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Tech Data Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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Pros
  • great people, great opportunity to grow (in 36 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, non-hostile environment (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a very good work life balance in my opinion (in 14 reviews)

  • Very low pay compared to other simular jobs that I have done (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "If you cannot find a job anywhere else, this should be your last resort."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're right out of college it's a half way decent starting point; just one notch above an unpaid internship. Make sure you fluff up your resume since other companies in the area also view Tech Data as a entry level company. Other perks you can get from working in sales or marketing are some free products, event tickets and shirts. It is a paycheck albeit on the low end of a salary range for comparable positions at other companies.

    Cons

    There are many downsides to the company: low pay, unqualified management who have no sense of the industry or business in general for that matter. The only way Tech Data knows how to make money is to bilk their vendors out of marketing dollars by overcharging for activities, but then not following through with them. They embelish reports to make business look better than it is. I've been working in corporate America for over 20 years and this is the first company that I ever heard the phrase "throw you under the bus", and the only place I've ever experienced it. I think they pretty much coined the phrase. Mangement is so lacking in skills the only way they can make themselves seem taller is by cutting off the heads of their subordinates. They don't lead by example and many times there are feuds between director and director, manager and manager, etc. It sets the tone for the entire company. They are their own problem and it's keeping them from growing business.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and look to your competitors on how to operate better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still employed. Compensation and perks from the VENDORS but little from Tech Data.

    Cons

    Short staffed, low pay, overworked under appreciated. High management turn over. Little or no opportunity for a promotion. They are off shoring jobs to Costa Rica.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue! You are losing good people left and right and trying to replace them with hourly paid temps so you can keep your bonus.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Steer clear, Ground Hog day meets 7th grade and don't forget the bus as someone throws you under it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    convienant to home, great excuse for not having a home life, bonuses to Sr. management, no two days ever the same.

    Cons

    narcissistic micromanagment, a technology company using antiquanted technology, lack of communication from corprate down and director down, company value statement is not worth the paper it is printed on.

    Advice to Management

    Managment by this weeks trend, then next weeks trend does not establish trust in managment or stability, constant smiling faces do not equate to happy employees.


  4. "Share Cropping in the Tech Industry"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits start from day one. Good infrastructure as opposed to other business in the Tampa Bay area.

    Cons

    They know they have a good infrastructure compared to other companies in the Tampa Bay area. Because they are "Self aware,",they think they have your ass over a barrel.

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen. You open your mouth and offer advice they see that as a threat and you will be put on a plan that is impossible to get off. You can perform your job perfectly and follow a plan verbatim and they will still fire you. I was not fired but I saw this done. The management are cowards and crooks.


  5. "torture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food and more free food

    Cons

    mentally draining/daily phone grind/selling over priced goods. The commissions are designed to always keep the carrot farther away so you can never really make a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    make systems easier way too much clutter and extra micro management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department Management Incompetent"

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    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Employer/ Bad training"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office building, ok salary

    Cons

    Was let go after 4 weeks of training ( was promised 3 months of training) because of a cancelled order, Neither my mentor or my supervisor took responsibility for a cancelled $7,000 order...instead they blamed me not reading an email and fired me. This company could be great but uses people and wastes their time and yours... sales department are high driven but very shady to do something like this to someone they have not even completely trained. Turn over is HIGH!!!

    Advice to Management

    Your management should take responsibility for training and the mistakes they make...letting someone take the fall that has been employed for onlyr weeks is DISGRACEFUL. I will tell everyone I know what happened to me at TECH DATA.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with certain employees. Few friends I made there that were very helpful. Close to home in terms of commuting.

    Cons

    Arrogant management and young people who are very arrogant. They look down on you if you need help with a task. Company refuses to change with the times since they use outdated technology such as their phones. Tech Data refuses to encourage you in your career and will isolate you if you are not in their clique. It is either the Tech Data way or you will get fired way. Will not listen to employees suggestions on how to improve. I felt like I worked with a bunch of robots.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the phony management who are in it just for themselves. Look for a company that pays well and will encourage you to work for a team and not point the blame and call people out for their mistakes in front of everybody.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible environment, does not value diversity, treats people without respect, top level execs look down on others;"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. Period.

    Cons

    Too many to share. Forced to fill this out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop touting great company. Stop treating people like they are not humans. Stop pretending you value diversity. You don't care. Recently termed a seasoned female exec. Why? Stop pretending that the engagement is high. Stop wasting time on engagement surveys.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Looks great on paper, different story once inside."

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun events at site. There is room for advancement if you're willing to relocate. Corporate headquarters are in Clearwater which is where the biggest variety of positions are located. Pretty good compensation. Opportunity to learn how to drive many warehouse trucks.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, managers have conflicting goals for employees, overtime is expected and failure to be available hurts your career. Major discordance between members of management team and associates.

    Advice to Management

    Associates should be treated with more respect. Managers should also have a better understanding of their departments so they can be more useful to improving functions.


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