Tradesmen International

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If your desperate and are about to be evicted from your home: still think twice

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Former Employee - Marine Field Representative in North Kingstown, RI
Former Employee - Marine Field Representative in North Kingstown, RI

I worked at Tradesmen International

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Autonomy
Networking
Good training materials
Cheap company store

Cons

Pay is abysmal
Very little support
Salesmen become managers, and use their gift of gab to avoid dealing with employee issues.
If you disagree with your supervisor in accordance with the company's 'open door' policy, you get fired (Employer at Will).
Expenses are impossible to recoup, phone bills mys be gone through line by line every month if you try to expense your cell phone bill (a sales goal perk).
Company takes advantage of a bad economy to exploit sales personnel who would otherwise be unemployed.

Advice to Management

Salesmen should never manage personnel.
You can not attract talent if you fail to pay a living wage
Do not nickle-dime the employees who are already scrapping to get by.
There is no excuse for not taking care of your people. Ever.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company if you have a PC hiring tradesmen and if construction is hot.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly make your own schedule. You aren't micro-managed. If you make some good contacts you could make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Feast or famine. Ultimately your fate depends on someone else going to work everyday. Crap vacation, but you can't really take a long vacation or you'll miss out on sales.

    Advice to Management

    More computers in the office would be nice. A bit better salary would work out better for you. Cell phone allowance out of the gate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    If you're desperate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you really need a job and they make you an offer. There is a fair degree of autonomy, which is nice.

    Cons

    When business is slow they have no ideas to help. They just pound you to do more of the things that aren't working. Management consists of people who were successful in the business when orders were falling off of trees and don't know the first thing about selling in a resistant environment.

    Advice to Management

    If you receive a buyout offer, jump on it. Let someone who understands how to run a business buy it instead of using it for their personal ATM.


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