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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.

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  1. When Its Good Is Really Good, When It's Bad It's Really Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to move around and learn different aspects of the business and there were plenty of opportunities to dig into the details and learn new things or make improvements.

    Cons

    When business gets tough, decisions are made based on who knows you and likes you rather than on who are the best people for the job.

    Advice to Management

    More employee focus...take care of your most valuable assets.

  2. Positive work environment with opportunity to learn and grow.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct interaction with upper management
    Opportunity to be involved with decision making proces

    Cons

    Very "old" environment
    Conservative, business minded company
    Very Formal

    Advice to Management

    Great job developing employees

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