Tradesmen International

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You get out what you put in.

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Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Erie, PA
Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Erie, PA

I have been working at Tradesmen International

Pros

You get paid based upon what you bring to the table.
If you're aggressive...work hard, you can make good money.
While it takes time to establish a territory (which makes it financially challenging), once you do, you're set. Again, work hard and there's no cap.
Very good training.
Excellent marketing tools and strategy.
Good field office structure / management.

Cons

Cell phone allowance and car expenses not bad, but not great.
No CRM tool yet.
Have to use own laptop.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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
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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

    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
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