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Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • great people, great opportunity to grow (in 37 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    "Can't be trusted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Directors, HR.
    If you ever go to HR, don't expect them to actually ever be on your side.
    Directors are not good managers.
    I worked very hard, and got a kick in the teeth.
    Expected to work long hours and also on some weekends with no compensation. Very unreasonable!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe treat the staff with respect and stop trying to get blood out of a stone!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Management Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Entry level company for logistics experience, good company to get injured and seek compensation, good record on stress related sickness, good record on violence related incidents

    Cons

    Worst management, no clue on what management skills are as most of them have no proper educational background, nepotism is widely practiced, management enjoying the fruits of hard work of shop floor workers but the workers themselves don't benefit from their own hard work. Most of them work under very stressful and unhealthy environment

    Advice to Management

    Need a very strong & impartial senior manager to manage these lower & middle level and train them in people management


  4. "My experience"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multicultural experience.
    Industry.
    Location.
    Colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of Management and care for employees.


  5. "Business operations specialist/pricing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Great management and corporate culture

    Cons

    No downside as of yet

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, very supportive


  6. "Great people, slow on changes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people who work there.

    Cons

    Very Long decision ways, some times need to keep it simple.

    Advice to Management

    Some times, keep it simple.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Aggressive sales culture; short term greed damages long-term sustainability"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of parking; on-site canteen (though stock is limited).

    Cons

    Politics are rife; management style is all about negative pressure rather than fostering collaboration and pride in your work.
    Innovation will not happen as there is no budget available for anything but the most "smash and grab" projects.
    Key man dependencies have been allowed to emerge all over the shop - management has not wanted to put aside the budget to address this or take the time to reduce reliance, so that is a time bomb waiting to go off.
    Personality traits which would not be tolerated elsewhere have gone untamed, since those key men have management over a barrel; that's affected the culture of the place.
    You should also know: maternity is only 6 weeks at full pay, followed by 9 months of statutory.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted time"

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

    Pros

    If you have no other options, this is the place for you. No hope of learning, development or decent compensation.

    Cons

    Highly political - management - Canadian operation led through fear and intimidation - people live in fear of losing the low paying job - majority of staff do not have a college/university education, and no hope of advancement


  9. Helpful (1)

    "if you are in with the senior VP, you wont have to worry about your job!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you teach yourself the job, you'll be OK. And if you are in with the Higher ups, you'll be set. Just watch out, they do a reduction in force every February.

    Cons

    you will not be able to move into a higher position unless someone dies OR you are liked by all managers. You will be worked to the bone and only be told how the managers did good to achieve what needed to be done. There is NEVER any compensation for the long hours you put in. MAYBE a vendor buck! if you are not liked, the managers do not hide that fact. If you are a temp you really need to careful. This company has a revolving door and they do not need an excuse to let you go. There is never any room for improvement. even if you suggest something to manager or directors that could possibly better the company,it will never be YOUR idea. they look at you like you have two heads, fire you for the suggestions, BUT they still implement the suggestion under their terms to make themselves look good. the senior management is deceitful, they even go after leads and areas managers just to save their own hides. The director also cannot make a decision unless he/she follows up with her favorite mangers, (who need to be fired). If you like to be lied to then this is the company to work for. They have the lowest starting rate, can't keep their customers happy, but STILL manage to blame the employees instead of looking at themselves. If they didn't have a reduction in force (letting go veterans of the company) EVERY February, then maybe they would be able to keep their customers happy, instead of bringing in new people who consistently screw up. Oh, and lets not forget to mention, DO NOT give a bad review on your "anonymous" Pulse survey. Magically, the people who tell it like it is, tend to get fired!!

    Advice to Management

    too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Listen to your employees, they are the ones actually doing the job while you sit on your butts looking only at numbers. stop trying to head hunt!!! Keep the temps that actually work. Don't base your opinions on if the person looks good or not!!


  10. "cronyism is king"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    great learning experience, great time to short the stock

    Cons

    the most disorganized & least paying sales org ive ever worked for. no guidance or coaching from management on career advancement. promotion not based off revenue performance. little to no good feedback. worked there 2 years and received less then .50 cent raise, and thats with a good annual review.

    Advice to Management

    get your act together and hire real sales people, the competition has an easy edge against TD any day of the week because of this. way too much bias in the hiring process.


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