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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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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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  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 Management

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  2. good company to work for, lots of benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can manage your own time quite flexibly

    Cons

    There is a lot of admin to do

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England

    I worked at Tech Data (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenging environment but not in a positive way

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT
    Former Employee - IT

    I worked at Tech Data

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great opportunity

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth in every department

    Cons

    have to know the right people to get promoted within sr mangement

  7. Solution Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of options career wise.

    Cons

    Management can be close-minded & stuck in ways, especially when they haven't sat in the seat of whom they're managing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Don't just promote those who play the game well. They're phoney & dishonest & will chase the good people away.

  8. Good work environment, too slow for career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller Latin American Division of Tech Data Corp., based in Miami. Great for experience and exposure to export and Latin America. Great benefits and incentives. Industry name recognition might be one of the best assets anyone can take away from working here.

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities, due mainly to size of the division itself. It is very hard to move up in position or rank. Highly political. Compensation not always commensurate to workload, especially for marketing positions.

    Advice to Management

    Must re-consider career growth paths, and/or offer better compensation and benefits packages.

  9. Highly energetic, great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    - always learning - personal growth is abundant
    - opportunities for occupational growth
    - environment is happy and upbeat

    Cons

    too positive to post any negatives

  10. Was a good place to work..not lately though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers all trying to do the right thing. Benefits are fair though they are going downhill slowly. Lots of youth and decent diversity.

    Cons

    Try as you might it's never good enough. Unless you are part of the "in crowd" you'll never get ahead. Cronyism and elitism is everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more, talk less. Don't discount ideas just because they're not yours.

  11. Nice enough place to work

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All teams are professional...no one is overtly dumb

    Cons

    Definitely some cronyism in Logisitcs

    Advice to Management

    None, they won't take it.

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