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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
137 Reviews
3.2
137 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company and will always be a home for me.

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

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Very supportive environment & lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    I would love to see them focus a little more on their employees, work life balance & increase the papay for the work we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate to your emploeyes & their careers & personal lives.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, low pay!

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

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    Great co workers, great place to start your career at.

    Cons

    Don't get paid well, overwhelming workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great first career right out of college with many options to advance or change roles.

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

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

    Pros

    Many entry level positions for college students looking for first careers. Lots of growth potential. Tons of different departments to look into if you are undecided on what you want to really do. Flexible work scheduling. Upper Management/Directors typically all have open door policy and are great mentors. Over 1,500 people on campus so you can meet a lot of people and network.

    Cons

    Pay compared to similar positions at other companies in the industry is lower. Not a very profitable company so lay-offs, freezing 401k matching, not getting your annual pay raise and not giving out holiday bonuses happen quite often. Departments budgets are always tight so promotions typically only happen when someone leaves that position. Employees are always complaining about how much they get paid for the number of hours they work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give advise to lower level positions about options to grow and shadowing opportunities in other departments and areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • 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

    Pros

    not too many pros, not graet

    Cons

    not much, it's a job nothing more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    SSR Role Needs Desperate Transformation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Free stuff
    Great people
    Management (in my experience) supports their employees

    Cons

    So many:

    SSRs aren't considered to be sales people so they get no cut of their team's commision. For example: SSRs are expected to place the majorty of their team's orders but it makes no difference in their pay if they spend half a day placing a million dollar order or place 20 easy orders. On top of that, a lot can go wrong that isn't your fault but everyone will point their fingers. The order placement system is complicated to say the least and you have to remember a million different specifics depending on what vendor you're placing the order for. Orders also have to touch many departments to be released. If you don't follow up with logistics because they didn't release the order, it's your fault again that the customer didn't recieve their product. At the end of the day a customer isn't happy if they don't recieve their order so you have to play every single role and other departments aren't held to the same responsibility as you are. Because of that there is a lot of pressure on SSRs to place orders correctly, fix issues, and do everything else for their team's very spoiled and demanding customers.

    And for all of that pressure you get paid 13 an hour.

    Your day will be spent drowning in emails, calls, figuring out why the system is glitching, and waiting on Vendors to explain why they delayed shipment for the third time so your angry customer will stop calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redefine this position and raise pay. SSRS deserve better.
    Have more pressure on other departments to perform their jobs correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Smooth transition into corporate life for entry level employees, has many areas to progress within the company.

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

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    For Sales: Vendors give away a lot of free gear, prizes, food and vacations.
    Great for young employees starting a corporate life.
    Learn a lot with all of the trainings they provide
    Decent health care plans

    Cons

    Low wage
    Micro-management
    Can get high stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop adding additional tasks when none are taken away - adds more stress
    increase ownership of work in other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place for 2-5 years

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

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    People, Training and Vendor Lunches

    Cons

    Low Pay and Benefits. Favortism also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing and keep the good employees that care about doing their job professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stay Away from Distribution & Logistics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Swedesboro, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Swedesboro, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    You get weekends off (usually)

    Cons

    High management turnover, managers burned out then replaced, definitely a profit over people oriented organization, raises are rare, no rewards for your work (in logistics at least), cronyism and unethical behavior at high levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives and rewards to employees, take away the obstacle course of KPIs in order to actually get a bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Leadership

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    This is a company where you certainly have an advantage as a woman. The real head of IT is an avid promoter of women's rights and female advancement. This company has the stronger ratio of men to women of any company I've been to. Overall company culture is good.

    Cons

    Highly political. Everyone must stay in line. Upper leadership are quick to pass blame below, never reflecting on how their decisions have created the multitude of problems inherent in the culture of the department. The culture focuses on hearing Yes and those who try to look at reasons subjectively become outcastes. It behooves you to keep your mouth shut and just do your 8 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management: it can't always be everyone else's fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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