Comptia Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    CompTIA's senior management affects moral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package and work-life balance

    Cons

    Senior management will keep/protect staff they like regardless of skill or work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of keeping/protecting staff that are liked, regardless of skill or work ethic, brings down morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    If you want to work for a racist organization...this is it

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers, when they are not being pushed by upper management to be lying and deceitful.

    Cons

    Upper management, but not including the President. Unfortunately the president of this organization is a great guy who surrounds himself by a group of incompetent bullies who only look out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Take a racial sensitivity course of 3 and brace yourself for a lawsuit because they are coming.


  3. Definitely one of the better places to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comptia full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good perks (free certifications, professional development, trips to chicago for all staff meetings), collaborative environment, truly supportive colleagues, overall a positive work culture (problem people don't last here). Lots of recognition for those that do well (a strong sales culture).

    Cons

    Things are a bit siloed, departments mostly stick to themselves and don't often operation cross-functionally. I wasn't always sure about the priorities of management.

    Advice to Management

    Share a bit more. In general this is tough for an organization of 200 people. But it could help folks to know how/where they fit into things.


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  5. Excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, environment, great culture

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    Comptia certs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rep in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Rep in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Member Relations Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider opinions of employees.


  8. Helpful (7)

    A very racist environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    Crazy upper mangement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Step down for the good of the organization.


  10. Helpful (3)

    CompTIA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comptia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Meritocracy works best.


  11. Helpful (1)

    CompTIA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Travel and conferences are fun.

    Cons

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



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