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Tech Data Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • very great people working there (in 35 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 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Warranty Support Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warranty Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Warranty Support Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work, great environment, excellent perks in/out of the office

    Cons

    Must meet 18 month tenure excluding temp/contract assignment to advance in company. Slow traction.

    Advice to Management

    Act as mentor to employees. Build them up so they can be excellent at what they do, pay their dues, and advance in the company to make livable salary


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Gained a great deal of invaluable experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to gain experience to move to a manufacturer to earn a higher salary. Good sales training for entry level sales. Great place to start but stress level and salary is where Tech Data loses really good employees.

    Cons

    Distribution is a low margin business so it's a challenging environment. Difficult to make needed improvements in capabilities. Risk averse to detriment.

    Advice to Management

    Prior to entering into new business opportunities put necessary improvements/investments in place. Customer and employee experience will improve tremendously.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre"

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

    Pros

    Easy environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Semi flexible schedule
    Low pressure
    Casual Fridays

    Cons

    Very low pay
    No or very slow advancement
    Routine is the same day to day
    Organization is not good

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money
    Give performance metrics so employees know what to expect
    .... And INCREASE PAY!!! Stop being so cheap!


  4. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement in different departments
    good pay
    ongoing training to stay up to date on technology
    like a large family

    Cons

    extreme stress
    large company so it's hard to know everyone
    disconnect between product marketing and sales - though I believe this is being fixed

    Advice to Management

    I liked management for the most part. Be straight forward and have faith in your employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palm Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palm Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tech Data (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the managers at Tech Data worked very hard to make sure their jobs were complete.

    Cons

    The executive team asked for one thing and excepted something totally different.

    Advice to Management

    When you say you want work/life balance , truly mean it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Start....But Don't Stick Around Too Long!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Account Executive in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Solution Account Executive in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's no better place to drink from the firehouse on how this crazy IT sales/procurement process takes place from Vendor ---> End-user.

    Cons

    For the work that's asked of you, the pay is just simply not there. Margins are razor thin on distribution side. The work isn't difficult it's just mind-numbing.

    Advice to Management

    What can be said that hasn't already been asked at everyone All-Employee meeting?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Major disconnect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - SSR - Support Services Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of events, socials, education opportunities

    Cons

    terrible micro managing, disconnect between executives and management, no flexibility, harsh managment style.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place if you don't have any experience ... otherwise looks elsewhere"

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

    Pros

    great co-workers (with a few exceptions). Camaraderie between team members

    Cons

    Mid level management is just horrible. Constant politics. More than 50% of people that have been there longer than 10-15 years have extremely outdated skill set and are just awaiting retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize folks that actually perform and not the ones that have been there the longest. Eliminate red tape


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, great potential to make a good salary

    Cons

    Some micro managing can be annoying


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Support Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment with plenty of challenges. The work makes the day go quick.
    - Great benefits (heath, dental, vision, 401K, stock buying options, etc.)
    - Fun place to work with a lot of employee events.
    - Most coworkers have a good sense of humor and are pleasant to work with.
    - Lots of opportunity for free stuff (tech, lunches, nights out, etc.)

    Cons

    - Pay could be better for the work required.
    - Some coworkers are weird and can be fairly rude.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the employees who are not willing to work as hard as everyone else.


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