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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 14 reviews)

  • It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 11 reviews)

  • The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Hours were good, lots of opportunities for projects, many employees have been with the company for several years

    Cons

    Company is ranked in the Fortune 500, but no one knows who they are. Disconnect between associates at corporate office and what goes on in the field.

  2.  

    Excellent but poor upper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PSC
    Former Employee - PSC

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Networking, resume experience, Top of the line vendors and all the basic but yet up to date IT knowledge you will ever need.

    Cons

    Heavy work load and high responsibilities but not good salary that compensate all you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people and complete all made promises in a timely manner. Don't mess with people's salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    80% of fools, 20% of true hard workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Sales Champion in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Tech Data has an amazing marketing focus and drive. They know how to throw amazing vendor events.

    Cons

    Sales and Product marketing is not only a joke but a way to take money from vendors to fuel the Tech Data marketing activities. There are about 20% of the management team that know what they are doing while the other 80% of the remaining received their positions because of friendships and not skill sets.

    Tech Data is also known for FORCING employees to work extended hours for end of month, end of quarter. If an employee says they can not, the manager eventually puts the employee on a performance plan and gives them a negative review on their yearly ROHR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the 20% that do a great job and are not recognized, clean house, do right by your employees. For the 80% that received their positions through friendships, do right by your employees. They need your help not your criticism especially when most of your employees do a better job than you can ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but with reserve

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very, very good.

    Cons

    Personal growth possibilities with Tech Data are very limited. Tech Data is a big social network so you must be a playing member to advance. Internal communication between departments is very slow and unclear. You will need to ask for explanations before you really understand. Leadership is typical for a large sales organization. In short, there is more hot air here than substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should take more control over middle managers. This is where the majority of communication and leadership problems can be found. They are paralyzed by fear and to strapped by red tape for effective decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work for, lots of benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can manage your own time quite flexibly

    Cons

    There is a lot of admin to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support from senior management

    Cons

    Little patience for non producers. Ad value quickly or expect to be canned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I worked at Tech Data (more than an 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    IT Department Management Incompetent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    People you work with on a day to day basis in the IT department are nice and very helpful.

    Cons

    Management is totally incompetent. They let the business drive deadlines even before the projects are scoped. Half of the IT department that does the SAP development and some database development is in Europe and work on their own deadlines and labor laws. Bottom line, they don't care about projects in the US and can make your projects late. Then you get blamed for other teams not delivering their work in time.

    The management team continuously over commit and look towards development staff to bail them out by working long hours. You get threats and some even get fired if they refuse or don't work 15 hours a day.

    Management in all their incompetence, does not accept responsibility for anything and put the blame on their developers. All complaints and objections fall on deaf ears and when they don't listen and projects go wrong, they blame devs again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, treat your people well, learn how to manage project and for the love of god learn what a project methodology is. Learn what project scoping is and restore work/life balance to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Tech Data values its employees. They are committed to retaining employees that show initiative.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Tech Data has competive salaries, flexible schedules, learning tools, tuition reimbursement and a young culture within a very well established 40 yr old business.

    Cons

    A new system conversion has left some of the older employees at a disadvantage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid place to start your career in IT, but don't stay too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement until a point.
    Great co-workers.
    Ability to build strong network of IT professionals.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is horrendous.
    Continually asked to do more with less while expectations and goals continue to increase.
    Salaries are average at best.
    Senior management very out of touch with realities of work loads and employee morale.
    Finance seems to control the direction of the company and only cares about the next quarterly call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that take care of the well-being of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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