Triumph Group Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Toxic Mgt on the Cheap

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Pro skilled xmilitary can work with/without the union can build a "safe", quality product regardless of unsafe environment.

    Cons

    Unsafe tools, unskilled sups, hypocritical mgt, unskilled minimum wage peeps provide defective parts, low wage awful benefits no family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of toxic unskilled mgrs/sups with NO aviation background. Your xmilitary who know how to build a plane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. BAD company,

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    Former Employee - Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Triumph Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the hours are good. The overtime hours are good also.

    Cons

    Everything else. Free will employment. Won't give warnings, if they are any. There are people playing around who never get a warning or fired. They fire the hardworking people. They show favoritism. Racist. I wouldn't let my worst enemy work here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to change everything, but hopefully an honest competitor with run them out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. You'll be sorry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Triumph Group

    Pros

    People are great and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. You are set up to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire managers who know how to inspire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Difficult to succeed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Great bunch of people, want to do what is right and put out a quality product on time, on cost and on quality

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve with cuts in headcount and budget. Not really world class environment, more like a place eaking out the last drop of earnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the business, make the decision to upgrade, replace equipment and decide on a future for the Grand Prairie site, either upgrade or shut it down and put it ut of its misery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Not What They Advertise

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

    I worked at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are in a lucrative market where there seems to be many opportunities.

    Cons

    I was in Program Management in the Vought Aircraft Division for almost 20 years.

    The management of this company has driven it from a successful tier 1 integrator to a tier 3 parts maker.

    Most of their current customers hate them and their employees are looking for a way out.

    They get more more business by buying it and make promises they don't have enough able staff to keep.

    Inevitably it has become a sweatshop and a place in which no one can take pride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate your business via vertical integration and reduce your dependency on outside suppliers. Rebuild the ability to design, launch, develop and scale to full rate production - that was your discriminator and your strength.

     When the product is stable, then off-shore and reduce cost, but always maintain the ability to do it yourself. Control your supply chain - not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible

    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good but that's about it. I learned a lot about how to control yourself in chaotic situations. Also learned how a business is not supposed to be ran.

    Cons

    When hired on initially, it was a great place to work. Now its a joke, Management treats employees like children and they make up their own rules as they go along.

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Going , Going , GONE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Opportunities to be multifunctional due to lack of support staff .

    Cons

    Unpaid Company required overtime each week , horrible work atmosphere , management changes every few months and layoffs are always on your mind .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the good ol boy clubs , they are keeping you from competing with similar aerospace companies . You have lost touch with engineering knowledge and system advancements .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Horrible unethical company, destroyed a great company and killed morale!

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler & Quality in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler & Quality in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Triumph Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a job shopper or contractor than you'll enjoy collecting a paycheck

    Cons

    Anti Union, so much that they bought two aircraft assembly plants I DFW just to close them down. After purchase they immediately began construction on a new building just outside the union laws transfer clause (30 miles I believe) than moved all the work out there. They literally took the jig I worked on, moved it 30 miles away, and told me to apply for the position I e been working the last 6 years! And if we chose not to apply, or didn't get hired by the people we were currently working for, we were layed off! Craaaaazy! To me the Company just seems to be morally corrupt! I really don't understand how what there doing is legal! Oh and another thing, they are out sourcing a majority of the work to china, Korea, and Mexico. So if you are looking to retire from a company, this isn't the place. Oh and to you 40+ year old mechanics...good luck, they find ways to fire older people now so they sure won't hire you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What makes you rich today, could be the companies demise in 10 years. When the foreign sub contractors decide to stop building for you and build there own aircraft using the free knowledge you've given them, don't be upset. And when a plane (747-8) falls out of the sky due to shady build practices by your foreign counterparts, don't act surprised because you have been warned!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Wouldn't recommend triumph Spokane plant to anyone

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    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Almost half of the co-workers are good people, as for the rest: arrogant, selfish, not all there, likes to talk about others in a bad way (especially to managements), throw each other under the bus, with everybody is wrong and I'm always right attitude

    Cons

    Full of rules, stupid ones too. Management only try to get as much people as they can into trouble, because the more people get in trouble and fired, the better they are as managers apparently. A lot of power trips running around. They don't look at the workers as human. There was one good manager that actually manages his workers and the workers respect him, but he got demoted because he is not a slave driver like the rest of them. Last year our cost of living benefits was $600 per 6 months, this year is $104, it just doesn't make sense that they calculate cost of living for people is lower, while everything else is going up. Christmas dinner 2012 we were told that the company had a record profit, early 2013 our benefits we're cut in half, and the max pay is reduced significantly, 401k matching and pension is gone. To sum it: greedy, unprofessional, amateurs, and just horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fear is not respect. Happy employee is a productive employee. Don't tell the employees that the company hit record profit and cut max pay and the benefits couple months later. Workers are humans, and just because we're not all African, doesn't mean that slavery is okay. Slave drivers lower morale. Cut out mandatory overtime, 2 days off every other weekend is not enough. If need to pump the production, hire more people, instead of forcing people to work instead of having time for their kids on their weekends. Hiring slave drivers doesn't improve morale of the workers, especially when hiring managers without a management degree and hire ex-militaries with poor people skills instead. HR need to stop assuming whoever report someone to them first must be the right party, and stop getting on the get as much people in trouble as you can bandwagon.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Great people both union and non-union workforce, had a solid business base, creating safe reliable products for the aerospace industry, great leadership through 2005. Since that time a loss of focus and communication from senior management.

    Cons

    Management changes in 2006 started the downfall, there was no support for the people, everyone became a number and expendable and it showed in their performance in quality and schedule which significantly effected cost. Customer relationships are weaker and no real business prospects to fill the gaping holes that will be left after the 747 and C-17 meet their ultimate fate. Triumph has been successful in dragging Vought down to its tier 2/3 level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some the former leadership (CEO prior to 2006)to bring a strategic focus to the business and give it a chance to grow again, rebuild customer relationships and be the great company it once was. Even if just in an advisory capacity. We are desperate for a focused leader with a understanding of the aerostructures business that has a strategic vision of growth.

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