Tech Data Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
115 Reviews
3.1
115 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
  • 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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  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

    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.

  7.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company straight out of college

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    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
  9.  

    Great Place to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tech Data is a great place to learn many different aspects of business. With hard work and a willingness to think "outside of the role" you will absolutely be promoted in a short time. Because this is a very high volume company in an extremely dynamic industry, there is never a shortage of possible projects, improvements, opportunities to shine. Bob D is the most down to earth CEO you'll ever meet, very approachable and solid. Tech Data has treated me well overall, and I've mostly had strong direct managers.

    Cons

    Career progression is somewhat limited and pay is below average for the industry. There is constant use of the mythical term "career path", which is a fancy excuse for not paying like a top company should. Tech Data tends to lose top talent in a stable economy because of unwillingness to change its compensation philosophy. Executive management can be slow to change and will never be called trendsetters in the tech world. Strategic direction is very solid in some areas and archaeic in others, leading to some inconsistency. All of this is within the norm for a global organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to change, listen more than you speak. This applies across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work like a dog and get paid like one

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy, not a lot of tech knowledge needed, good benefits, great training ground

    Cons

    Work 15+ hours per day and if your lucky you will hit $100k. Way to much to do for not a lot of pay. I was the number one person in the company and made $120k...not good. Great training for newbies and managers that can't get in with a manufacturer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairly compensate the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do more with less.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    People work too hard for recognition they never receive.

    Cons

    Do not protect or care for their employees. Pay horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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