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.  

    Great Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carpenter  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Laborer in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    As shady as a temp agency can be.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tradesmen International  in  Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Tradesmen International in Bangor, ME

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a 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
  6.  

    Disappointed

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

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

    Pros

    did not work on weekends

    Cons

    the IN crowd received the promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review current employees abilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    apprentice electrician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apprentice Eleltrician  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Apprentice Eleltrician in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a 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
  8.  

    Tradesmen review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    a total nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    none they lie to you and cheap pay while they make all the money

    Cons

    everything, would advise anyone looking for a job to look some where else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very unprofessional and run by a group of kids that don't know anything about what they are doing,will lie to you all the time, only care about their pay..they need to get a bad grade from the better business beauro.

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

    Shady from the top down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative  in  Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Good pay after you build a territory

    Cons

    No leadership and poor management of field reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the field and lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    skilled trades

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    working all over metro area. this is both pro and con.

    Cons

    As soon as I was eligible for health care the job assignments dried up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons, does more have to be said. Management sets the tone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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