Tradesmen International

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Updated April 16, 2015
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Joseph Wesley
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Pros
  • Quick advancement and opportunities to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay after you build a territory (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little to no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance, pay is below industry average, will tell you what they think you want to hear to keep you (in 4 reviews)

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  1. good company to work for, you must be dependable

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    mostly steady work, conscious minded management

    Cons

    some slow times, proving oneself can be tricky at times

  2. Field Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment overall-Management accessable

    Cons

    Micro-Management, low pay and benfits

    Advice to Management

    Please upgrade/update mileage policy, benefit package, and salary.

  3. Guaranteed Work

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    Current Employee - Applied for Electrician Apprentice (Iron Worker Currently) in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Applied for Electrician Apprentice (Iron Worker Currently) in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Tradesmen international is a great TEMP agency. They have no issues with finding work for their employees. The office staff is friendly and willing to help you.
    you get paid weekly.

    Cons

    Yes, they give you the opportunity to set your pay rate, but dont ask for more than $14 an hour because you wont get it. The promised raises never happen when theyre supposed to, and they dont train you for the position that you applied for(unless you pay to go to college).
    The health insurance is crap.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits, incentives for loyal employees, better pay (at least $16/hour). paid mileage from the employees home to the jobsite-if greater than 25 miles.

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  5. Exciting Times to be a Field Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity exists to set your own pay rate. The chance to meet new contractors and GC's on a daily basis and work on their high profile construction projects. You also get to attend networking events with trade associations to form new contacts. One of the best pro's is that results are rewarded.

    Cons

    This job requires long hours in the beginning because you are either replacing a bad field rep or you are opening a new territory. There is to much micromanagement from senior management. I believe that issue is being addressed with some recent changes.

    Advice to Management

    Rely more on your top producers and managers for feedback. Rely less on outsiders making unsubstantiated claims that can't be proven. Go back to your roots as a sales company first and a company that produces reports second. Empower your managers to act more independently.

  6. It is a good and reliable company.

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Electrician in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about getting laid off because of the lack of work in your area.

    Cons

    You are sometimes looked down upon by other trades because they see you as just a temporary worker.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be a little bit more care into who they hire and allow on board with their company.

  7. Fiel Representative

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    Good Industry. Co-workers are great. They provide you with a cell phone and tablet. Good base salary if your an entry level sales person around. Your allowed to drink alcohol during at the office.

    Cons

    Micro managing to another level. you must log at least 30 contacts a day in the crm system. They want you to log a note after you hit each door. They tell you will get fired if you dont. If your customers dont pay you on time and your not successful in collecting you will get fired. If you dont fill out the paperwork correctly you will get fired. You must come in to the office daily at 3pm.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest during the hiring process and dont promise and under deliver.Dont tell reps you can make six figures in the first year. Dont threaten employees on a daily basis. Its hard to focus on selling when your worried about getting fired all the time.

  8. Not very good management

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company and competitive pay

    Cons

    Bad management not very good pay on gas

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees

  9. Never know whats next!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - The Skilled Tradesman Has the Opportunity to Shine In His Field in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - The Skilled Tradesman Has the Opportunity to Shine In His Field in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good experience working at different sites, meeting new people, decent pay, benefits.

    Cons

    Too many lay-offs, contract work, have to buy into benefits, but you cant stay working long enough to afford them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the in house power struggles & Peyton-place drama, (Fayetteville Office), and reward your employees with job security!

  10. The basics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Carpenter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Master Carpenter in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking to just remain a construction worker... great.. steady work... good pay... many different projects available. but if you are looking to advance your career beyond your basic skills??? not possible

    Cons

    Non compete agreement will limit your career advancement. and since they have accounts with most premium contractors... advancing to a reputable employer is nearly impossible without a legal battle.

    Advice to Management

    Non existent. almost all management jobs for Tradesmen International are not construction related. If your desire is to be a construction manager is your goal find a different skilled trades company.

  11. They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

    Cons

    Poor management, they do not tell the truth when referred to a job, they will tell you one thing as rto wages and then it (pay) will be from $1.00 to $ 3.00 per hour less then was quoted to coax you into hiring you.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new Field Representatives that are not drunks and liars.

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