Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
82 Reviews
2.3
82 Reviews
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Joseph Wesley
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Quick advancement and opportunities to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • The opportunity is there for you to make good commissions (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Cell phone allowance and car expenses not bad, but not great (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor commission structure (10% on gross proffit) So if you do (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    office

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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
  2.  

    Complete lack of business ethics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journeyman  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Journeyman in Boston, MA

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It is possible to get your foot in the door with a good company, under the right circumstances. Negotiate your starting pay with Tradesmen, because they are negotiating the highest rate possible from the employer you will work for.

    Cons

    They never tell you about their agreement with the employer you work for. The employer needs to pay a $2500 fee to take you on full time from Tradesmen. Getting paid correctly is near impossible. Hours are missed and any complaints you make about it basically blacklist you for continual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers like poeple, act professionally and ethically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Combo Welder
    Current Employee - Combo Welder

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get back to you when there is one

    Cons

    8 months of working for them as a certified 6g combo welder worked 3 weeks companies keep asking for me by name an some how I get there and the job has gone away made about 4k since I started in January

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and do something else your awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder  in  Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder in Lima, OH

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

    Pros

    I was subjected to a wide variety of trade work. Although I did not take advantage of the offers, many of the companies I worked for through tradesman gave me job offers with very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    I really have nothing to say for the cons, everyones experience with this company is different, I had a good one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    As a shipyard contractor employee

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    Former Employee - Marine Electrician  in  Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Marine Electrician in Bremerton, WA

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    base pay is $20/hr plus a "chance" at overtime, "or time and a half". Benefits kick in 3 months.

    Cons

    Contract, which means that they can let you go at any time....Do the work and they still can let you go. Be weary of the Management, even if you have good intentions, they still can let you go. The benefits are ok, but that is if you can use them before they let you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try reaching out to the Contractors that do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Skilled trades for hire

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician (Electrical/Fire Alarm)  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Technician (Electrical/Fire Alarm) in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Tradesmen International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They will keepthey will keep the jobs wrong and the jobs rolling in.

    Cons

    Temp agency but they have benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep them coming.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    WORST JOB EVER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing appealing about this position.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. BASE BLOWS. TRY GETTING BY ON 30K A YEAR. ALSO, you can get fired at will. Terrible company with terrible management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suck it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horribly unrewarding...ridiculous pay

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    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    I'll have to get back to you

    Cons

    Hours of driving a day, cold calling, dealing with "C-D" level construction workers...If these guys have to work for a temp service then there is something wrong with them....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over selling your services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temp agency with poor ethics!

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator

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

    Pros

    There isn't much to say except there is some
    Flexibility. Some roles in office give you the flexibility you may need. The field employees are generally a pleasure!

    Cons

    Crappy pay, 0 staffing model. Dishonesty is unethical, management is selfish and greedy. Bonus pay doesn't structure around your work but the teams work, if sales aren't up and management doesn't collect your "bonus" doesn't exist. Accountability isn't there, also there are inappropriate behavior in the workplace like violent yelling, drinking, poor I-9 compliance . They promise to employ tradesmen full time
    Then can't get them work. They will hire tradesmen working full time to in exchange work temp,
    Then fire them and ignore calls
    When work is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    POOR COMPANY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bayonne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayonne, NJ

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Their are no pros for this company

    Cons

    They will reject you as a hire even after you have clearance from a doctor. Don't bother unless you like wasting time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new health care facility to do physicals. I strongly feel I was rejected for employment because of my health. Even after I had my own physicians clearance, and was never contacted again for any employment. discrimination doesn't end with skin color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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