Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
39 Reviews
2.5
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Intern experience

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

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

    Pros

    1) Ability to enhance your skills, try new tools and explore its feasibility to ease redundant tasks.
    2) Good support from colleagues
    3) Excellent pay

    Cons

    1) IT department needs to grow at a quick pace
    2) They need to understand the importance and the gains which IT can provide to the company apart from being a cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be provided to IT interns and they can be molded into future employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay and supervisors

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more concerned with safety

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company places primary value on numbers to support shipping schedule. Safety and quality are only bywords written to meet a requirement. There is an overtly negative atmosphere and little reason to expect improvement with current leadership in place.

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

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

    Pros

    Recieving a regular pay stub... Decent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Way more stress than need be, and most of it is generated or supported by supervision. Attendance policy is horrible. How can you offer benefits for medical, dental and vision and then punish with "points" when the benefit is used. Human resources appears to be more of a "hit squad" that a company or employee support group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat people with the dignity, respect and consideration that the company core values would have you believe is done. Move forward from an elitist attitude for rule making and enforcement. And lastly, hire people into key positions whose experience with railroad tank cars is not limited to watching them go by at a crossing.

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

    Safety is a big problem at trinity, also very low pay and no advancement opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Brusly, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Brusly, LA

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you need a job

    Cons

    Prejudice and environment are poor qualities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do more effort to satisfy hourly employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This job is for beginners or someone needing a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL

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

    Pros

    I've been here for 2 yrs and the supervisors have very little people skills and only care for production not employees. There is no union so yes there's no dues or fees but that also means that you have nobody to intervene in an argument with management. I've seen just recently where management suspended someone for 3 days without going by their written protocol because they didn't like the person and nothing was done to the management.

    Cons

    This company boasts that you can climb the ladder quickly but in reality it's extremely hard to get a promotion and the pay scale is not competitive with local or even national standards. we are classified as welders but in reality we are fitter welders and that's the reason they say our pay is in line with national standards. Everything we do is fitter welder material and I'm not even getting paid $14 an hr yet after 2 yrs and the company wonders why they have a high turnover rate......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your supervisors to care for employees. this company doesn't pay by production so you should act like it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    company with growth potential in the future

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay for the work that the employees do, good bonus

    Cons

    long hours, hot climate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on better communicating with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This company has provided stable employment but has limited career growth potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Professional in Madisonville, LA
    Current Employee - EHS Professional in Madisonville, LA

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Close to home. Flexible schedule. Enjoy working where I feel like I am making a difference.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for careeer growth. Occasionally difficult physical working conditions. Slowly working towards positive team based organizational culture, but at this time, supervisors do not get much support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Trinity Rail

    • 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 Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Benefits nice. Growing company with lots of opportunities for people at all levels. Looking for ways to innovate and become even more profitable.

    Cons

    A place where those with history don't have time or room for newcomers even though they hired them. Struggling a bit with rapid growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clinton, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clinton, IL

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

    Pros

    Nothing Good! This Company is terrible.

    Cons

    Unrelenting hours, There is no end time and if your salary, expect long hours 7 days a week because they are users. Do Not Work For Trinity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake Up! Be Reasonable.

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