount of work and knowledge experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Don't make decisions in a vacuum. Pay people what they are worth anf eliminate about 20% of your accountants as they are an expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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