Trinity Industries

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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Clinton, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clinton, IL

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time for more than a 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.

  2.  

    Run away

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    Current Employee - Class A Welder
    Current Employee - Class A Welder

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits. Wonderful job and great company. I love the work and pay

    Cons

    Supervisors have access to all your info including being able to change your clock in and out times. They erased days of work and charged me absences for days i worked. I complained to hr and was told i couldnt do anything. Only workers are ever drug tested. .Never upper management. Despite complaints from many about open use of drugs. Dont file a complaint about money shorted from your check because you will be subject to harassment and have your hours cut. You only get promotions if you are friends with supervisor. Very corrupt and illegal things go on at plant 19 and you cant do anything about it cause its the supervisors doing it and no one cares.i love my job but supervisors make it impossible to stay. They fired several people for complaint against the management since i started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory drug testing for supervisors. Dont let supervisors have access to personal files and time cards. Plant 19

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Warning!!!! Turn around and go the other way!!!!! Tulsa, Oklahoma

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    Current Employee - Material Control  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Material Control in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Trinity Industries for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money and good people to work with accept the management. You will always have work to do because everyone like to do the job twice.

    Cons

    Working 7 days a week 12 hour shifts. If you have no life and no family this is for you. They will lie. Example: welder gets hired to be a welder. He is down at the burn table using a torch cutting scrap. You can not trust this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management and pull your head out of your butt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Keep looking.

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get some free donuts now and then and if you consider that your incentive, you will.be happy.

    Cons

    Old systems and even older management style. Legacy hires dump their own work on new people and way too many layers to get funds approved. Yes, they make money because they have a large market share of some.sectors but the competition is coming on. Don't expect bonuses, just other people's work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flat line reporting structures and stop hiring someone based on what school they attended. Hire people that don't job hop every two years. That is not a sign of diversity or experience, that is someone no one else wanted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of consistent management policies and enforcement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady work and steady pay

    Cons

    Unprofessional management showing favoritism and not inforceing company policy.
    Supervisor sits in office all day texting while hi lo driver does his work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Lima Ohio Trinity guardrail plant is the most unprofessional place Ive ever seen.The management is inconsistent at inforceing company policy and only reprimands certain workers.They allow racial and profane remarks.One supervisor there gives financial support to the hi lo driver to do his job on first shift.They need to be investigated! I have contacted Dallac and they do not answer my emails.Please monitor their behavior there as even though new policies are now being put into effect they may only enforce it with certain workers.There is a lot of favoritism there.Please help!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult at times.....

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Previous manager was a great teacher. Willing to build you into what the company needs..

    Cons

    Too Politically Correct! Hourly fight amongst themselves. Dog - Eat - Dog!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't do it in todays society.... But stop being politically correct. Get the Job Done. Listen to the Junior Supervisors who have good Ideas. Improve pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trinity Industries - Dallas, TX

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

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the new management that was brought in were great managers

    Cons

    Old management and culture made working there impossible - until this changes extensive amount of time will be dedicated to putting out unscheduled fires in work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to top brass.

    Cons

    Minimal to no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many employees are getting to or are past retirement age.... you may want to look into nurturing/growing your "younger" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great upward potential due to older demographics, manufacturing mentality, and much lower comparative pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Older demographics leave lots of room for fast upward growth by hardworking Gen Xrs and Gen Y'rs. Management is honest and hardworking.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits comparatively lower to most other industry peers. Ultra conservative, old school company does not embrace change well or fast enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to effect change, it needs to be enabled through grass roots efforts that are embraced and enforced by Senior mgmt. Pay is not sufficient to compete against your competition. Benefits, especially health care and 401K are lackluster at best, and HC benefits continue to decline in value. Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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