Triumph Group

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Triumph Group Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
54 Reviews
2.6
54 Reviews
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Triumph Group President & CEO Jeffry D. Frisby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • These folks will help you and always go the extra distance to get the job done right (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, family oriented, and very easy to get along with co-workers and management (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult at some business units if your position objectives are not clear (in 3 reviews)

  • Recent management changes have changed the entire outlook on this company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall Rating

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Clemmons, NC
    Current Employee - Buyer in Clemmons, NC

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Great bunch of people to work with

    Cons

    the mgt is out of touch with the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Good pay for a good days hard work and all raises are performance type not based on seniority.

    Cons

    Subject to layoffs according to work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    A lot of work and little pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    You will learn a lot because the procurement department is severely understaffed.

    Cons

    Leadership, Sexist, Poor Pay, Favoritism

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  5.  

    Toxic Work Environment Equals Failure

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    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Red Oak, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Triumph was lucky to buy a company already staffed with knowledgeable, well trained, experienced, x military employees who had integrity and personal accountability. Mechanics "used" to take pride in a quality product. Wages "used" to be competitive, 401k was encouraged. Workforce "on the floor" is ready, willing and able.

    Cons

    Triumph management was quoted saying to supervisors, "get in their faces, yell at them, threaten them, whatever it takes". Layoffs are constant, backdoor deals and infighting with union, contractors rob the company and walk the door with tools, supply support companies hire untrained, unskilled workers for minimum wage and then they deliver inferior tools and parts. Overtime is mandatory one minute and taken away the next, they use it as needed to make delivery schedules with no real goal that makes sense. Inadequate, unsafe tools designed for 30 years ago. They refuse to spend money on TOOLS THAT ACTUALLY GET THE JOB DONE. Any customer of this this company should think twice. Staff, engineers and mechanics are quitting left and right....this company DOES NOT TREAT EMPLOYEES FAIRLY OR EQUITABLY. They have cultivated an environment of hate and discontent. Its a sad commentary on a once great American Workforce Family that is now complacent and detached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself! Go to the think tank, brainstorm "WITH" your senior employees, don't be afraid to spend money on proved systems and safe tools. Rethink relationships with people on the floor. Cultivate a winning team through respect, pride in product, and real life compensation (not insulting pennies on the dollar that don't keep up with COL). Don't lie, harass or intimidate. Don't do analysis on floor people, DO OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS on the directors and site presidents. Don't turn mgt and supers into hired thugs. At some point you have to realize there is a very important HUMANITY issue that needs addressing. If your people are proud of their workplace, they will give you 110%.Roll your sleeves up, get out on the floor and ask the people what they need to do the job. Most employees HATE the union, this isn't about union/non union...its about being the best American company we can be.
    Would you put YOUR family member on a Triumph built plane or helicopter? Ask the CEOs which airlines they fly on...Ask the CEOs why they rehire known failures as directors that feel zero skilled hamburger flippers can build the best product out there..really? Ask the CEOs how much they spend on their business suits...that would buy a few much needed tools. Ask the CEOs why they feel that their personal golden parachute is more important than THE MEN AND WOMEN they hire to shovel money into their personal pockets. Stop being greedy and act like a company that we can be proud to work for. America needs this more than you know or care about. Lastly, go back and reread W Edwards Demings work philosophy NOT Five Frogs on a Log. Wouldn't it be nice to pit in a hard days work and earn a fair income for a company that you can feel proud to take ownership in? Instead of hearing employees say: "I cant wait to get out of this place, they're killing me".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not What They Advertise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are in a lucrative market where there seems to be many opportunities.

    Cons

    I was in Program Management in the Vought Aircraft Division for almost 20 years.

    The management of this company has driven it from a successful tier 1 integrator to a tier 3 parts maker.

    Most of their current customers hate them and their employees are looking for a way out.

    They get more more business by buying it and make promises they don't have enough able staff to keep.

    Inevitably it has become a sweatshop and a place in which no one can take pride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate your business via vertical integration and reduce your dependency on outside suppliers. Rebuild the ability to design, launch, develop and scale to full rate production - that was your discriminator and your strength.

     When the product is stable, then off-shore and reduce cost, but always maintain the ability to do it yourself. Control your supply chain - not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that is a bit out of date.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Group (less than an year)

    Pros

    They treat me well as an employee.

    Cons

    They don't always pay the most competitively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy with your pay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Triumph Group of company's are made up of outstanding Aerospace Manufacturing and MRO business units.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Director in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Director in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Triumph Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Triumph Group has a wonderful health benefits program for employees inclusive of families. Time off is great with the industry average paid holidays and earned vacation time. You have great opportunities to grow your career here.

    Cons

    You must take advantage of the new online personal review system. Failure to do this can be career ending or at the least halting. Work life balance can be difficult at some business units if your position objectives are not clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with portfolio growth objectives, continue to invest into the personnel and facilities you already own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible

    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good but that's about it. I learned a lot about how to control yourself in chaotic situations. Also learned how a business is not supposed to be ran.

    Cons

    When hired on initially, it was a great place to work. Now its a joke, Management treats employees like children and they make up their own rules as they go along.

  10.  

    Triumph Group Review

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

    I have been working at Triumph Group

    Pros

    Large aerospace company with good compensation and diverse aircraft manufacturing.

    Cons

    Poor overall management style and no real communication between departments.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    West Hartford facility is terrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Worker in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Office Worker in West Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Triumph Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone (other than management) is great to work with. We have/had a lot of very knowledgeable long time employees that care and work extremely hard. These folks will help you and always go the extra distance to get the job done right.

    Cons

    This facility use to be part of the Goodrich family. Gone are the days where a quality product is produced. Caring about the employee is non-existent. Communication from management is very poor. They wait until after the fact to inform the employees. HR is ALWAYS covering up for poor managers. Middle management is the worst. They continually beat up on the employees due to their lack of knowledge and leadership. They refuse to hire additional help when someone leaves the company, then blames the employees for not keeping up the same quotas. Middle management is insecure and untrained. They continually blame the employees for their poor leadership. Good people are leaving this facility in droves because they're hard work is not appreciated or recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform a middle management house cleaning.
    Hire people who know how to lead and promote a good working culture.
    Treat ALL your employees fairly and with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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