Tradesmen International

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Updated June 23, 2015
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Pros
  • good pay if you are able to get on prevailing wage jobs (in 4 reviews)

  • The best perk of the job is the potential to qualify for the sales trips (in 3 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. General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of guys to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great. Retirement is a joke.


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    traveling carpenter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are awesome I wish I could have found out about them sooner they find the work for ya quick and its probably gonna pay u more then u been getting T.I. I love ya So far lol

    Cons

    I Haven't found any con's yet great opportunity get signed up asap

    Advice to Management

    Some shirts would be nice


  3. Sheet metal mechanic / Skilled Trades

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    Former Employee - Skilled Trades in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Skilled Trades in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, different kinds of trades & people to work with

    Cons

    Contract work, never knowing what or when to expect work, lack of management in office

    Advice to Management

    Get as much information as possible to relay to your workers & make sure all contractors / supervisors are on the same page


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    Houston South Office- Horrible GM

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    the company provides you with base pay as well as training which is very comprehensive.

    Cons

    Poor management
    long hours
    over saturated market
    hard to find good laborers to fill job orders that come all too rarely
    Mileage log is way too specific and tedious

    Advice to Management

    Do not take your employees out and have them pay for your drinks and meals as well as their own. Additionally, speak to and treat your employees with respect.


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    Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Not one. What a joke. They don't tell you everything up front.

    Cons

    After I was hired I was told I had to pay $9000 into my own unemployment before I made a penny in commission. This took an average of 6 months. If you not young sinal person, stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Save yourself The headaches. Stay Away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applicant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Applicant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Tradesmen International (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Only pro was the other two people in the office seemed nice

    Cons

    Went to apply for a job in Kentucky and I heard the tall guy who I think was the manager talking about how old I was. Then I kept hearing him talk about how all construction workers are pieces of crap. I then interviewed with another guy but never mentioned it tohim. If this "manager" cares that little about his applicants then I would bet he treats his employees bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers that are sleezy car salesmen types


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Field Representative

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Guaranteed Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Exciting Times to be a Field Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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