Tech Data Reviews

Updated 19 April 2015
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  1. Poorly managed environment

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great people and teams to join. Most people work very hard to do the right thing. It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire. TD university trains you for your next big opportunity. You most likely will not get fired as long as you are not in mid management or higher. If you are in the top 10 -CEO-CFO-CIO, SR VP, etc. you will have a job as long as you want it as it is still a good old boys environment. There are many people who make it to 20 years.

    Cons

    upper management has no desire to allow people to grow effectively and force people to either leave the company or go to another group within Tech Data to get a better position. The philosophy seems to be that 5 entry level people are better than one experienced person. Extremely low pay for the amount of work and knowledge experience.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency. Don't make decisions in a vacuum. Pay people what they are worth anf eliminate about 20% of your accountants as they are an expense.

  2. Good starting position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Associate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Associate in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow with the company

    benefits

    great teams

    good place to start career

    friendly co-workeres

    Cons

    Start out pay is low

    Have to wait a year before being able to move up

  3. A good place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Great company for the area.

    Cons

    Slowly dying industry reduces advancement.

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  5. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Good environment. A really professional group of people.

    Cons

    Very flexible in terms of schedule.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks of free stuff from vendors, lots of good people there still.

    Cons

    Management needs to actually listen to employees for a change. Low pay for a lot of hard work. Hard to grow a career here anymore. Stop bringing in cheap labor for SSR's and invest in your people, they would stop leaving.

  7. Finance manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility and decisions are taken quickly. Flat hierarchy in the organization and highly dedicated people who are working hard.

    Cons

    Despite good quarter results no increase of salary. Communication to employees is weak and too much focus on short term.

    Advice to Management

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  8. Great people, slow on changes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great people who work there.

    Cons

    Very Long decision ways, some times need to keep it simple.

    Advice to Management

    Some times, keep it simple.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Learn

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tech Data is a great place to learn many different aspects of business. With hard work and a willingness to think "outside of the role" you will absolutely be promoted in a short time. Because this is a very high volume company in an extremely dynamic industry, there is never a shortage of possible projects, improvements, opportunities to shine. Bob D is the most down to earth CEO you'll ever meet, very approachable and solid. Tech Data has treated me well overall, and I've mostly had strong direct managers.

    Cons

    Career progression is somewhat limited and pay is below average for the industry. There is constant use of the mythical term "career path", which is a fancy excuse for not paying like a top company should. Tech Data tends to lose top talent in a stable economy because of unwillingness to change its compensation philosophy. Executive management can be slow to change and will never be called trendsetters in the tech world. Strategic direction is very solid in some areas and archaeic in others, leading to some inconsistency. All of this is within the norm for a global organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open to change, listen more than you speak. This applies across the board.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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

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

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

    Pros

    Easy, not a lot of tech knowledge needed, good benefits, great training ground

    Cons

    Work 15+ hours per day and if your lucky you will hit $100k. Way to much to do for not a lot of pay. I was the number one person in the company and made $120k...not good. Great training for newbies and managers that can't get in with a manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate the employees.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Do more with less.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

    Do not protect or care for their employees. Pay horribly.

    Advice to Management

    Managers lead.

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