Tech Data Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Solid place to start your career in IT, but don't stay too long.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (4)

    80% of fools, 20% of true hard workers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tech Data has an amazing marketing focus and drive. They know how to throw amazing vendor events.

    Cons

    Sales and Product marketing is not only a joke but a way to take money from vendors to fuel the Tech Data marketing activities. There are about 20% of the management team that know what they are doing while the other 80% of the remaining received their positions because of friendships and not skill sets. Tech Data is also known for FORCING employees to work extended hours for end of month, end of quarter. If an employee says they can not, the manager eventually puts the employee on a performance plan and gives them a negative review on their yearly ROHR.

    Advice to Management

    For the 20% that do a great job and are not recognized, clean house, do right by your employees. For the 80% that received their positions through friendships, do right by your employees. They need your help not your criticism especially when most of your employees do a better job than you can ever.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Director of Logistics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The Corp level is shallow, very slow to react and only care about top level staff making money.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the bottom level staff before it is to late to recover. Too much turnover, too many temps and quality suffers because of it. too much favoritism.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Job Security...That's the pro.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a big company, and there have only been two, small layoffs in my time here. This is a great company to use as a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Pay is low, executives can't make a coherent decision on which direction that they want the business to move. Thinking outside of the box is frowned upon unless you are on the marketing team...MARKETING team, not product marketing a.k.a. product specific sales. If you don't melt into the executive mindset, plan on being stuck in the same position for a while. "Sounds too good to be true" is almost always the case within this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, not a micromanager. Back your employees, don't be your executive's minion. If the message from the executive level seems skewed, odds are, you're not the only one who thinks that way. Get together and stand up for yourself and your teams.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Need better pay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful dedicated employees who work very hard for Tech Data

    Cons

    Low pay, no 401k match but large bonuses and comp for high level execs.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


  7. Helpful (2)

    Do more with less.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

    Do not protect or care for their employees. Pay horribly.

    Advice to Management

    Managers lead.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, not a lot of tech knowledge needed, good benefits, great training ground

    Cons

    Work 15+ hours per day and if your lucky you will hit $100k. Way to much to do for not a lot of pay. I was the number one person in the company and made $120k...not good. Great training for newbies and managers that can't get in with a manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate the employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Poorly managed environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away from Distribution & Logistics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Swedesboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    You get weekends off (usually)

    Cons

    High management turnover, managers burned out then replaced, definitely a profit over people oriented organization, raises are rare, no rewards for your work (in logistics at least), cronyism and unethical behavior at high levels

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives and rewards to employees, take away the obstacle course of KPIs in order to actually get a bonus



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