Tradesmen International

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Very Disappointing Experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Territory Representative
Former Employee - Territory Representative

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

Pros

The initial training is in depth and very intense, although two weeks was a bit of overkill. I understand that this has been pared down to 1 week.

Cons

If you are into a used car type of sales "technique" , this is the company for you. Very archaic in their tracking of prospects and current clients, basically NO CRM. Everything is hand written and there are NO records of calls, etc. within a territory, so you basically start from scratch when you are hired. Very little assistance from "management" other than pestering you constantly for better numbers. It takes time to build relationships but this company HAS NO CLUE what that means and doesn't give the territory reps a chance to develop any type of relationship due to their ever incessant quest for money. While I understand that it is important to turn a profit, they take money from the very Sales Force that is out there beating the streets to overcome a very negative opinion of the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Top Management needs to spend some time in the field and re-learn what it takes to qualify prospects and build a client relationship. There are so many "know it all" Area Managers that are always telling their "underlings" about how well they did, but NEVER demonstrate HOW they did it. The company concept is great but the service delivery is very poor. It is apparent that upper management doesn't have a clue as to the real world anymore.

Also, take a look at how sales is screwed when National Accounts don't pay on time and how corporate just takes the commission due when there is NOTHING that can be done to collevt on a local level.

Joe, sell the company to a corporation or someone capable of taking this to a far better company than you are capable of. You will NEVER reach the goals you aspire to by treating your employees the way you and the top staff do.

Again, a real shame, great concept and very poor delivery. I'm sorry I wasted part of my life working for this company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of honesty and below average pay

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people you work with, nothing else

    Cons

    limited personal interaction, company views their employees as numbers and not actual people, bonus pay is non-existant, high employee turnover, hardcore republican views are basically shoved in your face, computer system is stuck in then 1990s, lack of growth opportunities, management is only worried about hitting their sales goals, seasonal lows depending on regional location, will promise the world but never fully deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people when they interview with your company and don't promise bonuses that never get paid out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good staball company but lacks pay for field reps.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    putting people to work, fun environment, meeting new people, not stressful,

    Cons

    low salary pay according to market, very poor vehicle allowance, mileage reports is a waste of time, computer system is very slow, field reps are required in office to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salaries another 10k, give back 5% commissions taken away from us 2 years ago, raise car allowances to 500.00 plus .20cents per mile to cover gas and oil changes. we are left with vehicles that are worn out with no compensation. the current 400.00 does not even come close to what the cost is, Upgrade the computer system for faster more electronic friendly for work orders and such. field reps left in field for full days. with maybe one or two days a week be in office for an hour or so for sales meetings. when a rep is building territories don't divide and separate. not fair to rep or customers . pay commissions in full once customer pays. try doing these and your turn over with reps would be a lot less and the company sales would improve dramatically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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