Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

    Cons

    Poor management, they do not tell the truth when referred to a job, they will tell you one thing as rto wages and then it (pay) will be from $1.00 to $ 3.00 per hour less then was quoted to coax you into hiring you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new Field Representatives that are not drunks and liars.

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Was a decent place to work but very unrealistic goals are set with major micro managing

    Cons

    My con was wrote above. The pay is not worth out of the time they want out of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break into the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    micromanaged in sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great local employees and manager

    Cons

    mandatory meetings daily in the afternoon even when not necessary or could conference in, low salary, no where near enough car allowance to cover gas and wear and tear on your car. Also there is never enough workers to fill your orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on recruiting more instead of micromanaging the current sales reps every minute of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Very average chance at an outside sales representative position. Sub-Par training program with a self-made chance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very average chance at an outside sales representative position. Sub-Par training program with a self-made chance of making ok money

    Cons

    Poor management structure. Free for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more. Not happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. So So

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work during the recession

    Cons

    Sent to some bad, unsafe companies. Pay was disproportionate to skill set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for

  7. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Good company, in better time it will be a great place to work

    Cons

    Not big enough pool in area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. As a shipyard contractor employee

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    Former Contractor - Marine Electrician in Bremerton, WA
    Former Contractor - Marine Electrician in Bremerton, WA

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    base pay is $20/hr plus a "chance" at overtime, "or time and a half". Benefits kick in 3 months.

    Cons

    Contract, which means that they can let you go at any time....Do the work and they still can let you go. Be weary of the Management, even if you have good intentions, they still can let you go. The benefits are ok, but that is if you can use them before they let you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try reaching out to the Contractors that do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Fast Paced Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mendota Heights, MN

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Something new every day, great staff and employees to work with,

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, long hours during peak times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    It's been good, wish the work was more ready available

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you know your job they will keep you on call

    Cons

    Work is too far in between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good guys busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. My experience was average. it was a means to an end, definitely not a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Laborer in Portage, MI
    Former Contractor - Laborer in Portage, MI

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay if you are able to get on prevailing wage jobs.

    Cons

    i found that most of my co-workers were under-qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the interview process more demanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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