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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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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (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
  3. 3 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (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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  5.  

    Simple work, ridiculous politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is very aware of the need for SOPs, especially safety. The facility was kept relatively clean. There was a training resource center available to associates. It's a 3PL, so the work was a no-brainer.

    Cons

    WAY too many politics for what is essentially a warehouse. Senior management at the branch level WAY too interested in power a cushioning themselves from blame. If they cannot burn you without throwing themselves on the flame, they will get another senior manager to do it for them. Had my suggestions shot down, only to be submitted by my senior manager as his own. They had too many eggs in one basket with a single account and would not heed to obvious suggestions when I raised about diversification. The writing was on the wall and after I left, that account was lost, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope it has changed since I left, but many perfectly qualified and valuable people were marginalized over inner-office politics. Let the managers manage the work and keep senior management in their offices. Don't be so afraid of unionization that you let the associates dictate the policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Exhausting with endless needless process

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    • 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

    Pros

    Family feel. Nice HR. OK gym. Good benefits until this year.

    Cons

    Disorganized, terminal with no possibility for diversification. The Front-Office leadership team is driving a steam engine in a nuclear age. The technology team is on fire and out of control and overpaid. Marketing is a joke. Compensation is so completely inequitable across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wow. Bail faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Low Morale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    So far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees.

    Cons

    The company isn't doing great economically and the morale of the company is very low. Senior management still gets bonuses this year while all other employees who had a rough year changing systems get nothing in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tech Data Distribution Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learn basic selling of over 100 vendor lines

    Cons

    Pay your best and hard working employees.
    Lack of recognition to their best employees.
    Does not allow BYOD - Really? In this day in age?
    Technology company that uses outdated technology for internal use.
    The only company I work for where Year over Year your paycheck gets smaller.
    Strict and controlling company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tech Data is Good Company, IT Senior Management is horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Tech data is a good company to work for, the benefits are good although compensation is below market value. Sales have decreased significantly because many customers are unhappy with the new SAP implementation and have taken their business else where, the expectation is that Tech Data will survive but not without more cut backs and layoff's in the near future

    Cons

    The IT Department is a dysfunctional organization, constant battles with other teams just to achieve a simple task or achieve common goals, serious politics run rampant, professionalism does not exist at any level, a lot of useless finger pointing with the common phase "It's not my fault". Senior IT management has no clue how to manage people except to threatening their jobs and protect their favorites, you'll work hard and long hours and receive little in return. I foresee more layoffs than the 10 that occurred this week in IT alone, some loyal people with more than 20 years of dedicated service with the company were sent packing, definitely no loyalty for those that have worked hard over many years to make Tech Data what it is today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, listen to your people and value loyalty, experience and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Champion of Management Churning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ

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

    Pros

    TD is really good at training employees. They have an excellent tutuition reimbursement program. They do a great job at following a succession planning program.

    Cons

    This is one company that specializes on manager churning. Instead, of working to develop they believe in throat slashing. This is really detremental to the associates and inhibits the change process or any process from moving forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company needs to improve in a lot of areas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Benefits, Accumulating sick time, Holiday Pay, Personal Days, Opportunity to participate in Intramural Sports

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees, Inability to successfully run a logistic center by managers, Poor poor poor poor raises, Greedy senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to really be a successful company, invest in your employees. Employees should not be afraid to voice their opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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