Tech Data Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent fresh out of college company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Excellent entry level company.

    Cons

    Not being appreciated for your hard work. Too many layers to get things done. Lack of guidance from management.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue on what your team does


  2. Sales Support

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

    I worked at Tech Data

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

    Pros

    Sales vendors give lots of purks and bonuses.

    Cons

    Low Pay, demanding performance standards, poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Get in better touch with your employees and understand the jobs they do


  3. Tech data

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great company to work with, coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Salary is not the best in the market


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  5. Positive but very high-stress environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big-name vendors and large accounts, a variety of creative projects that offer endless opportunities, lots of great pieces for your portfolio, decent benefits, great team

    Cons

    Poor compensation, internal management shows biased and could use some work. More focused on making a sale than they are appreciating and respecting their team. Sales pretty much drive everything.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your team and think about THEIR needs, as well as how you can help your company grow. Do a better job of emphasizing and implementing company values.


  6. Not a bad starting point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome training and great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Hit the ceiling very quickly.


  7. producting marketing

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

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

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

    Pros

    available to make your career what you want. you get what you put in.

    Cons

    no training, they expect you to know or pick up very fast

    Advice to Management

    get rid of some VP's in product marketing and employees would be a lot happier.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Old-world corporate atmosphere with casual dress

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are great, affordable health benefits; carries decent job security (i.e. you don't feel nervous about being laid off all the time); business-casual dress-code with flip-flop Fridays is nice.

    Cons

    Everything moves at a snail's pace and is hindered by mountains of corporate beauracracy. Salaries aren't very competitive. New policy dissallows transferring to positions in other departments. Great company to work at if you are in sales; loads of perks; everyone else is 2nd-class citizen. Also, I find it strange that a Fortune 500 IT company provides employees with such old technology. Until 2012, our main system was DOS-based and our phone system still appears to be from the 70's...I see cutting edge tech in our solution center, but it doesn't reach our desks. Overall, good place to start and get something on your resume; not good place to stay and grow anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the no-transfer policy. It discourages learning, out-of-the-box-thinking and stagnates career growth. Many employees get an entry level position in one department so they can learn and then move to a department that fits them better. Keeping them from transferring is keeping talent away from where it's most effective! Also, this will drive employees to seek employment elsewhere to grow their careers. Reduce the beauracracy. TD needs more efficient policies and processes so that changes can be made quickly in an industry where change is accelarating exponentially. Invest in your employees. We constantly hear that we are 'awesome' and your 'best asset', but it's only words if you don't back-it-up with your money. Raise salaries, allow us to work remotely, etc... That will keep the talent you have and attract more. If your people are your best assets, invest in them.


  9. Good place to work, with a few reservations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

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

    Pros

    Sales is your foot in the door, or Kelly Services Temp-to-Permanent, or an internship right out of college. Where you really want to end up is product marketing unless you have another specialty like accounting or legal or IT. Benefits are good, currently have matching 401K after 1 year service (matching 50% of the first 3% of your salary when you contribute 6% of your salary). Decent spiffs in sales, vendor contests and perks are fun, lots of free stuff and chances to win things.

    Cons

    If you're not prepared for a huge learning curve in your first 6 months, don't apply here. If you want a job where you can slack off, don't work here, because you will annoy everyone around you and they will hate you, which makes your job even harder. They have a nasty habit of blocking your growth potential by instituting sudden growth freezes by not allowing you to post out, or transfer departments. If it's a "no transfer" period and you're encouraged to apply within your division, rest assured there will be nothing available to apply for to move up.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay in Sales once their trained and have a great skill set, instead of blocking people from moving out of Sales, why don't you throw them a bone? "Wow, you're really excellent at X,Y, and Z, here is a salary bump another $5K/year, which is a lot less than we'll spend trying to train your replacement if you were to leave Sales!"


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great individuals but executive mgmt has no morales.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great individual employee atmosphere with a lot of support from your peers.

    Cons

    Lots of hours and no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the greed and politics at home!


  11. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Good launching point for a career in the IT industry.

    Cons

    No company loyalty. Limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and loyal to your staff. Keep your promises. Don't promote based on popularity. Ask staff for opinions and input on who you will promote to get a true idea of their qualifications.



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