Tech Data Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Good but with reserve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support from senior management

    Cons

    Little patience for non producers. Ad value quickly or expect to be canned

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works


  3. IT Department Management Incompetent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with on a day to day basis in the IT department are nice and very helpful.

    Cons

    Management is totally incompetent. They let the business drive deadlines even before the projects are scoped. Half of the IT department that does the SAP development and some database development is in Europe and work on their own deadlines and labor laws. Bottom line, they don't care about projects in the US and can make your projects late. Then you get blamed for other teams not delivering their work in time.

    The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours. You get threats and some even get fired if they refuse or don't work 15 hours a day.

    Management in all their incompetence, does not accept responsibility for anything and put the blame on their developers. All complaints and objections fall on deaf ears and when they don't listen and projects go wrong, they blame devs again.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, treat your people well, learn how to manage project and for the love of god learn what a project methodology is. Learn what project scoping is and restore work/life balance to your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Tech Data values its employees. They are committed to retaining employees that show initiative.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tech Data has competive salaries, flexible schedules, learning tools, tuition reimbursement and a young culture within a very well established 40 yr old business.

    Cons

    A new system conversion has left some of the older employees at a disadvantage


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Tech Data part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Nothing, my managers and supervisors were awesome!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Company Amazing, Middle Managers Horrible, Watch out for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get finances in order and pay more attention to talent


  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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