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In the crapper

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fife, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

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

Pros

Getting out of the office and getting a paycheck (although it's barely above minimum wage) are really the only "positive" things if you could call them that.

Cons

Crappy office located in Fife. Employee desks are directly across from the restrooms so when people "do their business" you have the good fortune of knowing (on all accounts). Field reps still required to go back to the office at the end of the day. Micromanaging environment. Required to use personal cell phone (vs. company provided). Manual administrative processes thrive - primarily because of the antiquated technology. Ultimately - big mistake.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get qualified people, who actually HAVE experience managing people. Managers should empower and mentor employees NOT micromanage them.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    base is 30k, car allowance is $400 per month, car allowance is good for your first 5 months, after that you need 800 man hours per month. great group of coworkers and corporate seems to really care about their sales force to a degree.

    Cons

    your product is temp construction workers, they will accept a job and then never show up. your commsion is based upon filling orders with unrelaible people.very frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay/commssion, update IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing Experience

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    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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