Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    overworked,underpaid,and fired

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fitter A-1 Plant 110 Longview, TX in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Welder/Fitter A-1 Plant 110 Longview, TX in Longview, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    well the benefits are pretty good
    the life insurance is instant
    the work is good if you like to work

    Cons

    long hours
    extreme heat
    management that doesn't care about its employees
    a maintainable crew that won't fix equipment like cranes
    a company that after they have been told that the crane has no brakes the supervisor, the lead men,and safety men have looked at it and each one of them said "run it anyways" even the plant manager said" run it " the thing has no brakes it takes thirty feet to stop, and then they fire you when an accident happens. fix the equipment when it brakes and accidents won't happen

    Advice to Management

    fix equipment when it brakes not when an accident happens

  2. No communication standards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Trinity Industries part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed working environment. The work is not difficult nor exhausting.

    Cons

    You're not allowed to have any outside entertainment (book, magazine, etc.) The communication between staff is nonexistent and results in frequent unscheduled overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the communication.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Company places primary value on numbers to support shipping schedule. Safety and quality are only bywords written to meet a requirement. There is an overtly negative atmosphere and little reason to expect improvement with current leadership in place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Trinity Industries (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Recieving a regular pay stub... Decent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Way more stress than need be, and most of it is generated or supported by supervision. Attendance policy is horrible. How can you offer benefits for medical, dental and vision and then punish with "points" when the benefit is used. Human resources appears to be more of a "hit squad" that a company or employee support group.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat people with the dignity, respect and consideration that the company core values would have you believe is done. Move forward from an elitist attitude for rule making and enforcement. And lastly, hire people into key positions whose experience with railroad tank cars is not limited to watching them go by at a crossing.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    This job is for beginners or someone needing a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been here for 2 yrs and the supervisors have very little people skills and only care for production not employees. There is no union so yes there's no dues or fees but that also means that you have nobody to intervene in an argument with management. I've seen just recently where management suspended someone for 3 days without going by their written protocol because they didn't like the person and nothing was done to the management.

    Cons

    This company boasts that you can climb the ladder quickly but in reality it's extremely hard to get a promotion and the pay scale is not competitive with local or even national standards. we are classified as welders but in reality we are fitter welders and that's the reason they say our pay is in line with national standards. Everything we do is fitter welder material and I'm not even getting paid $14 an hr yet after 2 yrs and the company wonders why they have a high turnover rate......

    Advice to Management

    train your supervisors to care for employees. this company doesn't pay by production so you should act like it

  6. Difficult at times.....

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Previous manager was a great teacher. Willing to build you into what the company needs..

    Cons

    Too Politically Correct! Hourly fight amongst themselves. Dog - Eat - Dog!

    Advice to Management

    You can't do it in todays society.... But stop being politically correct. Get the Job Done. Listen to the Junior Supervisors who have good Ideas. Improve pay.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Trinity Industries - Dallas, TX

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the new management that was brought in were great managers

    Cons

    Old management and culture made working there impossible - until this changes extensive amount of time will be dedicated to putting out unscheduled fires in work

  8. Helpful (1)

    The real "Low down on this company" from a former insider

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    Former Employee - Senior Director - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director - Operations in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. It depends on the group and your manager, there are really good ones and there are plenty bad ones.
    2. Growth inside the company depends largely on who you know in the top management. Also, the same as far as bonuses and salary raises. Some get BIG money, while many languish with meager salaries.
    3. Company is financially strong/solid and the competition is all small entities in every business they operate in. That makes their businesses very strong and is a good money maker.

    Cons

    1. The CEO "thinks" and advises the managers not to hire the top school graduates or top performers. They focus hiring personnel educated from average or unknown colleges. Also, very rarely you will come across anyone with "great" education. This kind of creates an equal playing field for everyone inside, and does not hurt anyone's ego.
    2. Crappy offices, be it HQ or the plants. Work environment is so-so.
    3. No socializing within most groups. No group lunches etc. Just work and home.
    4. It is mostly "whites", some "hispianics" due to MX operations, very few "other races" in almost all business units.

    Advice to Management

    This management does not need any advice today, like I said they are money makers. They keep their investors happy. No strong competition so far, but it is bound to happen soon. Got to wait and watch how they respond to it.

  9. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to top brass.

    Cons

    Minimal to no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Many employees are getting to or are past retirement age.... you may want to look into nurturing/growing your "younger" employees.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great upward potential due to older demographics, manufacturing mentality, and much lower comparative pay and benefits.

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Older demographics leave lots of room for fast upward growth by hardworking Gen Xrs and Gen Y'rs. Management is honest and hardworking.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits comparatively lower to most other industry peers. Ultra conservative, old school company does not embrace change well or fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    In order to effect change, it needs to be enabled through grass roots efforts that are embraced and enforced by Senior mgmt. Pay is not sufficient to compete against your competition. Benefits, especially health care and 401K are lackluster at best, and HC benefits continue to decline in value. Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Trinity Industries

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business casual environment, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Promotion potential is very limited. Annual raises are uncommon. Bonuses are uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to show appreciation for your staff's hard work. Money talks.

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