Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Steady workflow. Pay is okay.

    Cons

    Little guidance from superiors. Same thing every day.


  2. Welder ll

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    Former Employee - Welder in Saginaw, TX
    Former Employee - Welder in Saginaw, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was great and the school they provided to learn how they wantes things done was great and very much appreciated.

    Cons

    The bad part was the hours 60 plus hour's a week at least 6 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Eaz up a little on yalls employes they do a great job it's also a very dangerous job and y'all should show them more appreciation. But managmt is also great I had a great time working with yalls company learned a lot also.


  3. Trinity review

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    Current Employee - Welder in Caruthersville, MO
    Current Employee - Welder in Caruthersville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and work is really not that hard

    Cons

    It is very cold in the winter and hot in the summer


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Weak management with poor communication.

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    Former Employee - Welder in Saginaw, TX
    Former Employee - Welder in Saginaw, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours and half decent pay. Lots of overtime if you want. A lot of places to learn and skills to acquire.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover with managers and employees. Never sure on what time you will leave at or if you will work the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your employees better, they might stick around more. Keep the convicts to a minimum.


  6. Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of hours , great benefits

    Cons

    poor employee relations, quick to term employees, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    relate to your employees , No mater how great a leader you are if you don't tend to the moral of your people you fail as a leader.


  7. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work and holidays off. Fair wages with excellent chances of wage increase and advancement.

    Cons

    The break rooms were often dirty and out of water.


  8. Self-governing, but still good supervision

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    Former Intern - Welding Engineer Inter in Longview, TX
    Former Intern - Welding Engineer Inter in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Wasn't worked like a dog - Allowed freedom to choose what projects to work on - Flexible with work hours - Low-stress environment - Friendly coworkers - Good treatment/respect from boss

    Cons

    - Didn't always have enough direction (desired deadlines and objectives weren't always made clear) - HR is confusing and difficult to communicate with

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps make the payment process a bit more clear to start with. Very good gifts toward the end of the internship, good decision. However, I see it as a good thing to work an intern very closely with an engineer. It helps understanding with the process of communicating with other branches in the company besides the engineering department.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not Concerned with Employee Safety

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    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Last conversation I had with my supervisor, Martee said "Production is more important than safety." This reflected the attitude of the plant management at plant 110. Also, they use "bullies" to manage their employees and co-workers. I notified HR of workplace violence incident and they sat on the information without doing a proper investigation. Trinity policy was, and still is, zero tolerance for workplace violence yet Lee is still working there. Also, all of the witnesses I named to the incident have been fired or reassigned to other positions. Does that sound like somewhere you would want to work? Compensatory benefits are great. Company values safety first, yet plant 110 had live electrical cords laying across the concrete in puddles of water. You also had the same supervisor who denied an employee legitimate access to the restroom. The supervisor was a black male, employee was a white male, and there was at least one black male employee who was waiting in line in the restroom and was not denied access by that same supervisor. None of this information was addressed in the final meeting. I have more but that is enoughfor now.

    Cons

    HR is unsatisfactory, they are discriminatory in their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Again, benefits and compensation are great. However, your supervisors and management do not know how to talk to people as people. If you are going to send your employees to sensitivity training, then follow up with enforcing your expectations.


  10. Was very rewarding until I was Hurt on the job, then I was abandoned

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    Former Employee - Welder in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Welder in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay and supervisors

    Cons

    Safety is a big issue and the caringness for injuries of employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more concerned with safety


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good for entry level, not so good for a career.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gallatin, TN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gallatin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a good set of core values and is run with a very good strategic focus. Currently the company is very strong because of its position in some key markets and working for a company that is successful and growing always a plus. The benefits are slightly above average, and there is some training.

    Cons

    The business unit where I am employed is run with little to no professionalism whatsoever. Which is a shame because the childishness that pervades the management of the unit prevents the unit from being a really great place to work and and the job from being a great one. I would agree that career advancement is something that many cannot look forward to. There isn't a strong promote from within motivation. I would be surprised to see myself reaching the 5 year mark with Trinity.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to take a serious look at the way each business unit is managed fundamentally, not just at the quarterly bottom line. Times are good right now, but there is much room for improvement in the management and organization of the company.



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