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Tech Data Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • very great people working there (in 34 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, non-hostile environment (in 14 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Business Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Finance in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gather experience/knowledge.
    Management lets you sink or swim on your own.
    Benefits are good.
    Building is clean.

    Cons

    Pay is not great.
    Employees are hired as inexperienced and at a low salary range causing many mistakes which the more experienced hires are expected to clean up.
    Training could be improved.
    Many indians that think they are chiefs.
    Constantly changing directions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "European Business Unit Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International environment, robust financial foundations, WW company

    Cons

    Not customer focus, Inflexible, very poor relationsgip between departments, too much political internal issues

    Advice to Management

    For young people or maybe managers that want to jump up to new roles into an international enviroment


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Large company with ability to move from division to division.

    Cons

    Limited ability to advance in career

    Advice to Management

    Seek employees advice


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  5. "Executive"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid leadership and great culture

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  6. "Good Stable Company"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Co Workers, Stability, Location, Perks

    Cons

    None really except competitively salary is lower than other Tampa Bay businesses.


  7. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees

    Cons

    health insurance sucks if you elect low premiums.

    Advice to Management

    None for now


  8. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Market leader, well respected by potential business opportunities (therefore easier to get through the door and speak to decision makers), lots of supporting resource, good embedded relationships with suppliers meaning lots of support.

    Cons

    Known for occasionally not maintaining fairness / openness when setting goals / honouring rewards e.g. 'changing the goal posts' for commission of a salesman's salary, setting target goals late into the month once pipeline is understood

    Advice to Management

    Current culture clash between traditional staff from disparate acquired businesses and newer 'azlan' staff, causes organisational friction (not day to day working, more managerial idealisation of how to do things e.g. procedure and processes).
    Advice to create unity between disagreeing seniors and ensure direction - as a result the lower levels will not struggle in their day to day when navigating these issues.
    Also, this would have ensured a smoother introduction of Dell into the supplier stream - which in general was poorly executed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Prima bedrijf"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - B2B Marketing (HBO+) in Bodegraven (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - B2B Marketing (HBO+) in Bodegraven (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Internationale contacten
    - Prima collega's
    - Goede werksfeer (hard werken)

    Cons

    - Salaris onder marktconform (EUR 2250 basis + max 250 bonus) voor HBO+ functie met veel verantwoordelijkheid
    - Eilandjes
    - Geen duidelijke koers

    Advice to Management

    - Goed personeel kost geld; investeer in de juiste mensen en herstructureer alle afdelingen.


  10. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with and you are able to make great connections within the industry.

    Cons

    Teams are often understaffed. Employees are paid very little for the amount of work that is expected. Bonus structure is mostly unattainable.


  11. "To be frank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Comp Hardware/Software Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Comp Hardware/Software Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a French/English bilingual service desk analyst and my experiences there were abysmal. The management was ineffectual, and lies to employees and clients. The facilities were good, with ample parking away from downtown Toronto. The pay was low compared to other companies, and the workload was extremely intense. Co-workers were often speaking in their native languages that were NOT english. I had some bad co-workers who tried to sabotage my work. The training was HORRENDOUS in that there was no structure. They basically simply put you on phones with other agents to see what they did on a day to day basis. Practically the other agents did not know what they were doing. I would stay clear of this company, except to learn a few things, then quit for a different company.

    Cons

    I won the Service Excellence Award 2015. I have proven and exceeded the expectations. I worked for more than 3 years and based on my accomplishments, I am expecting to move to Tier 2 where I can collaborately work with the team as Knowledge Expert.

    All those accomplishments ended up my relationship with the company without pay raise and promotion.

    On the other hand, that experience opened up more than 3 job offers with a better pay and benefits and a very good company.

    So go ahead if you are an entry level. This is the best place to gain experience and leave after 1 year. You will definitely get more salary as what my previous colleagues and I have.

    Don't bother with a high turn over. Even top executives are saying goodbyes just this early January 2017.

    Advice to Management

    to many middle managers
    good compensation however no one received raises
    good job culture
    quite a bit of turnover but was good to keep high quality staff


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