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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and constantly changing atmosphere" (in 22 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. "Very helpful and outgoing company"

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    Former Employee - Contract Laborer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Contract Laborer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the recruiters are helpful and honest. they always have work and are willing to help

    Cons

    You may have a little down time


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, work hard/play hard kind of place.

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement opportunities.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company - Solid Business Model"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many offices positions share bonus pool or are commissed which incentivizes buy-in. Very good, well thought business model that is easy to sell. Large company with good resources. Well managed

    Cons

    Back end office functions need revitalization. Payroll, collections, and recruiting processes needs to be automized/centralized. 50-60 hour weeks are standard for salary employees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits incentives to hold elite craftsmen. Increase benefits for office staff, health care, 401K, etc. Continue to incentive office staff to excel. Create better work life balance, burnout after 2-3 years can be an issue.


  4. "Not bad for construction"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High earning potential, friendly environment

    Cons

    lots of responsibility, long hours, unorganized


  5. "Not what you think"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    I thought it would be a temp environment with just a couple day long projects here and there, but I’ve been on long-term projects and with solid contractors. I’ve had very minimum downtime over the last year. Guys in the office are cool, I’m paid well.

    Cons

    could offer benefits sooner, guys I’ve worked with who don’t show up on time get booted even if there’s a good excuse

    Advice to Management

    Not much


  6. "Don't Waste Your Time Unless Desperate"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat able to make own schedule (but don't be fooled. Sounds glamorous at first)
    Theyll pay you for gas. $350 a month after taxes.

    Cons

    3 jobs in 1- you're wearing too many hats in this company and higher management doesn't want to do anything. You're going to end up being a salesman (deliver 4 new clients a month signed on), managing multiple employees on jobsites, projects, end up taking care of pay issues, HR stuff because they're too cheap to hire anyone for that. With the amount of extreme turnover here, a lot will fall on you. If you fall behind on any of these "responsibilities", expect to get harassed and booted.

    Horrible Marketing- claim to be $500M and growing, but nobody has ever heard of them before...

    Long Hours- expect to be at it 6am-9pm between walkouts (where you accompany tradesworkers to jobsites first day), driving around prospecting, being on the phone dealing with all sorts of issues, 3pm "mandatory" meetings, and all kinds of nonsense. You'll burn out fast. My head was throbbing 5 days a week, and then the phone doesn't stop ringing on weekends either. With that much headache, you'd make 10x more running your own business.

    Moody Upper Management- This one you'd have to experience first hand. It's quite comical sometimes. Our office GM basically told us he's already well off and only there because he loves construction. A "motivation" speech that backfired.

    This job is set up this way. To them, it's worth getting some client's out of you and booting you. That's their ROI on you. I left as soon as I saw the business model here, Burn and Boot. Use this job to your advantage from the get go, network with legitimate companies, and move to bigger and better things. I'd encourage you to read all reviews here, and you'll find commonalities amongst the negative ones.

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen anyway.


  7. "HVAC installer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and constantly changing atmosphere

    Cons

    Some weeks there is no work with promise of more leading to only one week of work and back to nothing.

  8. "Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Motivated to improve, lots of opportunities to have an impact

    Cons

    Not everyone is on the same page in advancing the improvements


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good job for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team environment very supportive

    Cons

    Corporation Was acquired by a venture capitalist and things went downhill from there


  10. "carpenter apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    lots of work to pick from

    Cons

    poor management in some cases