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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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3.2 105 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky

Bob Dutkowsky

(62 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data(in 9 reviews)

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


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

  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay(in 4 reviews)

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    Great place to learn

    National Account Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat learning tools, good team atmosphere

    ConsWork a huge number of hours for very little pay. Not a lot of room to grow your career if you are in sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay should equal results, not capped. Reward the performers. Give more freedom to senior people, listen to staff, not just to sr management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Director of Logistics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsThe Corp level is shallow, very slow to react and only care about top level staff making money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the bottom level staff before it is to late to recover. Too much turnover, too many temps and quality suffers because of it. too much favoritism.

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

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    Mixed review - your experience will depend on dept and management

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

    ProsIf you're lucky and get to work under a good manager or director, you may find your work experience to be positive. This is probably true for most companies. It's seems that upper management is trying to make an improvement to the culture.

    ConsThere's is a lot of 'looking out for myself' or 'me first' attitude, very little cooperation from other departments and that probably comes from years of high pressure to produce. Quality of work doesn't matter. Work life balance is poor and unlikely to change as profit comes before anything else. Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that upper management is out of touch with the average employee. I understand that they have to make the numbers, but the focus is too high on the numbers and not on the employees. Happy employees will help make the numbers. If you are a VP or higher, ask your self when was the last time you had one on one with a non-management employee and just asked how they were doing? When was the last time you personally thanked one for their hard work in private?

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    Some good, a lot bad...

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL (US)

    ProsA lot of great people, a lot of great opportunities in some areas. Some departments have wonderful leadership, other have really bad leadership.

    ConsHave to cover your rear or they'll take advantage of you. It's not about the people anymore, all about your boss looking good no matter what!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    customer care coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL (US)

    ProsIts a great starting place in this huge company. Gives you good solid ground to meet people and mingle with other departments and learn all aspects of this business. They are great to their employees and really provide an honest environment to work in. Good benefits- alot of free food.

    ConsIts just not great money in that department the company is built and succeeds around their customer service and for it to be the biggest thing that makes the company stand out- its like the bottom of the barrel it seems like. There is alot of negative energy and I truly think its because the people don't make good money and that energy spreads.
    Customer care is hard to grow within because people there have worked there so long and unless they leave- not likely- you will not move up or at least not anytime soon. Its more about getting on the managers good side then working really hard every day- you will go unnoticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp to pay your employees better.... retain the ones working hard and taking on more tasks and learning new processes and people wouldn't need to leave that department.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCompany 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.

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    Excellent but poor upper management.

    PSC (Former Employee)

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

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

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

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

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

    Senior Product Sales Champion (Current Employee) Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    ConsSales 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 Senior ManagementFor 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but with reserve

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

    ProsThe benefits are very, very good.

    ConsPersonal 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 Senior ManagementSenior 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good company to work for, lots of benefits

    Partner Account Manager (Current Employee) Basingstoke, England (UK)

    ProsCan manage your own time quite flexibly

    ConsThere is a lot of admin to do

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

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