Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
114 Reviews
2.6
114 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Quick advancement and opportunities to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay after you build a territory (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little to no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance, pay is below industry average, will tell you what they think you want to hear to keep you (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Never know whats next!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - The Skilled Tradesman Has the Opportunity to Shine In His Field in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - The Skilled Tradesman Has the Opportunity to Shine In His Field in Fayetteville, NC (US)

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    It was a good experience working at different sites, meeting new people, decent pay, benefits.

    Cons

    Too many lay-offs, contract work, have to buy into benefits, but you cant stay working long enough to afford them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the in house power struggles & Peyton-place drama, (Fayetteville Office), and reward your employees with job security!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Tradesmen International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They used to be a Good company to work for but the current management personnel leave a lot to be desired.

    Cons

    Poor management, they do not tell the truth when referred to a job, they will tell you one thing as rto wages and then it (pay) will be from $1.00 to $ 3.00 per hour less then was quoted to coax you into hiring you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new Field Representatives that are not drunks and liars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    " A Family Affair "

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plumber/Pipe - Fitter in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Plumber/Pipe - Fitter in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Tradesmen International full-time

    Pros

    They pay very well, again when there's work. I'm fairly new with them so for now I don't know how their time off policy works?

    Cons

    Having available and steady work for myself in particular. Promotions and or compensation has never been a problem. As a matter of fact, the company has a promotion going that if we refer someone and it works out the company will give a monetary reward?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When talking to and negotiating with potential clients, try and sell the skill set of apprentices more for current and future projects. These workers need the opportunity to prove their worth and by doing so will be the future journeymen of tomorrow?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Field Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Laid back office crew. Could be fun at times, good money can be made if your clients pay on time. Good place to get into sales if you have never done it before.

    Cons

    Management needs to step up their game and really see whats going on and actually working with reps to help them become successful. Managers should be required to be in the field so they can see whats going on first hand. Recruiters are not very concerned with your open orders and are more concerned with bigger or larger bill rate orders. You have to collect payment from the clients within 30 days or they will dock your commissions. You are selljng for the most part the construction workers that cant or are to lazy to find jobs of their own and don't always work out on site or they don't show up resulting in the client not using anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually attend your big meetings with big clients. Lower your bill rates to be competitive with the competition. Know what your managers are actually doing because most half a $$ it and provide no support and kill sales by driving office moral down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Project Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    I worked at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Could be a fun environment to work in if better management were in place. Some offices seem to be better since they have better leaders in place. I would have loved the work if I were compensated better and had better leadership.

    Cons

    Low pay for the hours that you are asked to put in. High turn over within the whole company. My office didn't really care about the field employees. Sexual Harassing environment seems to be fine with upper management. Not enough work for the field employees. They say they are entitled to benefits, but if they do not have enough work hours, they are not eligible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better follow up with employees on how local managers are treating their employees. Better Management should be in place throughout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    To much work, to little pay for what you actually do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative Or Sales Representative in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Field Representative Or Sales Representative in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Freedom of schedule, not sitting in an office all day

    Cons

    Salesforce requirements, having to track down payments, workers not showing up after you secured client and the sale driving miles and miles to get told no thanks, you only get commission on the money you collect not on what you actually sell.. After 90 days if they receive payment you still get nothing. Week long training in cleveland ohio and you have to room with a random stranger and really dont learn that much unless that is your gm teaches you little then maybe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good to work for!

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

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    The office I work with has good professional people and they work hard to keep me busy.

    Cons

    This is a temporary agency, so there are times when you have time off between jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Rep

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

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Great Team environment, great benefits and when you put the time in great money. I worked my tail off my first year and did pretty darn well. Second year I made 100k. If you're a hard worker this company will definitely take care of you.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours but what job doesn't have a con?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perform and Succeed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tenured Employee in Tacoma, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Tenured Employee in Tacoma, WA (US)

    I have been working at Tradesmen International

    Pros

    Sales Management lays out the foundation to becoming successful. Follow the advice and things become easily understood and rewarding

    Cons

    Marathon. Not a sprint. Need income support for at least 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold true amigos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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