Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated July 14, 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. It's been Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction/Carpenter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Construction/Carpenter in Tampa, FL

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

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

    Pros

    I get to try different things, different locations. The pay is fair and the management works with the employees. They try their best to keep you busy. I Also they try to place you where you are skilled. The quality of the employees is very high.

    Cons

    It is hot out here in Florida. They fumbled once by not communicating with customer to keep me busy. But that was on a holiday weekend. Sometimes they place older employees where it is just too much [too hot] for them.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recruit younger and or stronger employees for heavy outdoor work. I found many tap out after a half day out there in the sun.


  2. Sales Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Solid Company to work for, with full branch manager & regional manager support. Good training program.

    Cons

    I have no cons as I believe you are either part of the solution or part of the problem


  3. It's okay...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Easy workload, great colleagues great first job for someone who has no experience or has been laid off for some time.

    Cons

    Redundant, no room for advancement. Hard to get raise and compensation. Some superviors are not professional.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is not ready for management. Proper training will help with that. Recognize your good employees and reward their efforts.


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  5. General Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for entry level sales and recruiting experience Gain great experience in business Build resume Great exposure

    Cons

    Ponzi - type Pyramid Corporate Structure Big Brother is watching Walmart type pay and benefits Smoke and mirrors No corporate support OLD BOY - BUDDY SYSTEM for promotions Racist Corp leadership and Male Dominated culture 1970's corp management style 1980's tech Great place to learn by others mistakes and build resume to get real career Marketing Department is run on a shoe string, must pay for itself by overcharging for materials Lack of morals and accountability Drinking, womanizing and gambling with the right people gets you promoted ETHICS are sadly absent Poor role models Fosters greedy selfish culture Everything thats wrong in business is here

    Advice to Management

    Would make a great reality show, for all the wrong reasons,


  7. Helpful (1)

    traveling carpenter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Sheet metal mechanic / Skilled Trades

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Houston South Office- Horrible GM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sales Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Save yourself The headaches. Stay Away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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



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