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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay, good coworkers, get to stay busy" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Great company with caring people" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours but even the downside has an upside" (in 18 reviews)

  • "The constant pressure from upper management" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Journeymen Inside Wireman"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Inside Wireman in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Journeyman Inside Wireman in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always keeps YOU working, they are understanding and back their employees

    Cons

    If your based out of Palmdale most work 1he to 2hrs away

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Tradesman employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good coworkers, get to stay busy

    Cons

    Lots of travel, management, have to work in heat and cold

  3. "Lots of Potential - Lack of upward mobility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There's ton of potential. Commissions, unlimited jobs to fill, working with other PCs as a team.

    Cons

    There's not much upward mobility. If you're good at your job, you're stuck there.

    Advice to Management

    Create positions to allow for careers within the company for the field offices. In lieu of creating burn out positions, invest in them so they want to stay and put in the work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Autonomy is the only pro I can think of

    Cons

    -Long hours 55+ weeks
    -No overtime pay whatsoever
    -Terrible compensation unless your in the top 10% of the company (highly dependent on your office location)
    -Unrealistic, and unreachable goals set by corporate, unless, again, you are in a very lucrative market
    - Tradesmen has terrible pricing, pretty much sharking all of their customers. Have fun trying to sell a carpenter to a foreman for $34/hour. They laugh in your face.
    -They are roughly 50% more expensive per hour than the competition (not exaggerating) for the exact same service. Very tough sell.
    - When you do get an order, the office can rarely fill them, You are still pushed to get more orders every single day no matter what.
    - You are told to push how our guys are more productive which is a joke. They are the same exact people other temp agencies use.
    -I was consistently the top rep on the office. I did over 1.5 million in revenue over 18 months and rarely ever made a commission off of any of it.
    -Was never even trained in 18 months because training is "only for the top salesmen"
    - Was let go because my sales weren't increasing enough, even though I had a plethora of orders we couldn't fill, that was still somehow my fault.
    - Typical turn and burn operation, everyone in my office has been fired since I got canned except for one sales rep.
    - There are many more cons to the job itself, even if the company wasn't a pain to work for. Contractors are not a pleasant group to sell too. Especially when you're pricing is astronomically higher than the competition.

    Advice to Management

    -Train your reps when they start, not after you deem them fit.
    - Lower your ridiculous pricing to make it easier to get orders.
    - Stop pushing the "our guys are more productive routine" it is a flat out lie, and your clients know it, although I'm not sure how else you can justify the prices.
    -The amount of work that is expected from reps and recruiters for the peanuts they make is flat out insulting.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Clark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Base Salary
    Flexible Schedule
    You are treated as a professional by Management
    Realistic expectations from Management

    Cons

    Like any job involving Sales there are going to be realistic challenges so you are going to get what you put in. One of the main benefits of my office and management was that they know that there is a learning process and that it's going to take some time to learn the inns and outs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly felt like management was as helpful and supportive as you're going to get in a sales team.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They Stole my Money"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none. This company will get u.

    Cons

    U will probably have your check stolen off your pay card. Someone that works there stole my money.

    Advice to Management

    You probably did it.


  7. "Field Representative"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, helping clients and employees

    Cons

    Car allowance could be higher

  8. "Welcome to the Circus"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coffee, Benefits, Corporate, and refrigerator.

    Cons

    None of the men here respect women, at all. The front/desk admin position is basically an opportunity for every creep to hit on, oogle, and harass you- which out any repercussions from management.
    There is no organization, every person performs the same job with a different process.
    The "tradesmen" are more often than not; uneducated, unprofessional, unreliable liars and con men that are too lazy to make a positive change in their life. They are enabled so much, their salesmen will hold their check til the end of the week so they don't spend it all getting wasted and not show up on the job Friday.
    I have never been so uncomfortable working anywhere.
    The door is revolving. the only reason their turn-over isn't as high as it should be is because the salesmen and management let the tradesmen get away with murder to make themselves look good. The majority of people I had to deal with here were incredibly rude.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring "just anyone" to fill positions.
    There should be a no tolerance policy for harassment.
     Figure out a better system to get timesheets submitted.
    I am so happy I left this place.


  9. "Good people trying to help"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Always work .. guarantee 40 hours

    Cons

    Pay cap is low and the raises are not there to get

    Advice to Management

    Give trade workers raises as they complete reasonable time in


  10. "DONT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Ironworker in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Ironworker in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this temp agency.

    Cons

    Everything. Inconsistent work, fluxuating pay, shady office workers, FIGHT TO GET YOUR PAYCHECK, work for one-two weeks then not work for a month (on and off), employ drug addicts

    Advice to Management

    Drug test employees and stop making rules for some and not for all. Shouldn't have tradesman people as foreman because they don't show up to work. Pay employees on time without shorting paycheck. TEMP AGENCY don't let them fool you. You'll be driving 3 hours one way to some jobs without compensation. You have to pay to park in the city with no compensation for parking. Dangerous work environment where drug addicts drop heavy work materials on or near your because they nod out. There is no drug testing and you risk life or limb when you go to work because of them turning a blind eye. I was threatened by an office worker that he would hurt me if I quit because of the reasons listed above. I tried to tell management and they fired me because of my concern for my safety and because they didn't want me filing a police report. This is the worst company I have ever worked for and it almost costed me money to go to work. I repeat DO NOT WORK HERE!!!