They do not offer consistent pay increases from manager to manager or from employee to employee. It is based on their personal interactions with you, not your performance. Current area pay for unskilled labor is much higher than the skilled repair tech positions that this company hires for, therefore they have been hiring less skilled laborers and not rewarding the competent ones.
laid back, overtime not required in some areas
incompetent leadership, inability to adapt, unwillingness to provide adequate pay or compensation
Product Marketing Admin II (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – November 17, 2018
Tech Data is an easy and good place to get an entry level job in the corporate office world. The pay is low but you gain a lot of skills you can take else where. The job is not that interesting so it's hard to be invested in the company.
Growth, training, set hours, weekends off.
Basic employees, boring, outdated tech, underpaid, unnecessary, business type goals for non business position.
I personally would recommend Tech Data to anyone who is looking for a career in computers/computing. It is very cut-throat, though. I would not personally recommend it to any of my friends as I know that none of them are into computer selling. Tech Data does offer a very good 410(k).
Free lunches, annual national sales meeting. Vendor give aways.
COMPUTER SYSTEMS OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Largo, FL – December 24, 2018
The company is major player in the technology distribution channel and has a global reach. Fast-paced work environment, always new things coming in, especially in the IT department. People are friendly and workplace demeanor is relaxed. The company does take the time to train new people that come into the Operations room since there is so much that goes on that cannot be learned anywhere else. Communication between departments in IT is limited and often people want to play the blame game rather than take responsibility for things that go wrong. Advancement opportunities are limited and stress levels can be high when staffing levels are not as they should be in certain departments. Systems monitoring is the easiest part of the job. Dealing with outages is usually the most difficult part when support must be engaged to assist with the issue.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – November 7, 2018
My job was unique in that no 2 days were exactly alike. This is what made me love my job and enjoy coming into work everyday. My role was to help solve receiving issues with our 7 US warehouses. From simple over shipments to packaging and labeling errors. In this role I was exposed to numerous other departments and team's processes. This helped me learn many other things.That exposure and knowledge made me a subject matter expert for logistics, purchasing, inventory control QA, accounting and sales teams. I always had managers that were eager to help me grow in order to become a better employee. Either finding new projects or changing my role so that I was always able to have a job that was enjoyable while I grew with the changing business.
The only reason I am not there now is they acquired another company and my position was moved out of the country.
Tech Data continues to exist primarily as a logistics provider of technology to small and medium business that would not normally be serviced by the vendors. Because of thin margins in this type of business there are little leading edge items available for employees. As an example I have a laptop that still runs on Windows 7, and the supported version of MS Access is 2003.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – September 5, 2018
The overall morale is very low due to continuing layoffs and cost cuts.
Low level managers vary in skill, competence and support. Most are promoted due to their friendship with senior management which causes friction with the highly skilled team members. Turnover is very high.
Senior Management is very poor. Not sure how they got their jobs, but they lack the skills to manage, show favoritism and often don't really know what's going on with their own teams. They do a lot of finger pointing and put blame on others when they should be looking in the mirror.
Free Parking, Cafeteria on site
Toxic environment and low morale among staff level employees
A typical day as a software licensing specialist varies on which team you're on. Mine was mainly working from an inbox and inputting orders. Hardest part of the job would be some of the overtime, staying very very late into the night, and having a family makes that difficult. Tech Data is an excellent place to work, great environment.
Sr. Logistics and Inventory Control Manager (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – August 23, 2018
A typical day at work required up to 12 hours of work. It was a warehouse environment so it was sometimes hot and muggy, and noisy. It was fast-paced and you had to meet the daily numbers to have a job, but the expectations were well explained in advance, and you were rewarded very well for meeting them.
Desktop Analyst (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – August 13, 2018
Very productive and friendly. Great opportunities with tuition reimbursement, paternal child leave, refer hiring bonus, etc Awesome friends and colleagues encouraging teamwork. Cool volunteer opportunities to go to places you've been before to help feed the homeless, walk for a cause, or bowl for your job and represent it with professional fun!
Great opportunity to volunteer for great charitable events.
Long hours, no climate control, wages in area dont fit living wages so transportstion is poor. Some drive an hr or more.
No work/life balance, Low compensation/benefits, 2 year advancement, Disorganized management, Nontransparent job culture
Purchasing and Product Marketing (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – August 30, 2018
I worked for Tech Data for 3 years, in two departments, in two roles due to promotion after 18 month transfer policy hold. There is no work/life balance since 36 billion dollar company with fresh 2.6 billion dollar acquisition where revenue was still lost. Over 60 people laid off on quarterly basis to help workforce budget. Management is disorganized since executive leadership is a revolving door and doesn't give reasonable, realist direction (abrupt non-strategic changes last minutes and metrics affected). Loss of multimillion dollar business with vendor partners and major authorized resellers. Many fun events thrown for sales only to mask employees being overworked and underpaid.
Analyst III (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – August 3, 2018
Ofcourse experiences will vary depending on management and department in a company the size of Tech Data but for me it was a great experience. I started as an Analyst I and was promoted 3 times with substantial raises during my 4 years there. I was being "groomed" to take over the management of the dept at the time I left. It was a friendly, fun enjoyable company that made you feel a part of the big picture even though you were only a small cog in a fortune 500 company.
Tech data has its moments where the work can be hard and long but the pay is good. But there is also times where the work is not enough for everyone and they start sending employees home early but thankfully it doesn't happen a lot.
My co workers were wonderful not so much management they were very unorganized and lack leadership
Order Selector (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 23, 2018
Very unfair with the workers will use you as much as they can then let go when they feel your no longer needed they have favoritism and you are required to do more work than what they explain to you what you’re job title is
Free lunch often
They do not care about the workers they will give you more responsibility than the position requires
Tech Data was an excellent company to work for. The work culture is positive and the pay was very competitive at my time of employment. They even considered the rising living wages at the time to implement a pay increase for all employees. However, they've turned away from working with temporary agencies.
Client Executive III (Current Employee) – Arizona – October 31, 2018
The first line Field Sales Managers and some Senior Sales Executives struggle with adding value in VAR executive meetings. Please do not walk into a $50 million dollar account unless you can offer value. If you cannot point to a reference account for a new "Tech Data" solution please do not pitch it. "Practice Builder", " Data Analytics" ??? all need to have more substance than just talking points on a PowerPoint slide.
Sales Managers please do not walk into accounts talking how we can compete against Amazon on product. That is pure transactional ecommerce business. Add value or stay home.
The days of buying relationships with vendor/supplier funds are essentially over. You have to bring business value.
There are two types of field managers that I have seen in the last two years. The ones that do not show up and the ones that show up and offer little value. Just price cutting.
Good people, good benefits, well known brand
Poor Executive Management, Phoenix office is depressing