Triumph Group

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Triumph Group Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
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2.6
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Triumph Group President & CEO Jeffry D. Frisby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • These folks will help you and always go the extra distance to get the job done right (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, family oriented, and very easy to get along with co-workers and management (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult at some business units if your position objectives are not clear (in 3 reviews)

  • Recent management changes have changed the entire outlook on this company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Toxic Work Environment Equals Failure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Triumph was lucky to buy a company already staffed with knowledgeable, well trained, experienced, x military employees who had integrity and personal accountability. Mechanics "used" to take pride in a quality product. Wages "used" to be competitive, 401k was encouraged. Workforce "on the floor" is ready, willing and able.

    Cons

    Triumph management was quoted saying to supervisors, "get in their faces, yell at them, threaten them, whatever it takes". Layoffs are constant, backdoor deals and infighting with union, contractors rob the company and walk the door with tools, supply support companies hire untrained, unskilled workers for minimum wage and then they deliver inferior tools and parts. Overtime is mandatory one minute and taken away the next, they use it as needed to make delivery schedules with no real goal that makes sense. Inadequate, unsafe tools designed for 30 years ago. They refuse to spend money on TOOLS THAT ACTUALLY GET THE JOB DONE. Any customer of this this company should think twice. Staff, engineers and mechanics are quitting left and right....this company DOES NOT TREAT EMPLOYEES FAIRLY OR EQUITABLY. They have cultivated an environment of hate and discontent. Its a sad commentary on a once great American Workforce Family that is now complacent and detached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself! Go to the think tank, brainstorm "WITH" your senior employees, don't be afraid to spend money on proved systems and safe tools. Rethink relationships with people on the floor. Cultivate a winning team through respect, pride in product, and real life compensation (not insulting pennies on the dollar that don't keep up with COL). Don't lie, harass or intimidate. Don't do analysis on floor people, DO OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS on the directors and site presidents. Don't turn mgt and supers into hired thugs. At some point you have to realize there is a very important HUMANITY issue that needs addressing. If your people are proud of their workplace, they will give you 110%.Roll your sleeves up, get out on the floor and ask the people what they need to do the job. Most employees HATE the union, this isn't about union/non union...its about being the best American company we can be.
    Would you put YOUR family member on a Triumph built plane or helicopter? Ask the CEOs which airlines they fly on...Ask the CEOs why they rehire known failures as directors that feel zero skilled hamburger flippers can build the best product out there..really? Ask the CEOs how much they spend on their business suits...that would buy a few much needed tools. Ask the CEOs why they feel that their personal golden parachute is more important than THE MEN AND WOMEN they hire to shovel money into their personal pockets. Stop being greedy and act like a company that we can be proud to work for. America needs this more than you know or care about. Lastly, go back and reread W Edwards Demings work philosophy NOT Five Frogs on a Log. Wouldn't it be nice to pit in a hard days work and earn a fair income for a company that you can feel proud to take ownership in? Instead of hearing employees say: "I cant wait to get out of this place, they're killing me".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Triumph Group Review

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

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Large aerospace company with good compensation and diverse aircraft manufacturing.

    Cons

    Poor overall management style and no real communication between departments.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Just started, so I don't have a good feel yet.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Benefits seem good. Medical, 401, profit share.

    Cons

    Low pay to start off with but 6 month raises.

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  5.  

    Great Benefit, Poor Pay for hard work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic I
    Current Employee - Assembly Mechanic I

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Great Co-workers, overtime in most areas

    Cons

    Pay, Hard to advance, Job base on how many standards you get not how much work you do,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people for what they are worth and promote people who have proven themselves and base on skills not base on who you know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunities unrealized...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Stuart, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Stuart, FL

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has a solid work base and a good amount of future committed work. The pay is generally fair, but to the low side of the average at most sites, as profit concerns drive the budgets to keep a tight reign on recurring costs. Multiple sites offer opportunities across the country, without having to change employers. Generally small sites that make up a large corporation.

    Cons

    With the transition away from defined benefit pension plans, the company has not yet figured out how to effectively incentivize the workforce for long term employment. The overall benefits package is still a good package, but not significantly better than offered anywhere else. There has been a steady decline (not unlike everywhere else in the industry) in the overall value of the benefits package, resulting in a feeling among employees that their total pay and benefits is not a good as it was 5 or 10 years ago. "Casual Time" and "Acting Positions" are used more and more often basically having personnel perform work and tasks for no additional pay, and generally little or no recognition, as well. Again, this seems to be an overall industry trend, but whittles away at employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to be unique in the area / industry so that you are the employer of choice.
    Find a way to incentivize your trained and experienced personnel to stay.
    Devote more time and resources into making the workforce feel like part of one big family.
    Never forget your people are your most important resource!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ehhhhhhhh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Triumph Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to new opportunities. If the the crew likes you great place to work.

    Cons

    Fairly stuck in there own ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to have input on hiring process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot from co-workers in many areas of the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very little over site so you are free to manage your time the way you need to get your job done. Work with many extremely knowledgeable people who I have learned a lot from.

    Cons

    Struggle to get projects through to management for approval and very little team work to accomplish similar tasks in a more effective efficient manner. There isn't much oppertunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Triumph Culture and Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Triumph Group (pre-Vought acquisition) was a very decentralized corporation consisting of a diverse group of aerospace manufacturing and MRO companies. Corporate functional staff was very limited, providing the business unit leadership to establish local site culture and performance. This can be good when the local site leadership is good and it can be not so good when local site leadership is not good. The pro is working in a 'small company' atmosphere with large corporate financial strength.

    Cons

    The cons are when local site leadeship is poor. There is not close oversight or monitoring of company culture and a poor culture can endure for a long time leadiing to turnover and loss of company knowledge and continuity. There is not a big focus on employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement closer oversight of business units, focusing on people, employee satisfaction and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    not horrible, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime, if you want it. (its not by day, but by going over a 40 hr week). Seems stable compared to most aircraft. Small business so it's easy to know everyone and get noticed if you work hard. Employee of the month encouragement (however, it's always someone that has been with the company for several years).

    Cons

    Not union. Lower pay and benefits then most aircraft. Most people have been there for a long time so it will take a while to move up (not much opportunity for advancement). Raises aren't very large, even with good reviews. Overtime isn't really negotiable except for emergencies so plan to work 10 to 12 hr shifts throughout the week and to work on the weekends as well (can be hard on family life)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The work was exciting but, you were constantly fighting for resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Park City, UT

    I worked at Triumph Group

    Pros

    The product was industry leading and there are people who real care about turning out the best product possible. Design team was industry leading.

    Cons

    Lack of key resources made it difficult to complete programs on schedule. There was a constant battle for key resources from inspection processes to assembly manpower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff key areas with the manpower necessary to complete existing work flows in a timely manner. Invest in a shop scheduling package that will eliminate the constant manual intervention on the manufacturing floor that is so disruptive to work flows.

    Approves of CEO

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