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Complaint Review: PcProductivity - Brookfield Wisconsin

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I did a search in Google for lawsuits against Pcpro Schools (PcProductivity) and found I wish i had found this site before i signed the loan papers for this "school". I did the eight month program all the way through Cisco and the whole time i was waiting for the school to start.

At the end of the program i was extremely disappointed with the results. The program consisted of reading the chapter(s) before class and then going to class and going over the material. This entailed the teacher paging through the book and telling us what may be on the certs test for that section, no in-class tests, no quizzes, no real answers. I have a Bachelors degree from UWM and expected something along the lines of a "school" curriculum not a "get together" to pull us along...all the while taking our money.

An interesting fact about the "program", our class of 30 students had just finished the A+ Hardware section to the tune of $14,000 each and then found out that we were the last class to take it, HOWEVER, they were not lowering the price for the next groups. I feel very strongly that the school preyed on the weaknesses of it's prospective students too.

I was desperate to get out of my job at the time as were many other students and this "school" offered us false hope all along the way, $50-60,000/year jobs right after school, but the closer we came to "graduation" all we heard was "it may take years to get all the certs you need" . I would take practice test after practice test through their online partner, take a cert test and get blown away, ask "what's with this" and the school told me i needed to buy material OUTSIDE of class to pass (those $300 Microsoft books).

During my sign-up program i was told how hard the program was and i had to promise them i would not quit, why? because the longer you stayed the less money you would get back, and after a certain time you couldn't any money back. Of the 32 students that started, 9 finished and only 1 had passed one test. One student i kept in touch with had kept with it and had a few more certs...years after "graduation".

With these 4 or 5 certs he was only up to $30-35,000/year. Within a year after finishing i decided to go back and try again and found out all my teachers were gone already and the guy who signed me up had left right after signing me up, pretty frustrating. This school may be good for continuing ed for people in the computer industry but not for the average mom or dad or kid off the street, this school knows most of the people will not get anything out of this "school" and will give up 10's of thousands of dollars at 10% or more interest rates.

Many of these loans create hardships for families in the process, all in the hopes of a great job. In my job now i Have run into two people just like me who have given away thousands of dollars with the same worthless results from this school. These are not isolated cases, there are many more "pissed off" students out there who want some or all of their money back, i know of 25 to 30 students myself. I'm asking any lawyers out there who may think we have a fraud case with this school, we can't get the time we wasted back but we can still bet our money back.

Waukesha, Wisconsin

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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Noone - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Saturday, January 10, 2009

I agree with you Mike. I went to one of their schools ( I won't say which one right now). I feel like after I completed the program, they just COMPLETELY ignored me. Repeated emails, phone calls, failed tests, nothing got their attention. It's almost like they 'took the money an ran'.
Could you please, if you see this, email me. I would like to get in contact with you about this.

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#3 Consumer Comment

I agree

AUTHOR: Ben87 - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, November 23, 2008

Really, this is not a school. It is a business, which happens to be a "school", and their goal, is not necessarily to help you, but to make a profit. Sure, it looks good for them if you pass the test and get certified, but if you don't, they'll just say you didn't try hard enough, that you didn't put in your best effort, putting all the blame on you and leaving them unaffected. Don't let the ".edu" fool you.

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Your not alone Mike

AUTHOR: Past Employee - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As an ex-employee of PC PRO Schools / PCPRO Schools I do know your frustrations.I was expected to talk people into these rediculously high cost enrollments. And your very right about everything in your report. There are numorous options which will do you much greater benefit at a much lesser cost. I hope you will be successful in what you do and don't let the school ruin your dreams. I just hope that everyone who reads your story can keep themselves from getting into the same trap that you did.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Did you know

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I also went to this so called Microsoft IT Academy. I was led to believe that it was for Network Administration. Not so, I was contacted by the EAB because a student that went to Pc Pro Schools or Pc Productivity is being sued by them. He too wrote a rip off report. I havn't talked to him personally but his name is Chaz from what the lady at the EAB told me. His report is under Pc Pro's web site. Maybe he could help you in finding a lawyer.


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