Tech Data Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
122 Reviews
3.1
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work here and seemed to me most were happy working for Tech Data (in 14 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 10 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 ManagementAdvice

    Earlier communication to the employees will help.

  2.  

    good company to work for, lots of benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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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    Challenging environment but not in a positive way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    I love going to work everyday. The people and environment are great.

    Cons

    The pay is average to below-average for the area. Getting promoted can be very difficult, even for top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and the opportunity was amazing. I was able to learn so much in the 4.5 years I was there and they are the reason where I am today.

    Cons

    The pay was way too low for the work we were required to do. I felt a little under appreciated because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership was great, so keep on doing what you are doing. Just maybe try to pay better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Poorly managed environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many great people and teams to join. Most people work very hard to do the right thing. It is a great place to learn and then find a real job elsewhere or if you are looking to retire. TD university trains you for your next big opportunity. You most likely will not get fired as long as you are not in mid management or higher. If you are in the top 10 -CEO-CFO-CIO, SR VP, etc. you will have a job as long as you want it as it is still a good old boys environment. There are many people who make it to 20 years.

    Cons

    upper management has no desire to allow people to grow effectively and force people to either leave the company or go to another group within Tech Data to get a better position. The philosophy seems to be that 5 entry level people are better than one experienced person. Extremely low pay for the amount of work and knowledge experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Don't make decisions in a vacuum. Pay people what they are worth anf eliminate about 20% of your accountants as they are an expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good starting position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    A good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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