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Complaint Review: Computertraining.edu
Computertraining.edu100 Commerce Drive Newark, Delaware United States of America
Computertraining.edu ComputerTraining.com Company hires big & cuts staff in half for the second time in less than a year!!! Beware of this "School"!!! Newark, Delaware
*Consumer Comment: The man who is David
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: well written
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ex employee
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: RE: BRAIN SURGEON'S / from a disgusted X employee
*Consumer Suggestion: Nimrod Squad
*Consumer Suggestion: Here's A Laugher
*General Comment: Hey all you brain surgeons
*Consumer Comment: computertraining.edu closes down in MD 12/29/2009
I should have known there was something seriously wrong after only a month of employment with ComputerTraining.edu/com when the CEO called us (the Admissions Support Staff) into a conference room practically begging us to come up with ways to "fool" (his exact words) people into not only taking the online skills challenge. It was very odd but I dismissed my concerns, since I found out that there was a massive layoff in April and I assumed the company had to be doing great since they doubled the staff to almost about 60 employees.
Three days before the holidays, I along with about 25 other new hires were let go due to "economic reasons". We were all blind sided since there was no talk about the company doing poorly at all.
Job Seekers Beware!!! ComputerTraining.edu/com isn't concerned with people bettering themselves... It's all about the almighty dollar. I learned this lesson the hard way, put hope to warn others about this company. Seeing people getting hired, and 2 weeks later I'm in the same room with them getting laid off was very sad.
Potential Students Beware!!! As soon as you take the online skills assessment, you'll be contacted for the SOLE reason of trying to get you to attended a campus visit/informational meeting... If you show up to the campus, the person that contacted you to go over your scores or confirm you appointment gets $25, just for your walking in. Your scores don't matter, even if you did horrible the "Assistant Director of Admissions" is trained to pump you up to think you've got the potential for the program.
If you go the informational meeting, is solely a sales pitch, in which the "Director" who is merely an overpaid Sales Person, attempts to sell the potential student huge dreams of making big money by coughing up $18,500 for a 6 month program... When I started, it was $13,500 and chatting with employees that had been there for years it was once $26,000!!! There's no financial aid, so if you don't take out either a personal loan, go through Sallie Mae, or you don't have the cash up front you can't get the training. If you don't have experience in IT and you actually do get the certification, you'll most likely start out with an entry-level help desk position making $13 an hour...
To sum this up, history repeats itself... ComputerTraining.edu/com WILL post on the job boards for new positions in the future (although they had to close 10 out of their 25 campuses)... Don't fall for it, like I did! Do not apply for employment! This is very cold hearted and nasty company, with cold hearted and nasty management! And to those interested in furthering their education, don't apply for the school it is a ripoff and you're just another dollar from the moment you take that online skills assessment!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/03/2009 12:37 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Computertrainingedu/Newark-Delaware-19702/Computertrainingedu-ComputerTrainingcom-Company-hires-big-cuts-staff-in-half-for-the-s-533026. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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