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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
80 Reviews

2.3
80 Reviews
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Joseph Wesley
47 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.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder  in  Lima, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder in Lima, OH (US)

    Pros

    I was subjected to a wide variety of trade work. Although I did not take advantage of the offers, many of the companies I worked for through tradesman gave me job offers with very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    I really have nothing to say for the cons, everyones experience with this company is different, I had a good one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    As a shipyard contractor employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marine Electrician  in  Bremerton, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Marine Electrician in Bremerton, WA (US)

    Pros

    base pay is $20/hr plus a "chance" at overtime, "or time and a half". Benefits kick in 3 months.

    Cons

    Contract, which means that they can let you go at any time....Do the work and they still can let you go. Be weary of the Management, even if you have good intentions, they still can let you go. The benefits are ok, but that is if you can use them before they let you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try reaching out to the Contractors that do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Skilled trades for hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician (Electrical/Fire Alarm)  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Technician (Electrical/Fire Alarm) in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    They will keepthey will keep the jobs wrong and the jobs rolling in.

    Cons

    Temp agency but they have benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep them coming.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Combo Welder
    Current Employee - Combo Welder

    Pros

    Get back to you when there is one

    Cons

    8 months of working for them as a certified 6g combo welder worked 3 weeks companies keep asking for me by name an some how I get there and the job has gone away made about 4k since I started in January

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and do something else your awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temp agency with poor ethics!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator

    Pros

    There isn't much to say except there is some
    Flexibility. Some roles in office give you the flexibility you may need. The field employees are generally a pleasure!

    Cons

    Crappy pay, 0 staffing model. Dishonesty is unethical, management is selfish and greedy. Bonus pay doesn't structure around your work but the teams work, if sales aren't up and management doesn't collect your "bonus" doesn't exist. Accountability isn't there, also there are inappropriate behavior in the workplace like violent yelling, drinking, poor I-9 compliance . They promise to employ tradesmen full time
    Then can't get them work. They will hire tradesmen working full time to in exchange work temp,
    Then fire them and ignore calls
    When work is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    WORST JOB EVER

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing appealing about this position.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. BASE BLOWS. TRY GETTING BY ON 30K A YEAR. ALSO, you can get fired at will. Terrible company with terrible management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suck it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Freedom to sink or swim.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Current Employee - Field Representative

    Pros

    The best perk of the job is the potential to qualify for the sales trips. These trips are 5 star all the way. Once you qualify once, you will be addicted.

    The harder you work, the more money you can make. It takes time, dedication, and a positive attitude. The structure is in place to allow you to be successful. This position relies on three things.

    1. Client Relationships
    2. A dedicated recruiter
    3. A manager that is aware of his team's strengths and weaknesses.

    If you build a strong trusting relationship your clients will understand exactly what it takes to provide them the quality they are requiring.

    A dedicated recruiter will not be watching the clock. They will be spending their time efficiently to find the highest qualified craftsmen for the job. The recruiter has to communicate with the field rep on what realistic pay rates are so that can be voiced to the client. The clients will learn the consequences of paying peanuts very quickly...

    Lastly the Management. They have to support their team. They have to work just as hard and be aware of all operations. If the manager assemble a team that they trust, everyone will make money.

    Cons

    Base salaries are too low. I understand the need to encourage people to work hard to make a commission, that is in all sales jobs.
    The issue is the recruiters. The sales team can not provide what they are selling without a reliable recruiter in their corner. The recruiters need a 10k pay raise. This will improve recruiting nationwide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefit options, Employees are willing to pay more if the coverage is there.
    Pay the recruiters better and offer them trips similar to the sales trips.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horribly unrewarding...ridiculous pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Baltimore, MD (US)

    Pros

    I'll have to get back to you

    Cons

    Hours of driving a day, cold calling, dealing with "C-D" level construction workers...If these guys have to work for a temp service then there is something wrong with them....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over selling your services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    POOR COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bayonne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayonne, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Their are no pros for this company

    Cons

    They will reject you as a hire even after you have clearance from a doctor. Don't bother unless you like wasting time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new health care facility to do physicals. I strongly feel I was rejected for employment because of my health. Even after I had my own physicians clearance, and was never contacted again for any employment. discrimination doesn't end with skin color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistent work, poor management, and unsafe conditions for crappy pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Portland, OR (US)

    Pros

    No obligation to any one contractor

    Cons

    Many of my fellow employees are signed up with this company to get on the big jobs that union shops typically get. Tradesmen does nothing to advocate for us when we get screwed over by one of their customers. It is obvious that they care only about the commission they get from the contractors they send us to. It wouldn't be so bad if they paid at least as much as the union guys get in this area but they don't even come close, or at least the amount we get doesn't come close. Maybe what the contractors pay Tradesmen to send us out adds up to as much or more than union wage, but what we get pales in comparison.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't act like you value your workforce. We are a commodity that you exploit and you should at least be honest about that. I heard a rumor that we can organize a union for Tradesmen employees. Maybe then we'll get the respect, safety, and pay we deserve. I know I would sign a card if I met a union organizer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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