Got hired right before I got out of the Army. It was a decent job but I wound up finding a better job that was closer to my house so I left this position for a better one. I enjoyed working for Tradestar but I personally think that I should have been paid more for the job that I was doing because it was the exact same thing that I did when I was in the US Army for 12 years. It was honestly one of the easiest jobs I could have ever done.
They tell you on the phone that it is full time work and then you get there and they say it is temp to hire when in reality it is temp work. You get treated horribly with the companies they work with and when you don't do well with a company they blame you it is never the fault of the company that you are working with. You are just a number to them and they will ride on your back until they can't use you anymore. I quit a job to go to work with them based off of the opportunities that they lady there told me. I regret the day I walked through there office door.
There are no Pros
Not a lot of work and the pay scale is low. You can make more at In and Out
TradeSTAR gave me the right tools to jump start my career in the low voltage industry. I showed up on time, I worked hard and I got hired on. They did their part and I did my part to make sure the company they placed me with hired me. I'm very thankful they gave me an opportunity regardless of having no prior experience. Thank you guys!
Great Management, excellent communication, provide training
Fire Alarm Technician (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 4, 2018
I walked into the office of TradeStar in the Atlanta location and was treated with so much respect and professionalism.I had a great experience while working with this agency.The staff I found very easy to work with and they provided me with all the resources I needed to complete my jobs.TradeStar works hard to train you and match your skillsets with the best companies in Georgia. If you have a good work ethnic and come on time they will keep you working.Also they contact weekly to make sure your happy with the jobsite your working on.
Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 11, 2018
While people have had there issues with tradestar in the austin office i will say good things and san antonio office i will say bad things. But it breaks down to who was the person that hired you. Some of the recruiters don't care about you at all and i heard some bad things about the austin office but never experanced any.
VOICE AND DATA TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 27, 2018
Steady work but scarce room for advancement. Temp job came steadily most times but slow at times. Jobs my not last very long but pay is negotiable. Overall decent job for entry level low voltage technician.
I was having good working on this company, always provided basic tools and employees with new jobs. Would definitely recommend this company to other people that are on their job hunt. Would go back if necessary.
Contract Low Voltage Cable Construction Laborer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 4, 2018
There was nothing wrong with the typical day and I learned a lot, but as a temp employee I left one company under mysterious circumstances. I was told by the company I was contracted to when and where to be on Monday. Then I got a call from Tradestar saying that my services would no longer be needed at that company. Less than a month later I received a call from the company I was previously contracted out to offering me a job.
Electrician (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 3, 2018
Starting to work on project, being pulled off to perform minute difficult rework. Coming in the next day to no work, or a completely different project. Out of parts, confused leadership, no quality control.
Technician (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 22, 2018
Horrible place to work. Management is all around useless and there is a new employee in the office every week. Their pay is way below average and the benefits or lack thereof is horrendous. There are plenty of places like TradeStar that can place you with a company. Please use one of them. Run from TradeStar!!
Like in all contract work the jobs varied, but mostly it was installing structured cabling for ExxonMobil campus in Spring Tx. The work was a construction site with many buildings going up a once, it was sometimes hot and dirty or cold and dirty. I had a large crew working for me at a fast pace but we were able to keep pace and complete our assignment in a timely manner.
Do you like driving 2 hours a day and not being compensated for it?
Low Voltage Technician (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 16, 2017
Tradestar is a temp agency so your mileage may vary depending in the job you're assigned. Most of the companies will take advatage of you though, such as making you drive 2 hours a day and refusing to compensate you, or promising to hire you and then never following through.
Access Control and Data Technician (Former Employee) – United States – February 9, 2018
They definitely keep you busy. If there are no long projects available be prepared to drive around ongoing projects throughout your city. Learn from each employer and projects and look for a permanent position elsewhere.
I am a example of having no experience but was given a opportunity to prove myself. I have learn from all my assignments and I highly recommend to anybody graduated from high school with no college plans to start here.
Fire Alarm Technician, Voice & Data Tech (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 27, 2017
Alot of the jobs they get for you are just temporary position. They will tell you that the company's are looking to hire people but 9 times out of 10 its just a temporary position. The company's don't typically care to much about you, if you don't have any licenses for the position because you are easily replaceable. Work is very inconsistent you maybe working for 2 months than all of a sudden go to working every other week. You don't really have job security unless your a licensed tech. .