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Tradebe Reviews

Updated Oct 12, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lab chemist"

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    Lab Chemist in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tradebe for less than a year

    Pros

    Really cool supervisors ( I liked my supervisor at least) Nice people in general

    Cons

    Horrible pay Won't learn much if you have a degree Avoid if you have chemistry degree or engineering. This place won't suit you at all. Work is very basic and repetitive

    Advice to Management

    If you want people who are educated to stick around, maybe pay them.

    Tradebe2017-12-15
  2. "Great place to work and great people"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Services in Merrillville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradebe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offers longevity and a great group of people to work with. Benefits are good and competitive. Company has been growing and will continue to offer opportunities in the future.

    Cons

    Several structure changes recently but should prepare Tradebe for continued growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to review benefit offerings and wages for competitiveness. Sometimes just one "good job" to someone can mean the world.

    Tradebe2017-11-19
  3. "Tradebe Experience"

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Merrillville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up the corporate ladder.

    Tradebe2017-11-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't become trapped there."

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tradebe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid weekly. You will get all the overtime you could ever want. Plenty of resume filler for young college grads.

    Cons

    You will work long hours making very little. Safety is only considered after someone gets hurt. The facility is very dirty and the equipment is extremely old.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on your training your people and maintaining your facility.

    Tradebe2017-10-18
  5. "Ins, and pay is great but upper management lacks fortitude, guidance, integrity, and honesty in most cases."

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    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Millington, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ins is awesome, they provide long term and short term disability ins to you as a driver at no charger as it's a hazmat chemical company. You also get so many personal, vacation, and a float vacation days per year to use at your disposal depends on how long you've been here. Your base pay is hourly, but there are runs when u get paid mileage, some pay flat rate, plus you get sleeper berth pay, and u get paid for any... on duty hours including and up to if your broke down on the road. Dispatch in ec and in tn are honest and will tell you the truth when something is changed. You as a driver get a bonus end every month if no issues. Income could be substantial. Best income I've had ever as otr or regional driver since started almost 30 yrs ago by far. They patient with drivers at times as long as your honest.

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    Cons

    Upper management willing to lie to any employee at any time without regard and will throw someone under the bus unless you have proof otherwise. So if something happens make sure all ur duckys are in a row and lined up. The ten day in back of ten plant is a disaster and a life changer and road goin to ten day can be the same. The holes are so big you can get lost in them to never be found need to get fixed and stay... on top of it as it's only getting worse daily. They've got the money to fix it. Especially since they've been buying other companies. Some of the equipment is held together with bandaids literally they patch it hopin for long term fix to keep driver or anyone else moving.

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the ten day in tn as the big pot holes are a health hazard speaking mechanically and health as someone can really get hurt. Room for advancement as a driver to other opportunities is unknown at least for drivers. Management and upper management will and able to lie, mislead you, and manipulate you and the truth in any chance or circumstances they can when it benefits them. Only hurt if the CEO never met him.

    Tradebe2017-06-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "no respect for employees or customers, place is an accident waiting to happen"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tradebe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    N/A nothing positive to say

    Cons

    to much focus on senior management, no upside or career growth unless you come from a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people on time. Lose your lousy middle management team and invest in safety at the plant and on the road. To the CEO, dump your upper management team. Your reputation is just getting worse. Better yet sell off the assets before someone else get's hurt or worse.

    Tradebe2017-05-01
  7. "Truck Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Millington, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tradebe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Pay excellent dispatch good home time

    Cons

    old trucks and trailer not properly maintained

    Advice to Management

    upgrade equipment

    Tradebe2017-03-22
  8. "employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    union eligible and decent benefits

    Cons

    poor management communication,exposed to hazmat

    Advice to Management

    communicate with employees better

    Tradebe2017-02-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Service Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Chemist in Newington, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradebe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros, honestly.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and chemists. Different divisions of the company compete with each other instead of cooperate. Management does NOT care about your health and safety, they only want to make their money and will make you do anything to get the job done and make the customer happy. Irregular schedule and work hours. Some weeks you work up to 70 hours in 5 days and other weeks you will struggle to... even get 35 hours. So either way, overtime is not worth it to work that hard, and the pay is laughable at anything less than 40 hours a week. Bottom line, NOT worth it. You will work way too hard for such little pay, and most of all such little appreciation from management. There is a reason there is a high turnover rate and people usually don't last more than six months to a year.

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    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more. Show more accountability for poor management on your part instead of blaming the chemists. PAY your chemists much more per hour. Tradebe has so much potential in New England specifically. There are six state universities, four Ivy Leagues, and many other big-name colleges. Boston has the most colleges per unit area than anywhere else in the world. There is SO MUCH potential here. The... technical services could have a monopoly on those contracts within 5-7 years but that is never going to happen. If you want to be the top dog and win those contracts you need a team of experienced chemists. But you're never going to get to that point. You want a team of 5 chemists with 3+ years of experience each? You need to keep your employees for longer than just a few months to a year. Technical services has so much potential here in New England and the opportunity will never be achieved. And it is ALL managements fault. Good managers mean chemists will stay with the company and be productive, and thus more business and more money. Your biggest downfall is being too cheap and stingy. You've gotta spend money to make money. Business 101, guys.

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    Tradebe2017-01-26
  10. "Temp job to full time"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Meriden, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tradebe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly co workers, pretty relaxed office

    Cons

    seemed hard to advance

    Tradebe2016-08-31
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