Comptia Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, environment, great culture

    Cons

    Not very many cons, easy to gain weight with all the food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Comptia certs

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    Former Employee - Rep in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Rep in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay as they charge an arm and a leg for their certs but customer service. LOL

    Cons

    Exams often have outdated information. Trying to talk with the company will get you stonewalled because they really are a rather cocky bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop ripping customers off for starters and outsource your english customer support back to an english speaking country

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Member Relations Rep

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    Current Employee - Industry Relations Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Industry Relations Manager in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Comptia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Hours, Laid back enviornment, and get to travel a little at company's expense.

    Cons

    Gets repetitive. Pay could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider opinions of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    A very racist environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits / telecommuting opportunities (but only for certain positions).

    Cons

    Upper level management obviously has issues with diverse cultures and they are very racist. It has been a large number of former employees that are going to the EEOC. Their racist behavior and lack of communication to their reports equals for an environment where only "certain" people can succeed. Also there is a lack of respect for people in general at this organization.

    Also they will give out negative references and "black list" former employees if you cross them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is well past the need for sensitivity training and they all need to be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Crazy upper mangement.

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Comptia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and benefits. Nothing else.

    Cons

    CEO is way out of his league and surrounds himself with yes men. Association is a shell for the certification business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down for the good of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    CompTIA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Pros

    CEO has learned that CEA trade show emulation is not the right path in rebuilding the organization. Comptia's certifications are the true value of the organization. A non-profit with a relaxed work ethic and atmosphere.

    Cons

    CEO came to organization without experience and lost 7 VPs and 120 employees in 2 years. Hired wife's best friends husband to clean house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy works best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. CompTIA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Travel and conferences are fun.

    Cons

    I got laid off so...there's that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Free for all, need clarity and focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, work/life balance, benefits, salary, great technology and learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Unable to move projects forward, lack of governance, hard for junior staff to thrive. Most of all should empower staff to lead and make decisions, and support them accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get clear on vision, priorities and projects. Then put a stake in the ground around governance and decision making and allow talented, smart staff to lead and make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Crazy Place - "The Office" - It Grows on You

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Pros

    -Great Work/Life Balance
    -Great Benefits
    -Nice People

    Cons

    -No Strategic Direction/Constantly Changing Direction
    -Lack of Accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words. There are too many "talkers" and not enough “getting the job done.” It’s not everyone, but there are more than a few people who are quick to place blame and lack accountability.

    It’s great to work at a place where innovation is valued, BUT it’s come to a point where it seems everyone is trying to “top” everyone else with a new idea and there is no rhyme or reason for initiatives. And no one puts their foot down – it’s a free for all. It’s a frustrating environment when you’re responsible for meeting the goals of undefined projects.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. A computer education association where employees don't know how to use technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Pros

    It was a steady paycheck

    Cons

    Most of the director's and up were former coworkers of the current CEO who has steadily brought them in in the last 2 years - good ole boy network at it's best, so forget about moving upwards in your career.

    HR department is a totally joke. Going to them with a problem will get you blacklisted and targeted for dismissal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Here's an idea - require people to know how to use a computer!!! No, I was not in the IT dept but I saw a lot of coworkers who didn't have a clue on how to use a computer. They would always want the latest gadget because their kid had one and then complain because IT didn't allow user's to install hardware. Of course, if you didn't want to use a Windows machine you could always say that you were an expert on a MAC, or knew someone who was, and then your manager would demand a MAC for you, even if you had never used one. Why? Because the CEO, CIO, and several other of his "favorite" group had MAC's. Why isn't everyone who works there required to take a computer competency exam? I've worked at other places that do. This was a function of the HR department for handling this, not the IT department like everyone over there thinks it is.

    Here's another idea - hold people accountable and responsible for the success or failures. I saw too many ideas/plans fail because the person leading didn't have a clue and blamed everyone else for their failure. Maybe they should have taken a project management class, like Project+!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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