Frustrated with BAD Tech Support? You’re Not Alone

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In recent weeks, a stream of Reddit comments has brought to light a series of poor customer service experiences with tech support. Some complaints were so bizarre they seemed almost fabricated – like the woman who claimed a technician took a bathroom break in her attic – but many of the more common grievances resonated deeply with my own experiences. To put it bluntly, these issues can be incredibly frustrating.

When facing a tech crisis – whether it’s a malfunctioning printer, hardware issues, internet connectivity problems, login troubles, or similar glitches – inadequate tech support can exacerbate the frustration. It leads to disgruntled employees who struggle to perform their duties efficiently while they’re stuck troubleshooting their tech issues and waiting on hold with an IT company that’s supposedly “looking into it.” Simultaneously, customers become irritated as they encounter obstacles in what should be seamless interactions with your organization.

The repercussions of such scenarios can be significant, leading to the loss of customers and top-performing employees to competitors who don’t face these daily disruptions. It might seem extreme to suggest that a few unresolved tech issues could trigger such consequences, but when these problems persist without resolution, frustration mounts. Over time, this can drive individuals to seek out organizations that don’t grapple with such constant headaches.

So, what steps can you take to get ahead of these issues? Begin by soliciting feedback from your employees. Conducting a simple survey can help you “grade” your current IT support and determine if they’re addressing your team’s needs promptly and effectively. Here are some key questions to ask:

  1. Do you experience any recurring technical problems that haven’t been fully resolved? If so, what are they?
  2. How would you rate the response time of the IT support team when you encounter a technical issue?
  3. Have you found the IT support team to be knowledgeable and helpful in resolving your issues?
  4. Do you feel that the IT company communicates effectively and keeps you informed about the status of your requests?
  5. How would you describe your overall satisfaction with the support provided by our IT company?

These questions take only a few minutes to answer but can provide invaluable insights into whether your current IT support is up to par or if there are underlying issues that need to be addressed. If you want a second opinion, our cybersecurity experts are here to help. We offer a free Security Risk Assessment to identify vulnerabilities and recommend measures to address them. Schedule yours by clicking here or calling us at 717-914-0102. Protect your business, your data, and your reputation—don’t wait for a crisis to act. By taking proactive measures and seeking out reliable IT support, you can mitigate the frustrations that stem from tech issues and ensure your organization operates smoothly. 

Don’t let poor tech support be the reason your best employees and customers seek out your competitors. Instead, invest in a competent IT team that can resolve issues efficiently and effectively, helping you maintain a productive and satisfied workforce, as well as a loyal customer base.

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