Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. Exciting Times to be a Field Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not very good management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Nice company and competitive pay

    Cons

    Bad management not very good pay on gas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Never know whats next!

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    • Senior Management
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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. The basics.

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. " A Family Affair "

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plumber/Pipe - Fitter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Plumber/Pipe - Fitter in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    They pay very well, again when there's work. I'm fairly new with them so for now I don't know how their time off policy works?

    Cons

    Having available and steady work for myself in particular. Promotions and or compensation has never been a problem. As a matter of fact, the company has a promotion going that if we refer someone and it works out the company will give a monetary reward?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When talking to and negotiating with potential clients, try and sell the skill set of apprentices more for current and future projects. These workers need the opportunity to prove their worth and by doing so will be the future journeymen of tomorrow?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Field Representative

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Laid back office crew. Could be fun at times, good money can be made if your clients pay on time. Good place to get into sales if you have never done it before.

    Cons

    Management needs to step up their game and really see whats going on and actually working with reps to help them become successful. Managers should be required to be in the field so they can see whats going on first hand. Recruiters are not very concerned with your open orders and are more concerned with bigger or larger bill rate orders. You have to collect payment from the clients within 30 days or they will dock your commissions. You are selljng for the most part the construction workers that cant or are to lazy to find jobs of their own and don't always work out on site or they don't show up resulting in the client not using anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually attend your big meetings with big clients. Lower your bill rates to be competitive with the competition. Know what your managers are actually doing because most half a $$ it and provide no support and kill sales by driving office moral down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Project Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Could be a fun environment to work in if better management were in place. Some offices seem to be better since they have better leaders in place. I would have loved the work if I were compensated better and had better leadership.

    Cons

    Low pay for the hours that you are asked to put in. High turn over within the whole company. My office didn't really care about the field employees. Sexual Harassing environment seems to be fine with upper management. Not enough work for the field employees. They say they are entitled to benefits, but if they do not have enough work hours, they are not eligible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better follow up with employees on how local managers are treating their employees. Better Management should be in place throughout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician in McMinnville, OR
    Current Employee - Electrician in McMinnville, OR

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    The office I work with has good professional people and they work hard to keep me busy.

    Cons

    This is a temporary agency, so there are times when you have time off between jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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