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App Academy

App Academy

11/8/16

If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. App academy is no exception.

Getting into app academy is not as hard as they make it seem. A few basic ruby programming problems and you are in.

Their curriculum is nothing special. Its all open source which you can find online for free or low cost.

After quitting my job and investing a ton of time and energy, I was "asked" to leave after 9 days into the program.

App academy's PC culture of diversity, inclusiveness, ass kissing, and bureaucracy did not click with me. They are big on pair programming which is a complete waste of time and a hindrance to learning. Facilities are filthy and men can't even get their own restroom. Every day there was some diversity, women in tech, gay pride, sensitive training type thing going on. That crap doesnt belong in the workplace.

App academy's claim to fame is "no tuition until hired". This is complete bull$#*!. I paid a $5000 deposit which was inconvenient but I didn't think too hard about. I thought it would be similar to a security deposit on rent. When I was asked to leave they only gave me back $2300 when I expected my full refund.

Based on their model, they are incentivized to take as many students as they can, cull the ones that don't work and make a ton of money. I like most people would think no tuition until hired means they do everything they can to get you hirable. Turns out they dont give a $#*! because they keep your money.

I don't mind being "asked" to leave. What I have an issue with is claiming "no tuition until hired" and then turning around and keeping my money.

If they had refunded my amount completely they would have kept their promise and I would have been fine with that.

This is false and deceptive adverting. This is fraud. This is coercion.

The reason why they have perfect reviews on yelp is because they stick a non-disbarment clause to students who are asked to leave.

This is illegal in California. Shows the length of what these scam artists do for money. Suppression of free speech.

I talked to a lawyer and he said since I signed the termination contract I have accepted their "refund" and there's nothing I can do. I was coerced into signing it because I would get nothing if I didnt.

Simple

Simple

7/11/16

Great banking experience. Easy to use no hassles no fees no worries. I use it as a second bank account no minimum amount. Name says it all.

HomeDepot

HomeDepot

7/11/16

Site is easy to navigate and find stuff. I like the reviews for individual products. I usually buy online and pickup in store. Smooth transactions.

Robinhood

Robinhood

7/11/16

A simple clean organized efficient app for trading stocks. Best of all free trades. I don't know how they make money but all I know is I'm getting a good deal. I can buy one share at a time and not have to worry. Financial sites always risky but I can personally say that robinhood is the best for trading stocks.

BikesDirect

BikesDirect

7/11/16

Good quality bikes good price fast shipping. I bought two bikes and they fit me perfectly. First one got stolen. Never had to contact their customer support so no comment on that. One suggestion is to include a way to review each bike like Amazon. This is my go to place for bikes.

CashForElectronicScrap

CashForElectronicScrap

6/25/16

They promise you big money for your ewaste but I got nothing in return. They say value wasn't high enough. I sent plenty of high value gold plated electronic components. Oh well at least they took junk off my hands.

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