Tech Data Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
114 Reviews
3.1
114 Reviews
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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.  

    Best job I ever had.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    I can't speak to the Clearwater campus as I work in another location. These are the most friendly, accommodating people I have ever worked with. This includes management. The company goes further to make an employee feel appreciated than any place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Not the best wage I have ever had, but the pros more than make up for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They really care about the employees

    Cons

    None. Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of work, but overall great place to get started

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great learning experiences. Work load can get tough but definitely a benefit for future careers. Teaches you prioritization.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was better.
    New order system sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of SAP

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but avoid the IT Dept.

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Developer in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive and while I worked on the "business side" I was afforded ample opportunity for growth and allowed to develop tools that helped make my job and my teammates' jobs easier.

    Cons

    IT Department takes tremendous pride in NOT spending it's training budget. When we requested training, we were told to "buy a book" even though the training was essential for my team to grow into new opportunities. IT suffers from a "done is better than perfect" mentality that results in the users getting much less than they actually need, and applications that sit unused for years because they don't meet the requirements of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Business Analysts to ensure that IT meets the needs of the actual users and make departments use their training budgets to train people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Like a lot of large companies...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with. Pay seems competitive, not so sure about medical benefits.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, everyone is doing more (or in some cases, a lot more) with less. Quality suffers, as does morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't say anything that hasn't been said before to the management team, and they're not the ones reading this, anyway.

  7.  

    Overall, a good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    The work environment is fun and the culture is business casual. If you work in Sales, you get many perks from vendors etc. that make it enjoyable to work there. Benefits were ok, same as pay.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is very minimal for most, even the best of employees. Always seemed like the good ones left and the bad ones got promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Employer

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

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

    Pros

    Tech Data cares for its employees and provides each employee numerous opportunities to learn and advance in their careers. The management team is top notch and strives to improve constantly the level of communication, rapport and pursuit of goals with the employees. Your not just a number at Tech Data, you make a significant difference in the role you serve in and for those interested, Tech Data and its employees also make a significant impact in the community for charitable causes.

    Cons

    None really. Truly enjoy working at Tech Data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your management techniques - its working. The company is fiscally strong, employees are engaged, we are gaining market share and growing revenue/margin at impressive rates. Feels good to be a part of a winning team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place

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    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    good experience.
    hi tech industry knowledge
    recognized industry leader

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility
    sometimes difficult to implement changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who are on the front lines talking to customers. we know what they need and want

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tech Data is Good Company, IT Senior Management is horrible

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    Current Employee - IT Department  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for 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
  11.  

    Great place to work. Great culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, stable, and over all great place to work.

    Cons

    Could improve career pathing but if you perform you are rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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