Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
86 Reviews
2.2
86 Reviews
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Joseph Wesley
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Review Highlights

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 5 reviews)

  • No cell phone allowance until you meet criteria and keep it for a certain length (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    incompetent management system

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    There were absolutely no good reasons to work for this company, unless you enjoy going to Cleveland for conferences. If you do have the good fortune of making the million dollar sales club, the sales trip was usually a very nice reward.

    Cons

    If you make too much in sales they figure out how to reduce your commission. The sales territories and and local commission structures are sketchy. The use of the sales tracking tools are used to depress the sales force rather than train them. The sales conferences are amazingly useless and wrought with boring speakers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a local managerial team that has construction experience - not grocery store management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's been good, wish the work was more ready available

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you know your job they will keep you on call

    Cons

    Work is too far in between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good guys busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience was average. it was a means to an end, definitely not a career.

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Laborer in Portage, MI

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay if you are able to get on prevailing wage jobs.

    Cons

    i found that most of my co-workers were under-qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the interview process more demanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run away.....quickly

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Some of the co-workers warned me immediately about the place being so screwed up. They were correct.

    Cons

    Management is pretty sad, training in Cleveland lands you a strange roommate for a week in a hotel room, training itself is pretty lame, mileage reports were completely made up and management knew and participated. Construction workers were usually bottom of the barrel and would not show up for assignments. I was told to white out parts of a contract that was signed by a client and copy it for our files sent to corporate......this was instructed by an area manager. You never know what the commission is going to be due to unknown factors only controlled by corporate. They are the most expensive company by far and for what reason? Way to much hide the wienie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some decent branch managers who have some sort of sales skills themselves. Too many of them were promoted in a few months time cause the guy they are replacing had sense enough to bail. Pay attention to the sales people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Service

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Flexible, keep you working, pay better than any other job if you aren't a craftsman, diversity

    Cons

    lack of communication with employess in the office and those in the field. (feels like you're working for the man"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain to field employees more regularly why Tradesman is NOT a staffing service and it has immense benefits. i.e being able to work at other job sites if you get canned, why field employees don't get ludacrisly high wages (which seem to be expected for some reason), and why the service of providing consistent employment is the greatest benefit of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Laborer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Laborer in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Will stand by employees when needed

    Cons

    Poor communications when it came to pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

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

    As shady as a temp agency can be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice brochures and promotional marketing budget.

    Cons

    Low salary, no company car, typical rah-rah sales training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

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

    Selling unemployed tradesmen as "highly productive" tradesmen to clients.

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    Current Employee - Tradesmen International in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Tradesmen International in Bangor, ME

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Typical outside sales role. Flexibility. Progressive production tools. Fun environment. Construction people are typically good to be around.

    Cons

    Read title. Must sell a lot of "highly productive" tradesmen to make a living. Very low base salary. Required use of personal computer to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better base salary or increase lower earnings commission percentage to get though growing pains of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    apprentice electrician

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Eleltrician in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Apprentice Eleltrician in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work in different field of electrical system

    Cons

    they are dealing with advance electrical system like your company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to know their technician who got more potential to contribute to company ,I seen it the smart one left behind from advancement because Forman or supervisor scare of may be he be replace with smart technician

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tradesmen review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    They get work when others won't hire you.

    Cons

    They won't pay you holiday pay when you work it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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