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use as a bridge job to find better

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Current Employee - Carpenter  in  Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Carpenter in Columbus, OH

I have been working at Tradesmen International

Pros

flexibility with schedule
insurance and retirement package is good
usually a forty hour work week
overtime is not manditory
decent pay

Cons

if field reps dont work, you dont work
paid time off (vacation) is "temporarily" on hold, has been since feb 2009, same thing happened with paid holidays years ago, they never came back.
corporate office puts blame on field office, field office puts it back on corporate, can never get a straight answer.
if you get laid off for lack of work you lose any vacation time you had built up, you start over considered a new employee. can lose SUBSTANTIAL vacation time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take better care of the people that have given you a paycheck for many years. own up to your shortcomings and do something to correct them. your bottom line is your field employees, they should be the ones you want to keep happy.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Tradesmen International

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
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