Tradesmen International

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Tradesmen International Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
83 Reviews
2.3
83 Reviews
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Joseph Wesley
48 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.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder  in  Lima, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Carpenter, Mason, Welder in Lima, OH (US)

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

    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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marine Electrician  in  Bremerton, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Marine Electrician in Bremerton, WA (US)

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

    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.  

    Run, Run, Run

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

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

    Pros

    Office staff and co-leagues are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Base salary is a joke, driving allowance is a joke, must lie and cheat clients to make decent commission.
    You are told to sell the service of providing, "reliable and knowledgeable skilled craftsmen who are the best in the industry," which is a complete lie.
    No work/life balance, you are on call 24/7, and often are dealing with issues involving employees not showing up to work or getting kicked off job sites.
    Although some field workers are great, many are the bottom of the barrel of the skilled trade pool. Tradesmen will hire ANYONE for skilled trade positions, including felons, and do not contact references.
    They require reps to register new clients even when open orders from existing clients go unfilled for months on end, thus burning bridges with new clients from day 1.
    Managers only want to pad the owners pockets. Bill Rates are far above the industry average which makes their services non-profitable for clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking people to lie. Most of your field workers are not reliable, and are not the best in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tradesmen International part-time

    Pros

    Schedule was ok. Have no complaints.

    Cons

    No training, management was not trained on system either.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Complete lack of business ethics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journeyman  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Journeyman in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    It is possible to get your foot in the door with a good company, under the right circumstances. Negotiate your starting pay with Tradesmen, because they are negotiating the highest rate possible from the employer you will work for.

    Cons

    They never tell you about their agreement with the employer you work for. The employer needs to pay a $2500 fee to take you on full time from Tradesmen. Getting paid correctly is near impossible. Hours are missed and any complaints you make about it basically blacklist you for continual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers like poeple, act professionally and ethically.

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

    Skilled trades for hire

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    • 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)

    I have been working at Tradesmen International as a contractor for more than a year

    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
  8.  

    Horrible

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

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temp agency with poor ethics!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator

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

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    WORST JOB EVER

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    • 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)

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

    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
  11.  

    Freedom to sink or swim.

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

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

    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

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