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Tech Data Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
124 Reviews
3.1
124 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)

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

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth; healthy vacation, tuition reimbursement and benefit offers

    Cons

    Many changes in 401K offer and annual pay increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some good, a lot bad...

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people, a lot of great opportunities in some areas. Some departments have wonderful leadership, other have really bad leadership.

    Cons

    Have to cover your rear or they'll take advantage of you. It's not about the people anymore, all about your boss looking good no matter what!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky and get to work under a good manager or director, you may find your work experience to be positive. This is probably true for most companies. It's seems that upper management is trying to make an improvement to the culture.

    Cons

    There's is a lot of 'looking out for myself' or 'me first' attitude, very little cooperation from other departments and that probably comes from years of high pressure to produce. Quality of work doesn't matter. Work life balance is poor and unlikely to change as profit comes before anything else. Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that upper management is out of touch with the average employee. I understand that they have to make the numbers, but the focus is too high on the numbers and not on the employees. Happy employees will help make the numbers. If you are a VP or higher, ask your self when was the last time you had one on one with a non-management employee and just asked how they were doing? When was the last time you personally thanked one for their hard work in private?

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but with reserve

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very, very good.

    Cons

    Personal growth possibilities with Tech Data are very limited. Tech Data is a big social network so you must be a playing member to advance. Internal communication between departments is very slow and unclear. You will need to ask for explanations before you really understand. Leadership is typical for a large sales organization. In short, there is more hot air here than substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should take more control over middle managers. This is where the majority of communication and leadership problems can be found. They are paralyzed by fear and to strapped by red tape for effective decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Gained valuable experience....to use elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Development of skill sets, learning the business, co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership decisions that severely impact your success, marketing managers that have no business in that role, little coaching/development help, questionable promotions for individuals who bring little value, compensation is a JOKE compared to industry and area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you notice top talent leaving? May want to devise a plan and career path that retains your employees. Refresh your marketing managers as some have been in same position for years and offer no value anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Low pay, nice environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Global Organization, Big company in the Tampa Bay Area, Work-Life balance, Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Pay practices (below the market), Career opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your pay practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    growth, opportunity, location, co workers

    Cons

    compensation, job titles, hard to move departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not bad at all

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent, benefits are not bad

    Cons

    Too "corporate", very low flexibility, extremely close-minded company. Workers feel like robots sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should probably encourage a more flexible work environment. Granted, it's a sales-oriented company, but even then original ideas should be welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, great people that are often shut down due to unnecessary bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good people

    Cons

    Management can have too much of a cyoa approach and nothing gets done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to create a culture where people feel free to try new things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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