Tech Data Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
118 Reviews
3.1
118 Reviews
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Tech Data CEO and Director Bob Dutkowsky
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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
  • Turnover is high in many departments - many are leaving due to low pay (in 9 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.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  2.  

    good company to work for, lots of benefits

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    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager  in  Basingstoke, England
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager in Basingstoke, England

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

    Pros

    Can manage your own time quite flexibly

    Cons

    There is a lot of admin to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Aggressive sales culture; short term greed damages long-term sustainability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England

    I worked at Tech Data for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of parking; on-site canteen (though stock is limited).

    Cons

    Politics are rife; management style is all about negative pressure rather than fostering collaboration and pride in your work.
    Innovation will not happen as there is no budget available for anything but the most "smash and grab" projects.
    Key man dependencies have been allowed to emerge all over the shop - management has not wanted to put aside the budget to address this or take the time to reduce reliance, so that is a time bomb waiting to go off.
    Personality traits which would not be tolerated elsewhere have gone untamed, since those key men have management over a barrel; that's affected the culture of the place.
    You should also know: maternity is only 6 weeks at full pay, followed by 9 months of statutory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging environment but not in a positive way

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    Former Employee - IT
    Former Employee - IT

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    Involvement in cutting edge technology via vendors. Involvement in a global organisation. Working in a very competitive commercial operation encourages you to be imaginative in solutions.

    Cons

    Cost is always an issue when looking at solutions. Constant reinventing the wheel because a lack of investment in the IT infrastructure mean the same problems occur repeatedly but there is no capital investment for a permanent solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the capabilities of the internal IT team and utilise them effectively. Invest in the infrastructure to allow the IT professionals to have the opportunity to develop in a role.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Challenging Positions
    Very Fast Environment
    Promotions Availability

    Cons

    Salaries are not as great as similar companies in the industry.
    Very Bureaucrat company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a Salary adjustment will help a lot teams motivations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Good starting position

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work.

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people. Great company for the area.

    Cons

    Slowly dying industry reduces advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company straight out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great first career type job straight out of college. Many entry level positions with growth potential in same department or other departments as well. Relaxed environment with flexible work scheduling.

    Cons

    Only position to make decent money is Director level and up. Managers work way to many hours for little compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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