Tech Data
3.2 of 5 89 reviews
www.techdata.com Clearwater, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "So far the company has held true to their promise of work/life balance for their hourly employees"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "no guidance or coaching from management on career advancement"
    in 3 reviews
  • "There is NEVER any compensation for the long hours you put in"
    in 3 reviews
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Great company with room for advancement.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Fontana, CA (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

Proslocation, room for advancement, great leadership

ConsAutocratic leadership that is not very receptive to different opinions

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tech Data company review

Profit Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

Prosfast & dynamic market
Fortune 100 company

Consno clear commercial strategy
no governance model

Advice to Senior Managementsetup commercial strategy, org chart, governance model

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Credit Analyst (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThey really care about the employees

ConsNone. Keep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best job I ever had.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Suwanee, GA (US)

I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI can't speak to the Clearwater campus as I work in another location. These are the most friendly, accommodating people I have ever worked with. This includes management. The company goes further to make an employee feel appreciated than any place I have ever worked.

ConsNot the best wage I have ever had, but the pros more than make up for that.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits start from day one. Good infrastructure as opposed to other business in the Tampa Bay area.

ConsThey know they have a good infrastructure compared to other companies in the Tampa Bay area. Because they are "Self aware,",they think they have your ass over a barrel.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey won't listen. You open your mouth and offer advice they see that as a threat and you will be put on a plan that is impossible to get off. You can perform your job perfectly and follow a plan verbatim and they will still fire you. I was not fired but I saw this done. The management are cowards and crooks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of work, but overall great place to get started

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tech Data

ProsGreat learning experiences. Work load can get tough but definitely a benefit for future careers. Teaches you prioritization.

ConsWish the pay was better.
New order system sucks

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of SAP

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Great company, but avoid the IT Dept.

Developer (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalaries are competitive and while I worked on the "business side" I was afforded ample opportunity for growth and allowed to develop tools that helped make my job and my teammates' jobs easier.

ConsIT Department takes tremendous pride in NOT spending it's training budget. When we requested training, we were told to "buy a book" even though the training was essential for my team to grow into new opportunities. IT suffers from a "done is better than perfect" mentality that results in the users getting much less than they actually need, and applications that sit unused for years because they don't meet the requirements of the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire Business Analysts to ensure that IT meets the needs of the actual users and make departments use their training budgets to train people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tech Data Distribution Sales

Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLearn basic selling of over 100 vendor lines

ConsPay your best and hard working employees.
Lack of recognition to their best employees.
Does not allow BYOD - Really? In this day in age?
Technology company that uses outdated technology for internal use.
The only company I work for where Year over Year your paycheck gets smaller.
Strict and controlling company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your best employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Like a lot of large companies...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time

ProsMost people are great to work with. Pay seems competitive, not so sure about medical benefits.

ConsLike many large companies, everyone is doing more (or in some cases, a lot more) with less. Quality suffers, as does morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't say anything that hasn't been said before to the management team, and they're not the ones reading this, anyway.

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Overall, a good company to work for.

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe work environment is fun and the culture is business casual. If you work in Sales, you get many perks from vendors etc. that make it enjoyable to work there. Benefits were ok, same as pay.

ConsGrowth opportunity is very minimal for most, even the best of employees. Always seemed like the good ones left and the bad ones got promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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