Tech Data Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
114 Reviews
3.1
114 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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66 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quite satisfied with my employment at TechData

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    You'll make friends for life......but it will be a shorter life due to stress

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will make many friends for life, as happens in most combat situations.
    Pete Peterson and Brian Davis. Brilliant SVPs with integrity and who are friendly and welcoming to all employees and vendors.
    Great place to learn and network and get a better job making much, much more money with a manufacturer.
    Located in paradise.

    Cons

    Low moral in most departments.
    Purposely set certain departments against each other (Product Marketing v Purchasing v Accounts Payable) to increase visible profitability. But the time lost in productivity by this arrangement is a hidden profit hit and probably much more impactful in the long run.
    Most departments are understaffed.
    Great employees have been RIF'd many times while slackers stay around for years.
    If salaried, expect to work a minimum of 50 hours a week.
    Product Managers are expected to solve every problem in every department if it concerns a vendor under their responsibility. The buck stops here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to learn what is really happening in the company. Your haven't done that yet, though you have tried with town halls and round tables. I've never worked in a company with such low moral, but the employees put on happy faces for management for fear of losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time there, and would recommend to a friend.

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

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and the people are great, but a lot of things changed when SAP went in. People became what seemed like bitter and angry at each other. Probably frustration.

    Cons

    Politics, Odd Org Charts and Structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    best company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    always motivating you alot of trips can be own alot of tchnology

    Cons

    hard to move up the corporate ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't stay too long. If you're not moving up in the first 2 years, you are not moving up. Move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits for a corporation.

    Cons

    We talk about ethics, but end up nearly getting delisted from Nasdaq. You do the math. Management is always changing guard. In good times and bad, employees are expected to tighten their belts. In the past 15 years, 5 of the years have seen pay freezes. 401 k match remains suspended to date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Could be much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot from a lot of vendors-Great networking-Get to be very organised and focused-Get to be flexible and versatile

    Cons

    Subjective management - Very little if not no career plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being focused on keeping your chair and grow with your teams

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for a large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator II  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for part time! Varies tremendously by department. Sales, for instance, provides a lot of opportunities, and Customer Care really has your back and your career.

    Cons

    Large corporation mean endless red-tape. Things move slowly in large corporations, politics abound. Most else will vary by department. Purchasing offers little room for growth, for instance; and does not compensate fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interdepartmental training would really be great to get people outside their little bubbles to be part of the whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, visibility to upper management

    Cons

    Distribution of work seems unbalanced, but that's probably the case everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people who are always doing the work and not always talking about the work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gained valuable experience....to use elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Development of skill sets, learning the business, co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership decisions that severely impact your success, marketing managers that have no business in that role, little coaching/development help, questionable promotions for individuals who bring little value, compensation is a JOKE compared to industry and area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you notice top talent leaving? May want to devise a plan and career path that retains your employees. Refresh your marketing managers as some have been in same position for years and offer no value anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, with a lot of opportunities for new responsibilities

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the Clearwater area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to pay your top performers, a bit more than average

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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