Tradesmen International
2.4 of 5 67 reviews
www.tradesmeninternational.com Macedonia, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 08, 2014

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Joseph Wesley

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "Required to use personal cell phone (vs"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Field reps still required to go back to the office at the end of the day"
    in 4 reviews
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Fast Paced Great Company

Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
Mendota Heights, MN (US)

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

ProsSomething new every day, great staff and employees to work with,

ConsWork/Life balance, long hours during peak times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Money isn't the greatest

Field Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Tradesmen International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorking "in the field" by seeing your clients, building relationships, and business planning were great experiences in B2B sales.

ConsThe commission structure is poor unless you generate large volume of business. On top of that you don't see money off the business you generate until the client pays their invoice, the longer they take you lose a certain percentage of your commission.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay sales people for the business they generate when it is written up. Making the sales staff wait and potentially lose large parts of their commission takes away motivation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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incompetent management system

Field Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Tradesmen International full-time for more than a year

ProsThere were absolutely no good reasons to work for this company, unless you enjoy going to Cleveland for conferences. If you do have the good fortune of making the million dollar sales club, the sales trip was usually a very nice reward.

ConsIf you make too much in sales they figure out how to reduce your commission. The sales territories and and local commission structures are sketchy. The use of the sales tracking tools are used to depress the sales force rather than train them. The sales conferences are amazingly useless and wrought with boring speakers.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a local managerial team that has construction experience - not grocery store management!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's been good, wish the work was more ready available

Carpenter (Current Employee)
Troy, MI (US)

I have been working at Tradesmen International part-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you know your job they will keep you on call

ConsWork is too far in between

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your good guys busy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience was average. it was a means to an end, definitely not a career.

Laborer (Former Employee)
Portage, MI (US)

I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor for less than a year

Prosgood pay if you are able to get on prevailing wage jobs.

Consi found that most of my co-workers were under-qualified.

Advice to Senior Managementmake the interview process more demanding.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Run away.....quickly

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Greensboro, NC (US)

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

ProsSome of the co-workers warned me immediately about the place being so screwed up. They were correct.

ConsManagement is pretty sad, training in Cleveland lands you a strange roommate for a week in a hotel room, training itself is pretty lame, mileage reports were completely made up and management knew and participated. Construction workers were usually bottom of the barrel and would not show up for assignments. I was told to white out parts of a contract that was signed by a client and copy it for our files sent to corporate......this was instructed by an area manager. You never know what the commission is going to be due to unknown factors only controlled by corporate. They are the most expensive company by far and for what reason? Way to much hide the wienie.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some decent branch managers who have some sort of sales skills themselves. Too many of them were promoted in a few months time cause the guy they are replacing had sense enough to bail. Pay attention to the sales people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Service

Carpenter (Current Employee)
Madison, WI (US)

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

ProsFlexible, keep you working, pay better than any other job if you aren't a craftsman, diversity

Conslack of communication with employess in the office and those in the field. (feels like you're working for the man"

Advice to Senior ManagementExplain to field employees more regularly why Tradesman is NOT a staffing service and it has immense benefits. i.e being able to work at other job sites if you get canned, why field employees don't get ludacrisly high wages (which seem to be expected for some reason), and why the service of providing consistent employment is the greatest benefit of the job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok

Laborer (Current Employee)
Madison, WI (US)

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

ProsWill stand by employees when needed

ConsPoor communications when it came to pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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As shady as a temp agency can be.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tradesmen International full-time for less than a year

ProsNice brochures and promotional marketing budget.

ConsLow salary, no company car, typical rah-rah sales training program.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many chiefs, not enough Indians.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Selling unemployed tradesmen as "highly productive" tradesmen to clients.

Tradesmen International (Current Employee)
Bangor, ME (US)

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

ProsTypical outside sales role. Flexibility. Progressive production tools. Fun environment. Construction people are typically good to be around.

ConsRead title. Must sell a lot of "highly productive" tradesmen to make a living. Very low base salary. Required use of personal computer to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better base salary or increase lower earnings commission percentage to get though growing pains of business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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