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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)

    "sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunedin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -the company does take good care of the sales team
    - large company with enough room to move around
    - management knows you, your not just a number

    Cons

    - micromanaging
    - not a lot of room for upwards growth on the sales side
    - sometimes not realistic growth goals

    Advice to Management

    limit the micromanaging, but you are over all moving in the correct direction


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  3. Helpful (5)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Huge Experience Gain, but Only For the Short-Term"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    1) Great development opportunity in fast-paced, high-demand work environment
    2) Experience builder in working with well-respected clients (Innumerable Fortune 500 Companies represented)
    3) Gain exposure to multiple aspects of a $25B + organization with tremendous learning advantages

    Cons

    1) Low-end pay scale (nearly uncompetitive in tech industry)
    2) Overall lack of upward mobility within company (some oneness to company, some not)
    3) Very low employee satisfaction environment (high-expectations, low-pay, high attrition) - More focus is given to corporate earnings and less than acceptable consideration for employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people first. Always.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Division in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Cloud Division in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Very hard to move up unless you know the right people. Just working hard doesn't help. Work/ life balance only exists for certain departments. Poor communication between management and employees. It seems they would rather hire external candidates instead promoting and training internal.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. If we did not get a job, tell us why. There are other departments that can telecommute weekly!! Research the job and let us work from home 1 day a week.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pre Sales tech support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Support in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Software Support in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    There is TONS of education available, and product certifications promoted. The team mates work closely together for resolution of solutions.

    Cons

    High pressure to answer questions quickly by management. They will point out if you get out of your chair too often.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are humans, too.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Goods Input"

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "LC"

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great company culture

    Cons

    Management is blind to the bigger issues and only concerned about margins and stock holders

    Advice to Management

    wisen up


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Tread Lightly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities are available. Depending on the department, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Very political office. Need to be friends with the right people to succeed. People come and go very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to everyone, not just a select few.


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