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Tech Data Reviews

Updated April 20, 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 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Associate Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues make the job tolerable. Free food as vendors are always sponsoring lunch and learns & snack a sells. Free gifts are given from time to time

    Cons

    Where do I begin... POOR MANAGEMENT, they do not know how to talk to there employees. They(Some) are very condescending and disrespectful and when you do speak your mind or try and stand up for yourself you are shunned.

    The managers are clueless and have no idea what they're doing. They have processes that are counterintuitive to your success.

    If you are an ASR, you will never get credit for the success of the team. It will always go to the SAR and your hard work will always be overlooked by management. But the moment the team starts to slip in terms of numbers, it is all your fault. Politics plays a huge role in this company. Even if you're a great employee, if they don't like you, you will not get ahead.

    Which leads me to my next point, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees with respect.

    Learn to set realistic goals.

    Learn to be leaders instead of just managers


  2. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It could be a decent job for someone right out of college.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other simular jobs that I have done. Difficult to get navigate processes or find someone that knows the process and will actually assist. Poor culture if you arent in sales.


  3. "Process over performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, progressive company. strong ethics and diversity.Leader in the industry. Good executive direction from a strategic standpoint. Good pay and benefits.
    Gets 2 stars ONLY for this position. Other positions would get 3 or 4.

    Cons

    Field Sales management micro manages to the point where process takes priority over performance. Perhaps understandable considering the $7B US sales org HAS NO CRM SYSTEM. The biz is run on a multitude of Excel spreadsheets. The lack of communication between the numerous sales units is breathtaking.

    Advice to Management

    GET A CRM SYSTEM! & require sales units to utilize. Reduce Field Sales micro-management.


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  5. "Tech Data"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Employee activities
    Growing company
    Location
    Nice area to walk during lunch/breaks

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Discrimination
    Lacking team mentality
    HR seems not to be for the employee regarding discrimination
    Favoritism
    Bullied

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talk about open door policy and people not being harassed or no tolerance for discrimination but unfortunately it is only talk. No one helps.


  6. "Inside Sales = Data Entry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    - Friendly environment a lot of nice people interesting to work with.
    - Decent medical benefits.
    - Good coffee-machine in the cafeteria.
    - Lunch and learns from some vendors are great.

    Cons

    - Compensation is way below average. Sales commission is capped they also limiting spiffs now.
    - Managers don’t keep their promises.
    - Sales are working 42.5 hours / week. Paid as 40.
    - Forget about grow or promotions.
    - “one of the world’s largest technology distributors” has own it infrastructure from 198x. CRM and phone systems for sure.
    - Executive mentality also stuck somewhere in the last century.
    - Turnover is growing fast.

    If fact what they called “inside sales” has nothing related to sales. This is pure ORDER PROCESSING JOB people are replying for RFQs with standard emails, entering PO in to the system and juggling with several back-office applications connected to each other through the “modern” copy-paste interface. Personal grow? For sure – Junior Copy-Paste’r -> Data Entry Clerk -> Order Processing Specialist -> Carpal Tunnel Professional. If you are looking for real sales experience TechData is definitely a wrong place for it.

    Advice to Management

    evolve or die but cheap and fast.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Insanity at it's finest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management speaks with fork tongue.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your IT management team, this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.


  8. "Account Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Account Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Get the ability to touch on all brands of technology in server/storage, client, networking, and SaaS. Fast track knowledge of the tech industry.

    Cons

    For the amount of work that is expected out of an individual contributor is lacking. Combine that with an environment with little to know coaching, any sense of promotion path is limited. Sr. Management is very overpaid for the contrabutions that they seem to make on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Less managing, more coaching. Increase the pay rep. Get a CRM for reps to be able to control sales cycle.


  9. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a stable company. You can apply for different positions. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unreal goals, overwhelm people with too many accounts, micromanagement and there's no recognition of employees, no matter how hard you work it's never enough.

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect for the hard work of your sales people and recognize their efforts. Hire more people to make it fair not exploiting the way it's currently done.


  10. "It's a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, you can wear headphones and jeans, free parking, fridge in kitchen for your lunch, free coffee and tea, good work life balance in my position

    Cons

    Not many promotions, low pay, small raises, noisy work area so I have to wear headphones all day, vending machines charge too much, coffee tastes terrible, lots of favoritism, no overtime allowed

    Advice to Management

    most don't know you exist


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Working at Tech Data was an eye opening and unpleasant experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Average place for launching an entry level IT Apprenticeship. Tech Data allows for remote, work from home opportunities in several positions.

    Cons

    Overwhelming mainstream cases of nepotism, favorites, cronyism, along with Senior and Mid-levels of mismanagement of monies, resources, and old-unsupported IT systems.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable for the decisions made at your level, which have not benefitted the business, culture and future.


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