Trinity Industries

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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  1.  

    nice facility.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    management and supervisors are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove supervisors who are afraid on getting dirty to help out their workers.

  2. 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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    Grew Career - trying to change culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Open with information
    - Very nimble, adapt quickly to changing business conditions
    - Many long term employees

    Cons

    - Employee development and retention was poor - need recognized and trying to be addressed
    - Very cyclical market
    - Very long hours - 6 and 7 day work weeks
    - very old equiment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include all levels of the organization in incentive programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    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
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great job developing employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It payed the bills

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    Former Employee - Material Control in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Material Control in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    i was able to get overtime usually anytime I needed it. And the work was never usually to hard to do.

    Cons

    Noone ever knew what was going on. You might come in one day and do one thing, and then undo it all the next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn but pay isn't competitive enough to keep seasoned employees

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    Former Employee - IT Area in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Area in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Good team culture. Management is understanding of time off needed. Great place to learn advanced technologies for the willing employee. Training is offered although tough to get.

    Cons

    Pay is not isn't competitive enough to keep seasoned employees. It is hard to stay when any job offer a person gets will probably be a lucrative raise. The vacation policy is very strange. It amounts to one week vacation the first year of employment depending on what month a person starts. It is a business casual environment but the dress code is strict. Jeans are not allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive salaries would go a very long way to creating lifers. People want to work there but employees are forced to leave for monitary reasons.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I am satisfied with my current level of employment

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    Current Employee - Operator C in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Operator C in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    A very fair company. No union means no union dues and the company treats it's employees fairly and with a sense of respect. Good hours. Company issued personal protective gear including annual safety boots.

    Cons

    I am currently having some difficulty finding requirements for advancement to next operator level. This appears to be an issue with a number of employees not just myself. I intend to persue the matter, though, and expect that I will be able to get satisfactory results.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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