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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and hours with grate benefits" (in 21 reviews)

  • "great company that offers a wide array of opportunity" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours but even the downside has an upside" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Upper management is always pressing for more and never acknowledging success" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay(varies based on job)

    Cons

    Some assignments finish quicker than others


  2. "Plumber and electrician"

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    Former Employee - Plumber Or Electrician Helper in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Plumber Or Electrician Helper in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy find a job and good team

    Cons

    Cold in winter and hot in summer

    Advice to Management

    Should give a job depend on a price

  3. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Vero Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Vero Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work when you want no set schedule.

    Cons

    Not enough work for the everyday joe

    Advice to Management

    Better hours less workers so more for the middle class


  4. "ok"

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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

    they can find you work

    Cons

    sometimes they can get you work

    Advice to Management

    get the work out better


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Entry Level B2B Sales Job"

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    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Let me start by saying I am not writing this review out of emotion. I am reviewing my experience with the company.

    - First Year commission bonus of 850$ per month

    - You have to the opportunity to help good people find good jobs to support their family.

    Cons

    - My biggest complaint is that employees(Not the reps, the workers) are for the most part treated like numbers. I understand its a numbers game but if Tradesmen would spend more time treating an employee with respect and understand then I believe they could actually start providing quality workers.

    - Management had a negative and victim mindset. Every manager I dealt with saw the glass half empty and it was always somebody else to blame.

    - Extremely poor training. Computer training and then ride alongs for the first week or two. Then after that you are on your own.

    - Work hours vary. Depending on walk outs, you could have to wake up at 4 am for a whole week then still have to stay in the office till 5-6. Also Saturday and Sunday walk outs are to be expected,

    - I could go on and on... Unprofessional environment, commission structure is complicated and not near what they promise, no room for advancement, etc.

    In short, find somewhere else to grow your career. If Tradesmen is all that is available, then good luck and do your best to stick to your values and work hard to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better leaders rather than managers. Tradesmen has a revolving door of field reps(my office went through about 12 in one year) so show your reps you care a little more. Provide better training, upgrade your outdated computers, printers,and systems, and create a more positive value driven culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not what they tell you"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commissions, during the season... Three months only

    Cons

    Do not pay milage, babysitting, and you have to loan your money to get workers to work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing unless you want to move across the country to make less than you would as a sales rep!


  7. "Pretty good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent wages compared to other electrical labor pool companies.

    Cons

    They don't have the greatest healthcare options.

  8. "Some good, some bad"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    corporate training, benefits, local offices, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    reputation, cost, lack of trained field employees, lots of HR issues, pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to develop rising stars and less eager to replace someone.


  9. "Construction Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are good with communication

    Cons

    Not enough steady work offered

    Advice to Management

    Find more steady work opportunities


  10. "Treat women terribly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    Great clients and decent compensation. Exciting industry.

    Cons

    There is no support for office employees. Managers are able to run their offices with impunity, and there is no accountability for the day to day running of the office on a corporate level. Was treated as a second class citizen, and was condescended to, abused, berated, and belittled.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to employees to ensure that a professional environment is being upheld.


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