Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
83 Reviews
2.3
83 Reviews
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Joseph Wesley
48 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.  

    good lived up to my expectations of who they are and provided me with everything they said they would.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Wire-man Electrician
    Former Employee - Inside Wire-man Electrician

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

    Pros

    Tradesmen will let you pick choose and place you with contractors any where in the nation doing what you know how and like to do in your field.

    Cons

    You can't get hired on with the contractor you're placed with until you have quit or terminated from tradesmen for six moths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    a total nightmare

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    • Senior Management
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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
  3.  

    UNPROFESSIONAL, HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    I got out of there that was a real pro!!! Best day of my life was the day I walked out

    Cons

    Unprofessional Management, Unreliable workers, To many hours too little pay, No support from manager just yelling screaming and throwing things across the room during production meeting, This was the most unprofessional place I have ever worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try using qualified people to manage your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    BRICKLAYER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bricklayer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Bricklayer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    good paying job in my trade

    Cons

    no benefits ,not very steady work, always trying to give a lower pay scale on the next job, need to get at least 40 hrs per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre Pay, Long Hours, Poor Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Uncapped Commission Program. Ability to meet and work with different people. The office personnel we're usually well motivated and competent team members.

    Cons

    Prepare to work 55+ hours a week and depending on work load, working on weekends as well. Poor culture where you worked with a lot of irresponsible individuals (field employees and clients alike) who as a whole have very little loyalty to the company. Has a terrible turn over rate for its field representatives. Implementation of new sales CRM turned into a big brother approach of daily activities.

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

    Good experiance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrcian  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrcian in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I had a good job a job and did well at it

    Cons

    I had no bad experiance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management no suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very Poorly and mismanaged origination

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits’ And thats about it!!!

    Cons

    Everything else was a nightmare!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misleading company - The Big Lie!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    It's a staffing Company that says it not!

    Cons

    Too many to list. I have worked for the company several years and Corporate does not care about you. Growing too fast and can't handle it. The company makes a lot of money while making a commission structure to put you in the poor house. Upper management will tell you anything to avoid the real issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen anyway! They will tell you the have the "highest quality skilled workforce". Not even close, they will put anyone on the job just to fill the order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great culture and rewarding for hard work put in!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging and dynamic atmosphere with a work hard while having fun attitude with employees. Team players will only work out with Tradesmen. This job is not for the selfish minded. Sales force CRM software add this year has made the job virtually paperless unlike many older review which have been written. Sales trips are awesome and very attainable.

    Cons

    Cons are only for the complainers who do not communicate their needs. Local office management is solely responsible for the culture. A good manager will develop a great culture and an environment to be around. Some offices could use some help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work with updating sales processes and ways to streamline sales leads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Company. Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Labor Consultant
    Former Employee - Outside Labor Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good sales experience for a resume builder.
    Potential for good commissions with hard work.

    Cons

    Very demanding. As a outside sales rep plan to work over 45-50 hours a week.
    Management puts too much responsibility on the sales re other than focusing on sales. Should be a collections department along with a much more automated system to submit order information. Very very dated and it feels like you work in 1997 with too much paperwork.
    Only one week of vacation a year until you work for 3 or more years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT. There are too many digital solutions that could help their business.
    Offer a "Ramp Up" program to help with beginning salaries. Turn over is too high due to not offering any kind of initial incentive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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