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Tech Data Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
130 Reviews
3.2
130 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)

  • 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 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Amazing global organization

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible and dynamic company in a very complex marketplace providing high tech logistics, distribution, mobility and 3PL services to 115,000 resellers. The company has many different career opportunities in various departments with much advancement and promotional opportunities based upon the abilities and merits of the individual. Great benefits package and work-life balance.

    Cons

    This company is not for the weak. With the proper attitude, skills and teamwork an individual can easily grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Smooth transition into corporate life for entry level employees, has many areas to progress within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data

    Pros

    For Sales: Vendors give away a lot of free gear, prizes, food and vacations.
    Great for young employees starting a corporate life.
    Learn a lot with all of the trainings they provide
    Decent health care plans

    Cons

    Low wage
    Micro-management
    Can get high stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop adding additional tasks when none are taken away - adds more stress
    increase ownership of work in other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work and lots of opportunities to develop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn about the distribution of IT hardware, all financial aspects surrounding this business and develop your own career. The benefits of working here are good.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are missing the support of colleagues to overcome a problem. Help yourself is then the solution. Another problem is that successes seem normal but when something goes wrong there is no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people and leave your door open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company if you work hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Account Executive in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Account Executive in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and the benefits are good as well as the pay being decent. Great learning environment but not through any training just on the job experience. If you have a good attitude and work hard they do recognize you with awards but dont expect pay raises very often. Love working at Tech Data and I still am happy to drive in each day.

    Cons

    Pay is not industry leading but this is acknowledged by management. Can be very political as managers often pick favorites. Cafeteria is poor in my experience but gym is not bad and very cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership is very very good at TD but you can run into some dead wood in the middle management ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT Leadership

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

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    This is a company where you certainly have an advantage as a woman. The real head of IT is an avid promoter of women's rights and female advancement. This company has the stronger ratio of men to women of any company I've been to. Overall company culture is good.

    Cons

    Highly political. Everyone must stay in line. Upper leadership are quick to pass blame below, never reflecting on how their decisions have created the multitude of problems inherent in the culture of the department. The culture focuses on hearing Yes and those who try to look at reasons subjectively become outcastes. It behooves you to keep your mouth shut and just do your 8 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management: it can't always be everyone else's fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Costa Rica SMB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    In Costa Rica , Winning contests will allow you to travel to awesome events!!!!!!however they are very hard to win, besides that it's just another call center being run by a very bad HR dept, and managers who only worry about having a monkey in a chair, also no real growth , just lateral.

    Cons

    Costa Ricas office handles SMB accounts, this office is run like a call center, it's definitely not a sales office, they will not even allow you to listen to music, every break is micro managed, the teams are made up of 3, always have a top performer and 2 losers that benefit from the hard work that the top performer puts in, English level is poor, vp is onsite and is no help at all, actually looks for any excuse to fire an employee as much as he can, he's also been known to hit on certain girls , resolves customer issues by simply changing the customers sales teams, all to add to all this sales reps barely make a $1,000 a month, so keep in mind this is definitely a call center

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