Tech Data Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
123 Reviews
3.1
123 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)

  • Work/life balance is good if you're not in management (in 5 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.  

    IT Department Management Incompetent

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Wasted time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    If you have no other options, this is the place for you. No hope of learning, development or decent compensation.

    Cons

    Highly political - management - Canadian operation led through fear and intimidation - people live in fear of losing the low paying job - majority of staff do not have a college/university education, and no hope of advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding work environment with excessive overtime

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Unreasonable demands on deadlines and workloads. Too much pressure on results. Management tries to do the right thing but can never get the money from senior leadership. Work areas keep shrinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are out of touch with workloads and budget constraints. Finance controls everything and all they care about is the short term results and not the long term effect on employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    15+ year employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Pros: Great people to work with. Work/life balance is good if you're not in management.

    Cons

    Cons: Doesn't pay the highest salaries compared to similar positions elsewhere. Changes can be slow to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having meetings for the sake of having meetings. Be thoughtful of employees time.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Amazing, Middle Managers Horrible, Watch out for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    large company, many positions to eventually move into/up to with manager approval

    Cons

    managers favor people and co workers wait until every april for reviews to get promotions or transfer, thus no one is your friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get finances in order and pay more attention to talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The culture at Tech Data promotes a great working environment full of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture makes Tech Data a great place to work. We could wear business causal clothing Monday-Thurs and Friday we could even wear jerseys. Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data.

    Cons

    My only con would be the cafeteria prices were a bit ridiculous, other than that great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, my managers and supervisors were awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience and learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Touch with best in class tools and distribution business models

    Cons

    top management and compensation arbitrarity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider review the compensation arbitrarity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Quite satisfied with my employment at TechData

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

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, people are nice to work with and managers are good to work for with good lines of communication between employee and manager. Work is not difficult in my department and is very rewarding. Work schedule is very accommodating and flexible.

    Cons

    Some interdepartmental finger-pointing and at times a manager may try to blame an employee for an oversight the manager should also have noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy and they will have every reason to stay and be productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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