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 11 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.  

    You'll make friends for life......but it will be a shorter life due to stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will make many friends for life, as happens in most combat situations.
    Pete Peterson and Brian Davis. Brilliant SVPs with integrity and who are friendly and welcoming to all employees and vendors.
    Great place to learn and network and get a better job making much, much more money with a manufacturer.
    Located in paradise.

    Cons

    Low moral in most departments.
    Purposely set certain departments against each other (Product Marketing v Purchasing v Accounts Payable) to increase visible profitability. But the time lost in productivity by this arrangement is a hidden profit hit and probably much more impactful in the long run.
    Most departments are understaffed.
    Great employees have been RIF'd many times while slackers stay around for years.
    If salaried, expect to work a minimum of 50 hours a week.
    Product Managers are expected to solve every problem in every department if it concerns a vendor under their responsibility. The buck stops here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to learn what is really happening in the company. Your haven't done that yet, though you have tried with town halls and round tables. I've never worked in a company with such low moral, but the employees put on happy faces for management for fear of losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time there, and would recommend to a friend.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and the people are great, but a lot of things changed when SAP went in. People became what seemed like bitter and angry at each other. Probably frustration.

    Cons

    Politics, Odd Org Charts and Structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    best company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data

    Pros

    always motivating you alot of trips can be own alot of tchnology

    Cons

    hard to move up the corporate ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't stay too long. If you're not moving up in the first 2 years, you are not moving up. Move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits for a corporation.

    Cons

    We talk about ethics, but end up nearly getting delisted from Nasdaq. You do the math. Management is always changing guard. In good times and bad, employees are expected to tighten their belts. In the past 15 years, 5 of the years have seen pay freezes. 401 k match remains suspended to date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for a large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for part time! Varies tremendously by department. Sales, for instance, provides a lot of opportunities, and Customer Care really has your back and your career.

    Cons

    Large corporation mean endless red-tape. Things move slowly in large corporations, politics abound. Most else will vary by department. Purchasing offers little room for growth, for instance; and does not compensate fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interdepartmental training would really be great to get people outside their little bubbles to be part of the whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Gained valuable experience....to use elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Development of skill sets, learning the business, co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership decisions that severely impact your success, marketing managers that have no business in that role, little coaching/development help, questionable promotions for individuals who bring little value, compensation is a JOKE compared to industry and area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you notice top talent leaving? May want to devise a plan and career path that retains your employees. Refresh your marketing managers as some have been in same position for years and offer no value anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, visibility to upper management

    Cons

    Distribution of work seems unbalanced, but that's probably the case everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people who are always doing the work and not always talking about the work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Accounting in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, with a lot of opportunities for new responsibilities

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the Clearwater area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to pay your top performers, a bit more than average

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

    Low pay, nice environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Senior Associate in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Global Organization, Big company in the Tampa Bay Area, Work-Life balance, Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Pay practices (below the market), Career opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your pay practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Simple work, ridiculous politics

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    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Area Logistics in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is very aware of the need for SOPs, especially safety. The facility was kept relatively clean. There was a training resource center available to associates. It's a 3PL, so the work was a no-brainer.

    Cons

    WAY too many politics for what is essentially a warehouse. Senior management at the branch level WAY too interested in power a cushioning themselves from blame. If they cannot burn you without throwing themselves on the flame, they will get another senior manager to do it for them. Had my suggestions shot down, only to be submitted by my senior manager as his own. They had too many eggs in one basket with a single account and would not heed to obvious suggestions when I raised about diversification. The writing was on the wall and after I left, that account was lost, resulting in loss of revenue and loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope it has changed since I left, but many perfectly qualified and valuable people were marginalized over inner-office politics. Let the managers manage the work and keep senior management in their offices. Don't be so afraid of unionization that you let the associates dictate the policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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