Tech Data Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
112 Reviews

3.1
112 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth, Stable, Opportunities, Connections, Great perks

    Cons

    compensation, corporate policy, politics, hours, professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to who you says things to...Some information should remain in HR. Too much mingling occurs between work and personal lives. THe industry seems to be very small and word travels quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    growth, opportunity, location, co workers

    Cons

    compensation, job titles, hard to move departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    torture

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free food and more free food

    Cons

    mentally draining/daily phone grind/selling over priced goods. The commissions are designed to always keep the carrot farther away so you can never really make a living wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make systems easier way too much clutter and extra micro management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad at all

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tech Data full-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent, benefits are not bad

    Cons

    Too "corporate", very low flexibility, extremely close-minded company. Workers feel like robots sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should probably encourage a more flexible work environment. Granted, it's a sales-oriented company, but even then original ideas should be welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Very Positive, But Company Needs to Align With Customer Satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good support from senior leadership.
    -I could develop my own innovative ideas which were heard and appreciated by senior leadership.
    -Many experienced people who were willing to help.
    -Positive, collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    -Short-sighted. All that mattered were that quarters' results.
    -Financially dominated and run, even though they say they are customer-focused.
    -Too conservative and risk-averse, which made it difficult to run against more aggressive competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truly customer focused instead of just saying that that you are. Align executive bonuses to customer satisfaction, particularly those in non customer-facing roles such as Credit. Truly align every resource towards customer satisfaction, otherwise different departments will pull in different directions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Department  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Tech Data full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    What a great ride it was being part of this organization during 20+ years of growth and change.

    Cons

    While its nice to promote from within, a sprinkling of professionally trained managers would improve consistency of performance across the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tech Data is dependent on vendor marketing funds. Wasteful spending could be curbed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experiences, a lot more to be learned...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, location, employee central, sales perks from vendors

    Cons

    SAP Software, Management absence, career path, high mark ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, reduce excessive meetings, consider reasonable goals, show appreciation, plan to build a "sales" software, balance salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, great people that are often shut down due to unnecessary bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good people

    Cons

    Management can have too much of a cyoa approach and nothing gets done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to create a culture where people feel free to try new things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Career Bootcamp

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    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

    Pros

    A big corporation that offers some job stability.
    A good place to get your corporate feet wet.
    Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Worklife balance not so balanced.
    So many missed opportunities to build morale.
    Very stressful and relentless atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that you are not only dealing with an employee, you are dealing with their life, their family, their hopes, and their dreams. Sometimes, it's not always about work and that bottom dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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