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Tech Data Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. "Great people, slow on changes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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  5. "Business operations specialist/pricing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "My experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Management Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  8. "Cannot get worse elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager/Business Unit Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Business Manager/Business Unit Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ever growing area of responsabilities and tasks
    you'll learn a lot about the vendors business
    if you succeed and survive the permanent hire and fire you will work with ease anywherere in any business
    you'll learn to deal with sudden or quarterly and complete opposite strategy change - from all retail to none retail and back
    good and sometimes very trustworthy collaboration with vendors

    Cons

    as a middle manager you'll get the hell out of a job
    your team will be used to lose and gain new business unit managers
    there is no leadership
    you'll be left on your own and being made responsible for others faults
    you'll get no support from the management
    management by excel and fingerpointing

    Advice to Management

    don't know where to start - it's all a mess from HR and poor benefits to strategy
    people are not at all appreciated
    stop creating winners and losers by setting up targets that exclude one another


  9. "Tech Data: Unless you're senior management already, why bother?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent place to work if you have little or no prior experience and need as much per hour as possible. Fairly recession proof it seems.

    Cons

    Little or no room for advancement, especially without a degree of some kind -- no matter what kind of experience you may have. Little to no incentive for best effort and/or high level of quality in your job. Keep your head down and work to the lowest possible expectation, and even then, if you've been there too long and make too much they will find a reason to replace you with someone who they can hire to work for less money than you.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is a farce. The company talks about high level of standard and working to people's best ability, but instead it seems like middle management wants to work people harder to make up for lack of quality.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not the worst place to work but nowhere near the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The previous review hit the nail on the head. It's a paycheck. Big company, so you can always find people you like and enjoy working with. It's good if you like a monotonous workplace. A negative to some, to be sure, but it is nice to always know what you're going to get. There are very few surprises.

    Cons

    For some reason a decent percentage of lower and mid-level management seem to be poorly suited for the job. My manager was friendly and positive, but clueless as to how I did my job. The pay is okay, but opportunities for advancement aren't as plentiful or fairly rewarded as you'll be told in the interview.

    There are A LOT of meetings and I swear I've been to meetings to discuss if there were too many meetings.

    It's not a bad place to work, but it really is a gray cubicle environment and that wore on me over time. When I put in my two weeks I had about half to 75% of the people I work with admit they hated their jobs and couldn't wait to go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Look for managers with a high quit rate below them. There's probably a reason.


  11. "IT professionals beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, OK benefits on-site gym.

    Cons

    IT pros beware. Layoffs. Offshoring. Very high management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Close the revolving door in IT management. No one likes a new boss every 6 months.


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