Tradesmen International

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Updated June 23, 2015
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Joseph Wesley
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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. Helpful (1)

    Houston South Office- Horrible GM

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sales Rep

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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Save yourself The headaches. Stay Away

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    • 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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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fiel Representative

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


  6. This company sucks!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    Still thinking of some... Still thinking... I give up :(

    Cons

    They lie and make unrealistic promises, the money is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Terrible company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Tacoma, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone learns from their mistakes!!

    Cons

    Be careful, they promise you unrealistic income and the hours you work are ridiculous!!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of good people, the turnover you have is ridiculous!


  8. Tradesmen International

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Midland, MI

    I worked at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    Apprenticeship program
    Help with school
    Staff willing to work with U

    Cons

    Lack of work available
    Startup tution $60 a week
    Temp service for skill trades

    Advice to Management

    Not a very great reputation according to prior contractors
    Temp service for skill trades


  9. Helpful (2)

    Very sketchy company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder
    Former Employee - Welder

    I worked at Tradesmen International

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

    Pros

    Good pay (if you actually get what they told you)

    Cons

    I've been sent on multiple jobs where there was no safety equipment whatsoever, you can hardly ever get in contact with the job foremans, and job details always change last minute.
    I dragged up on a job the other day after no one was at the jobsite so I went to check in my hotel room which wasn't booked, called the foreman to no avail. Tradesmen rep got on the phone and said they were all at the jobsite and I needed to get back to work, went back to the site and still no one was around so I decided to go home. Now tradesmen is trying to say I just quit and they won't pay for anything

    Advice to Management

    Don't F over your employees and get out on the jobsite so you can have an idea of what's going on actually


  10. Helpful (1)

    Be upfront and honest with your employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

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

    Pros

    Not many, good starting point for resume bullets

    Cons

    No work life balance, pay is below industry average, will tell you what they think you want to hear to keep you

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and let someone run it that values their employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Waste of time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HVAC in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - HVAC in DFW, TX

    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

    It is a temp agency. I have been working for tradesmen almost 3 months and still have not put in a 40 hour work week. In my interview they told me that it was not a temp agency and that i would have no problem working full time. Hindsight is 20 20.
    If you are looking for a full time job need not apply. If you are looking for temporary work for extra income it is a perfect fit

    happy job hunting

    Cons

    2/3 of the job offers were pulled last minute

    Advice to Management

    Lock down the contract before getting the employees for that job



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