TechSkills Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was ok.

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    Former Employee - Director of Career Management
    Former Employee - Director of Career Management

    I worked at TechSkills part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As with most companies, the coworkers and immediate managment were very good.

    Cons

    Again, as with most companies, upper managment was not in touch with those of us in the trenches. They would come to visit, but really didn't want to hear the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your subordinanats and allow them to be honest in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    dishonest!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechSkills full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I received free access to classes and tests for certifications. The students were lovely people and I had very nice coworkers. I enjoyed the get-togethers that my coworkers would set up and how supportive they were.

    Cons

    My boss refused to allow a raise until I told him I was quitting. He was also being incredibly unethical and dishonest when it came to student financing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    Atmosphere, salary, hours, local management

    Cons

    product, market, financial difficulties for users

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It was a good company at one time, but got bogged down in its problems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    Customers and co-workers are generally pretty decent people. Work, responsibilities -- not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Old-school style management. Not progressive or even up to date on current management trends. As a result, company is facing tough challenges. Morale is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Park your egos and get back in touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Company culture changed and ruined a good thing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    Pros would include doing very rewarding work, impacting and improving the lives of others, and working with some great people.

    Cons

    Cons would be that there is underdeveloped leadership and personnel practices, lack of future focus and innovation, poor compensation packages, and manipulative company polotics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put half as much investment, care, respect, and thought into your employees as you do your students and you would have a much more successful and well-balanced organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    A wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Director of Career Services in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Career Services in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at TechSkills

    Pros

    Great place to work and wonderful for career advancements. Staff was very supportive, including management.

    Cons

    I think it was a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize your key employees and don't let them leave the company without speaking to them.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Home office clueless

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    Former Employee - Director of Career Services
    Former Employee - Director of Career Services

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    People in the local offices were very good at their jobs and cared for the well being of their students.

    Cons

    The folks in the home office seemed unaware of how a TechSkills office should be run, how to create revenue and whom to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO... one who has understands the balance sheet, how to create income and can relate one-on-one with the folks in the field.

    Recommends
  9.  

    stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    decent pay when you succeed
    hard working people at branch level
    free technical courses (even though they may be dated)

    Cons

    floundering company, senior/corporate management changes direction often, company will not invest in infrastructure, lack of corporate employee accountability, very poor attention to detail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    demand accountability from corporate employyes (even the "C" level) as strongly as you do branch employees. pick a direction and stay with it

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Used to be a great place to work but changes at the corporate level made it a different place entirely

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechSkills

    Pros

    Not micromanaged
    Good staff and student relations
    Able to take advantage of obtaining additional IT and Medical Certifications

    Cons

    Corporate changes from the top made things different and brought down employee moral.

    Doesn't Recommend

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