Tech Data Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
114 Reviews
3.1
114 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 9 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is good if you're not in management (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-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 ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that take care of the well-being of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    15+ year employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Pros: Great people to work with. Work/life balance is good if you're not in management.

    Cons

    Cons: Doesn't pay the highest salaries compared to similar positions elsewhere. Changes can be slow to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having meetings for the sake of having meetings. Be thoughtful of employees time.

  3.  

    The culture at Tech Data promotes a great working environment full of opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture makes Tech Data a great place to work. We could wear business causal clothing Monday-Thurs and Friday we could even wear jerseys. Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data.

    Cons

    My only con would be the cafeteria prices were a bit ridiculous, other than that great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, my managers and supervisors were awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Unreasonable demands on deadlines and workloads. Too much pressure on results. Management tries to do the right thing but can never get the money from senior leadership. Work areas keep shrinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are out of touch with workloads and budget constraints. Finance controls everything and all they care about is the short term results and not the long term effect on employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Amazing, Middle Managers Horrible, Watch out for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    large company, many positions to eventually move into/up to with manager approval

    Cons

    managers favor people and co workers wait until every april for reviews to get promotions or transfer, thus no one is your friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get finances in order and pay more attention to talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quite satisfied with my employment at TechData

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive work environment, people are nice to work with and managers are good to work for with good lines of communication between employee and manager. Work is not difficult in my department and is very rewarding. Work schedule is very accommodating and flexible.

    Cons

    Some interdepartmental finger-pointing and at times a manager may try to blame an employee for an oversight the manager should also have noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy and they will have every reason to stay and be productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You'll make friends for life......but it will be a shorter life due to stress

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will make many friends for life, as happens in most combat situations.
    Pete Peterson and Brian Davis. Brilliant SVPs with integrity and who are friendly and welcoming to all employees and vendors.
    Great place to learn and network and get a better job making much, much more money with a manufacturer.
    Located in paradise.

    Cons

    Low moral in most departments.
    Purposely set certain departments against each other (Product Marketing v Purchasing v Accounts Payable) to increase visible profitability. But the time lost in productivity by this arrangement is a hidden profit hit and probably much more impactful in the long run.
    Most departments are understaffed.
    Great employees have been RIF'd many times while slackers stay around for years.
    If salaried, expect to work a minimum of 50 hours a week.
    Product Managers are expected to solve every problem in every department if it concerns a vendor under their responsibility. The buck stops here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to learn what is really happening in the company. Your haven't done that yet, though you have tried with town halls and round tables. I've never worked in a company with such low moral, but the employees put on happy faces for management for fear of losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time there, and would recommend to a friend.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and the people are great, but a lot of things changed when SAP went in. People became what seemed like bitter and angry at each other. Probably frustration.

    Cons

    Politics, Odd Org Charts and Structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    best company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    always motivating you alot of trips can be own alot of tchnology

    Cons

    hard to move up the corporate ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't stay too long. If you're not moving up in the first 2 years, you are not moving up. Move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits for a corporation.

    Cons

    We talk about ethics, but end up nearly getting delisted from Nasdaq. You do the math. Management is always changing guard. In good times and bad, employees are expected to tighten their belts. In the past 15 years, 5 of the years have seen pay freezes. 401 k match remains suspended to date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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