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Tech Pros Group / They are a scam!

1 United States Review updated:

You will Loose Your Money do not even apply!!! A Guy by the Name on Brian Kim contacted me regarding my resume on CareerBuilder.com informing me on a LAN/WAN Internship program that Tech Pros Group offered to people like me who had skills but need Certifications to advance their careers.

It sounded great and (almost to good to be true) but I am desperate for a job so I decided to move forward and submit an application. After submitting my application and $95.00 fee I got a really bad feeling and decided to start researching them before taking the next step. I found a wealth of information (none of it good!) and immediately contacted Brian Kim at Tech Pros to cancel my application and refund my application fee, Brian was pleasant and agreed to cancel my application and refund my application fee. About an Hour later I received a Voicemail from him stating that my application had been denied by an internal panel review and that I was not going to receive a refund of the application fee even though refund for applications that are not excepted are indicated in their literature.

Please do not fall for this scam you will loose your investment.

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  • Su
      15th of May, 2008
    0 Votes

    I got a funny feeling on this one and did a google search. First hit = wham!@ Complaints on tech-pros group. Have any of you guys reported this to MS or Cisco?

  • Ro
      11th of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    i was almost the next one to be got by TECH. HOES Thank everyone that is giving the heads up. We need to get the frauds out the way. This career thing is real, why are they playing with us when all we are doing is the right thing. Beat IT! TECH. HOES!

  • Mo
      21st of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    OMG, my husband just applied for this job. Can some please tell us what those people do in ripping people off?

    Thanks!

  • Ri
      10th of Oct, 2008
    -1 Votes

    Mona, I wouldn't worry about it too much, complaints are exactly what they mean..."Complaints". It's a good way to enhance your career only if ur in the right situation, that's my outlook on it anyway. If you need some certifications and you don't want to spend a whole lot of dough on classes and stuff, it's a good way to get them fairly quick and easily, as far as the training, the remote portion that they give you is fair in my opinion, if you put in your time, you can learn lots, take it from me...If your husband is in need of a job right away, i wouldn't recommend TPG, if he has a few months to spare though, i would highly recommend this to him, you can get your microsoft and Cisco certs and actually know what you're doing within a few short months...maybe 4 or 5 and than get placed rather quickly.

  • Ka
      4th of Apr, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I attended tech pros group at the one of their boot camps during the month of April 2007. It was not easy. Did I get my moneys worth? Yes I believe that I did. This training will cost you a lot, about 19% of your income after you complete the course if they find a job for you. I opted to pay lump sum which was a lot less than it would have cost it I have let them that 10% of my salary for 15 months. It is a lot of hard work that if you do it according to their plan you will succeed. I was in a class of 25, only 12 of us finished the month project. One person had a family emergence and would return for a later training. The other 12 either quit or did not make the cut to continue each week due to poor performance. You see each week they evaluate you to see if you passed that week and thus continue. I think that most of the complainers are who could not cut the mustard, expected to get a free ride or were to dedicated enough to put in a 110%.

    The days are long, M-F 8 am till 10 pm, sat, 9 – around 7. Sunday you are off. The other deal that some people can not handle or do not like is that you are sharing a two bedroom two bath apartment with 5 people two an apartment men and women are in separate apartments.

    I do not feel that they are scammers. Read the material carefully, it all there and just as in any other contract it will be hard to beat them in court. After all if you signed the contract and you did not understand it all whose fault is that?

    During training and afterword it had good support from them; however, I paid them their fees. I have not complaints. I was in a class with 4 other women and 20 guys. Three or four of the men were Islamic. During the second the week we had to team in pairs to work together to share equipment between (Cisco Switch), they all complained about the fact that women were in the class. TPG’s attitude was 1, we are in California which does not allow sexual discrimination, 2, If you have a problem with working with or for women then this career field is not the best choice for you, as women probably equal or out number the male work force. Two continued to complain citing the religious beliefs; they terminated and escorted to the airport the same day.

    TPG expect a wash out rate of 10% to 15%. If you quit you still have to pay a pro rated amount. All this was explained on the first day before getting started and had the option to quit then with out additional charge. You are made to sign a document stated this and I think the complainers are just dissatisfied that hey did not put in the required efforts to complete the course.

    I obtained my CCNA and MCSA during the program. I still need a couple of tests to get MSCE cert. Having my CCNA I am now working a Network Operations Center. I am currently working for DISA Europe in Stuttgart Germany. I would not have this job if I did not have my CCNA. Did TPG help get a job? No not directly, but the certification I achieved allow me to obtain work in the IT career field. Experience, training, certification get you an interview, an interview get you a job, nothing else. One guy got a job before the course was completed with the direct help of TPG. I am sure others in the California area west coast were able to get a job as well with TPG help. I live near Washington DC metro area in Northern Virginia, one of the three hotbeds for IT work.

  • Cu
      15th of Apr, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Hey Katie I think the Better Business Bureau might disagree with your endorsement. They have given Tech Pros Group an [censored] The BBB does not give a company an F unless it is a SCAM! I have a sinking suspision you might know that because you probably work for them.

    Check out the rating for yourself this company is no good:

    http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/Tech-Pros-Group-Inc-13218660

  • Dh
      22nd of Aug, 2014
    0 Votes

    IQ Tech pros (IQTechpros.com) is a Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Fraud Company. Take my word. Their previous name was Saga consulting so beware. A bunch of cheaters and liars.

  • H1
      22nd of Nov, 2014
    0 Votes

    There is no option for negative rating otherwise I would have given in minus.

    This review is for those people who are planning to process their H1B from IQ Tech Pros in future. The purpose of this review is that they can't cheat more people. I know couple of people with whom they did the same so it is nothing that only I had bad experience. But still this review is totally based on my experience and are my personal views.

    I opted them to process my H1B this year (2014) and I had chosen them because they told me that in case your application doesn't pick in the lottery, they will refund 100 % money. I had received this in written from Lakshmi Daniel. I had paid $ 5000 as H1 B fee.

    My application didn't pick in the lottery and my never ending nightmares started from here. After writing several mails and follow up, they wrote me back saying if I opt for next year processing and if your application doesn't pick up in the lottery, you will get 100 % refund with no processing fee otherwise we are gonna change our rule. From next year onward, we will charge processing fee. I said, I would like my money back and then they stop responding to my mail. They never picked any of my call. In fact most of the time, you can't connect to given number. After writing 50+ mails, they sent check of 40 % amount of what I had paid to them ($ 5000). I wrote several mails and made several calls to them. No body even bothered to receive my call or reply to my mail. They are cheaters and liars. Never ever process your visa from IQ Tech Pros. It is better to process from consultancy who tells you upfront that they will charge you fee in case your application doesn't select in the lottery.

    They are highly unprofessional with no Etiquette!. They will make money from those people as well whose application don't get selected in the lottery.

    Guys, Now it's up to individual if still one wants to go with IQ Tech Pros. My personally experience was very very bad with them and I would say never ever go with them.

  • Ke
      2nd of Jan, 2015
    0 Votes

    Am not finding any negative BBB report on them, just generic info:
    http://www.bbb.org/sdoc/business-reviews/computers-training/tech-pros-group-inc-in-santa-ana-ca-13218660/

  • An
      3rd of Feb, 2015
    0 Votes

    IQTECHPRO is a real liar and fraud company and do not have any ethics. I have a written communication on my deposit getting refunded if not picked up in lottery. After 9 months now they refunded less than 50% amount and not are not responding. They also have not sent the letter copy which is received from USCIS informing about the letter not picked up in the lottery. Initially they said 100% will be refunded. After the lottery process was over, they sent email on if we want to be considered for 2015 cycle since they will be charging from 2015. Now they aren to even responding. IT SEEMS THEY ARE MAKING MONEY BY PICKING APPLICATIONS< PROCESSINSG ONLY SOME OF THEM AND KEEPING 50% OF REMAINING APPLICATION. PLEASE DO NOT PROCESS APPLICATION THROUGH IQTECHPRO..

    The review should have negative stars as well, because that is what they deserve.

  • Pi
      31st of Oct, 2016
    0 Votes

    It's a FRAUD company..that's what I can see. Don't go on positive reviews because they are fake reviews.
    I have experience with them so want to save others.

  • Pi
      31st of Oct, 2016
    0 Votes

    Please file a labor complaint. I already did it. USCIS will ban and blacklist this company if they get more complaints. google ..file labor complaint.

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