Trinity Industries

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Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
51 Reviews
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  1.  

    A company with unlimited professional opportunities

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    A multitude of businesses with plenty of areas for growth. Great office culture with a caring attitude. Senior leadership always available and willing to listen to new ideas. Company values clearly stated and reinforced.

    Cons

    Initial understanding of the roles and responsibilities for the numerous plants/business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Trinity cares about its employees and offers a positive work experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Trinity Industries offers employees a premier experience including financial stability, career advancement and personal growth in addition to competitive compensation.

    Cons

    The company's current growth trend has presented some challenges in from a technology & systems perspective; however, we are making advancements daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider delegating authority a bit more to balance work load and increase the speed to resolution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Realize how good you have it

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay for someone WANTING to work. Management does care. Opportunity for advancement if you actually come to work everyday and do your job

    Cons

    Bad attitudes of hourly workforce. This runs off new hires which leads to very high turn over. Which feeds bad attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suck it up and reprimand bad behavior. Work on changing culture and making grown ups behave like grown ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not Concerned with Employee Safety

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    overworked,underpaid,and fired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    fix equipment when it brakes not when an accident happens

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

    Great management!

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Management was always helpful and would help you with anything.

    Cons

    Some of the employees who had been around awhile, weren't that nice or helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities and mobility. Several amazing supervisors!

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

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Adequate training, if the employee was willing to work on their own time to improve their flexibility of skills, Trinity fully supported their efforts.

    Cons

    Although quite some time since I was employed with Trinity, I found it challenging to introduce new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn up hill welding

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

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

    Pros

    Good money lots over time

    Cons

    Getting tank car 8 finished and out the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Jetsons meet the Flintstones...and try to breed.

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

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

    Pros

    paychecks are direct deposit.....free coffee and a free lunch now and then.
    downstairs has a nice bathroom to drop a good load in private.

    Cons

    You have a huge group of AARP members with no relevant knowledge or skills left....they just linger about. Then, there is the gaggle of aerospace or tech company rejects that were hired to manage a company that does not do a thing in manufacturing that was not being done the same way 50 years ago. The accounting,HR and IT disiplines at corporate are up to speed with most modern companies so if you need a job in these professions, you will enjoy it. If you think you can bring experience in manufacturing, engineering ... you will want to jump out of the window. If you are not a good engineer, this is a great place to catch a free ride and wait for people to leave if you have the time. you may get a seat by window.

    Operations are horrendous.....most plants look like they are in a third world country. Ancient technology .....Filthy, old ,out dated ,poorly maintained equipment.

    if you really need a job to keep your familly fed, by all means take a job here.
    if you have a job...but no one is peeing on your back, and telling you its raining, stay put and look elsewhere. It is not a move up if you are marketable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make your new hires work in operations for the first 180 days and vet people thoroughly before you let them lead people and by the way....you need more clerical staff.... you pay 70k plus for professional engineers to type away on the 40 year old MRP system when they could be designing out cost and looking at new materials to be more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big and growing company

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Advancement, work flow, enviornment, compensation, location

    Cons

    401k only matches 3% after 5 years which the most it will go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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