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Tech Data Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • very great people working there (in 33 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, non-hostile environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Not everyone in management shares the company vision on work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Very low pay compared to other simular jobs that I have done (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Poor Ethics and Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made some nice friendships while there.

    Cons

    Lots! You only get promoted if you are liked. Pay is not great. I was there 8+ years and they took raises away for 3 of them and 401k contribution for another 4 while the executives lined their pockets. Very much a good old boys club and they do play favorites as I saw people with little experience get promoted into positions they were not qualified for but since they were buddies with someone, more deserving people got overlooked. Internal training sucks as they don't do anything to prepare you to further your career. They over work you and expect that you accept it. If you are looking to start your career or are desperate for a job, apply here, otherwise...RUN!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Give a little back. It's ridiculous to not give raises or 401k contributions.


  2. "Not honest."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    They fed us every now and then.

    Cons

    Rarely worked the hours I was hired for.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand the we are humans and have lives and family!


  3. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to travel, exposure to executives and management, the culture is trying to include diversity and inclusion groups and practices

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime if you are salaried, you will burn out quickly. The pay is not enough to accommodate the long hours, the pressure from management and even executives if your business isn't doing very well. The pressure is not worth the pay.

    Advice to Management

    They should pay their employees more for the amount of work and expectations within the role as the average salary for a PM is much higher. Learning new skills and not being micromanaged will allow for employees to stay! Management should lead and want their employees to grow and develop.


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  5. "Goods Input"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Goods Input in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Goods Input in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok company to work for when they have work

    Cons

    Turnover for temp help is very high.Only use you for a few months and let you go.

    Advice to Management

    Should treat all employees respectfully equal regardless of age.


  6. "LC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LC Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - LC Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. The company only cares about making money and doesn't care who's back they break to do so. Associates work long hours and weekends and it's never enough.

    Cons

    Poorly managed at every level. High turnover in management so there are always new directions and goals. Pay is too low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the associates and make better decisions.


  7. "Web Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some very talented and caring people here.

    Cons

    Lack of developing strong candidates. Be prepared to find your way around on your own through the maze of code in the puzzle of applications. Work / Life Balance is almost non-existent. Layoffs abound...even for employees that have been with the company 10+ years. Revolving door. Too many contractors. Management cares for management and bottom line of more senior management. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the level of experience for the level of the position. Keep your word. Develop team members willing to put in extra time and effort.


  8. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    co-workers can be helpful with on the job training.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they're doing. My group was taken over by someone who had no supervisory experience.


  9. "Major disconnect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of events, socials, education opportunities

    Cons

    terrible micro managing, disconnect between executives and management, no flexibility, harsh managment style.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Support Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of little giveaways and sales incentives for the sales team. large sales team lots of different managers

    Cons

    you're just a number. they have a very high turnover for a reason. i was offered two inside sales rep positions and turned them down in favor of trying to get into a marketing position, and they did everything they could to prevent it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating everyone like a replaceable low level order taker. Actually train the employees when they start.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible HR department and worthless upper management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CISCO PRESALES Systems ENGINEER in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - CISCO PRESALES Systems ENGINEER in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    centrally located, lots of young people working there. some fun activities. Most co-workers are cool. sorry but that is all the PROs I can think of but I must put in at least 20 words.

    Cons

    You have to watch your back there. HR and management are always looking for excuses to get rid of people. The turn over ratio at that place is UNBELIEVABLE. SSR-Sales Support Reps are hired by the hundreds yearly because the job sucks, is stressful and pay is rediculous. A lot of people are treated unfairly and management/HR will not back you. The company is Unethical in the ways they handle employees except for the executives of course. The executives are allowed to do unethical things without consequences. Even their CEO is under investigation for unethical behavior. It's just a GOOD OL BOY club there between HR and upper management. Does anyone really want to deal with kind of treatment? The pay there is average at best anyway. I would avoid this shady company.

    Advice to Management

    remember that you and HR put your pants on the same way as your employees, all your money doesn't make you any better. Read your own Ethics training guides before you start pushing out to your employees!!



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