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Tech Data Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • great people, great opportunity to grow (in 36 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, non-hostile environment (in 14 reviews)

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

  • Not everyone in management shares the company vision on work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Web Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "LC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Goods Input"

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    • 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.


  4. "Product Manager"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not honest."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Ethics and Company"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Vendor sponsored lunches almost every day

    Cons

    terrible management, not a lot of good leaders no career path

    Advice to Management

    get progressive management and career path

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant company with no interest in placing successful people in roles they will succeed."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Two monitors, large parking lot, you will learn what bad leaders are and look like and will know what to avoid at your next career.

    Cons

    Management all have been in their seats for 8+ years. They are not open to new ideas or innovation. Status Quo is OK with them. They cut 70 employees when they gave the CEO a $1M bonus for securing an acquisition (in their public Financials) ... I.E. playing a round of golf. Switching to high deductible ONLY insurance in 2018 yet the stock is at all time highs?! Still use VERY old digital systems from circa 1996. Phones at your desk way 20 pounds.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people that don't care anymore and advance the ones that do. It isn't that hard.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Pros

    Mon-Fri, with the holidays off that's about it.

    Cons

    Pay, Environment, Culture, Training (in my dept at least) can not comment on other areas of the company. They will find any excuse to put you down, they make it seem like its a great place to work well the team I worked on was hell on earth. No trust at all.

    Advice to Management

    Understand people are human.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only thing that I can say is a "Pro" at Tech Data, would be the people. The people are the only thing that will help you make it through the day. Oh and the Cafe food is pretty good too I guess.

    Cons

    The salary and compensation is garbage. For a position that has as many responsibilities that it has, you would think that base pay would be good. Wrong..Base pay is good if you live at home with you parents and don't have a mortgage, car payments, or any other life long financial obligations. You might start to think that if the base is low, then the commission must be good to make up for it. Sadly, wrong again. The goals that are set out for you are unrealistic and unattainable with the resources and accounts that are given to you. Management seems more concerned with micro managing and assigning pointless tasks. For example, the role of a sales rep should be to make sales. Instead, lets piles endless amounts on paper work and reports to fill and have countless degrading meetings causing sales people to be away or unable to make their sales calls.

    Tech Data also doesn't seem to recognize or acknowledge the staff that have outstanding talents. For example, a position comes looking for someone who will be knowledgeable in a product line (ie Desktops, laptops) in order to support the sales staff with technological questions with product line. 2 people interview, one who has no prior experience in dealing with technology and this is their first technology sales job but has a University Diploma in something completely irrelevant to this job , and another person who has 1) Previous technology sales experience, 2) Previous experience as a technician. The best choice would be to go with the person who has the experience. Nope! The person with the University Diploma (not relevant to this career field) gets the job, and for the next several months emails and IM's the other candidate technology questions that they are getting.

    So essentially what I'm saying is this, if you want good salary, good commission, less politics and a honest chance to grow within a company, please consider these examples and look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Some advise I would give to management is this. Re-evaluate your pay structure. The reason why this company has turned into a revolving door is because the pay does not compensate the amount of work you have your employees do. The employees are completely over worked and totally underpaid.
    Also, if you tell an employee you are going to do something for them, follow through. Don't tell someone that they didn't get the job because they don't have enough experience and that "We're going to have you work closely with this new person so you can learn the ropes" and then completely ignore them.


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