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. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible company

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    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)

    Pros

    Everyone learns from their mistakes!!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Tradesmen International

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    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Midland, MI

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Beware!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Honestly, I can't think of anything positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Terrible management, they belittle their employees and are borderline verbally abusive. After you leave, they'll trash your name and reputation. Seriously considering contacting an employment attorney and suing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Very sketchy company

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    Former Employee - Welder
    Former Employee - Welder

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Be upfront and honest with your employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Waste of time

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Lock down the contract before getting the employees for that job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales/Field Reps.... Be Leary of this company!

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    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative

    I worked at Tradesmen International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok base pay, the benefits are ok, and you will have some great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours, on-call all the time with field employees not showing up, etc, You will put a TON of miles/wear and tear on your car (with little compensation for it), No matter how well you perform, its never enough. You will have to do your job, the project coordinators job, and even the admins job at times on top of your own work load and trying to make sales. There is a lack of accurate job description, so you will never know if you've actually done what you should, and will constantly be told you did things wrong or blamed for things, that were not even your fault/job! There is little to no work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your reps! Be more up front with what the expectations are, and help them to achieve those. Its basically a week of training and throw them into their territory with high expectations, even the best reps can/will fail under these types of standards. And each office should have a list of positions, and what position is accountable for each job... NOT a free for all with lack of communication!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    They can kick rocks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Good pay and allot of work

    Cons

    Poor management and allot of lies and incorrect information. I was told on my first job that the job paid per diem and when I got my check it wasn't on there(when I finally got my check)I called to ask about itand was told I would not be receiving it because I made a mistake in my app. In my option you get told your making something you get paid it.also ask my checks have been for our five days late. I currently have a complaint with the department of labor. My advice this company will screw you over when they get the chance do not work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can suck it

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Run, Run, Run

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    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative

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

    Pros

    Office staff and co-leagues are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Base salary is a joke, driving allowance is a joke, must lie and cheat clients to make decent commission.
    You are told to sell the service of providing, "reliable and knowledgeable skilled craftsmen who are the best in the industry," which is a complete lie.
    No work/life balance, you are on call 24/7, and often are dealing with issues involving employees not showing up to work or getting kicked off job sites.
    Although some field workers are great, many are the bottom of the barrel of the skilled trade pool. Tradesmen will hire ANYONE for skilled trade positions, including felons, and do not contact references.
    They require reps to register new clients even when open orders from existing clients go unfilled for months on end, thus burning bridges with new clients from day 1.
    Managers only want to pad the owners pockets. Bill Rates are far above the industry average which makes their services non-profitable for clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking people to lie. Most of your field workers are not reliable, and are not the best in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International part-time

    Pros

    Schedule was ok. Have no complaints.

    Cons

    No training, management was not trained on system either.

    Doesn't Recommend

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