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Updated March 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work environment that leads to an almost perfect work-life balance" (in 25 reviews)

  • "There are some great people that work at TD" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is hard to find anywhere these days I think" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Really low pay in comparison to similar positions in other companies ( only 18K/year in Tech Data)" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Near Unlimited Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Potential for growth in multiple directions are available through multiple avenues like job shadowing but generally based on how much you push yourself.
    - Stability of the company provides a sense of comfort.
    - You can earn privileges that afford a healthy work/life balance.
    - There are some really great people that work here. You'll meet interesting and good people here.

    Cons

    - Individuals can be silo'd which isn't always a con, but it can make one feel less connected to the organization.
    - Some teams can become "clicky" in a very high school manner which is odd for grown adults. It's best to either fit in where you can or move to another team.
    - Base level benefits could be better but they're also affordable.

    Advice to Management

    Overall keep it up!
    Provide guidance when asked. Employees can only improve themselves but some occasional direction wouldn't be frowned upon by all of us.


  2. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Negotiate a good starting pay or you will always be on the low end - even with promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to groups and ask for anonymous feedback.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Swedesboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall the company is great. It is a laid back environment, no holidays or weekends. The PTO is okay until you reach year 10 then it is awesome.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher, more PTO


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid employer so far"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Repair Technician I in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Electronics Repair Technician I in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been fortunate to have a really good supervisor. I've only been at this facility for a few months and have had no complaints. My benefits are good. My schedule is pretty strict. 8a-430p or 6a-230p, my choice. Once we get 40 hours they pretty much make sure we go home (atleast in my department). I haven't been forced or given overtime hours. So my personal life is pretty stable outside of my work hours. HR has been good to me and also my direct supervisor and manager. Was given proper training before being turned loose on my own. Now I work at my own pace with minimal supervision. It's a stable feeling job that doesn't really effect my personal life. When I leave work in the afternoon, it doesn't go home with me.

    Cons

    Although I'm happy with the facility and the benefits, I feel the actual pay is a bit weak. I have been offered higher paying jobs to go to other companies since I accepted this job, but I turned them down. My job feels pretty secure here and I really like the people I work with. Hopefully once I've been here a bit longer they will re-evaluate my pay and increase it accordingly. I feel I really undersold my abilities during my job interview. I had much more experience than I wanted to give myself credit for, but didn't want to oversell myself. I think my current pay reflects that decision. But it's one that is my fault and I've chosen to live with it for now.

    Advice to Management

    Actually my supervisor visits me quite frequently throughout the day, and our manager who is above him makes it a point to come in a couple times a day also. Sometimes they have information to share and sometimes they are just saying hello. I feel really appreciated by the people I work with. If this is not the practice in every department then I feel it should be.


  5. "Tech Data #1 FL employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Sales Representative in Clearfield, UT
    Former Employee - Solution Sales Representative in Clearfield, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is truly a team environment and family oriented place to work.

    Cons

    Elevator etiquette training would be helpful

    Advice to Management

    Great Management and leaders all around!


  6. "Business development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy work loads


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Data is experiencing major growing pains from acquiring Avnet."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to stand out if you're willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    High turnover and management is shuffled around often so many managers, directors, and VP's are not knowledgeable on the teams they're put in charge of and therefore are prone to making poor business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to front line workers. Do more to retain talent. Allow employees to solve problems creatively rather than being boxes into narrow swim lanes. This has caused the loss of many talented employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good entery level job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    exposure to experience, spring board into something better...

    Cons

    not great pay and a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    have more experienced managers


  9. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    A fun job when you are hitting bonus

    Cons

    More people are in HR dedicated to showing a culture where execs think mellenials will want to work than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the bloaded workforce that 'is focused on helping drive sales' but only stalls it for job security.


  10. "Good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and decent pay for an entry level position.

    Cons

    A lot of people sit in their positions 20+ years so it kind of seems like advancement is not the easiest. Terrible training programs.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the old people. Why are there 65+ year old SSAs who can't use a computer?