Triumph Motorcycles Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Promising going in. Disappointed going out.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great office with motorcycles galore.
    Greattach kitchen with snacks.
    Vintage artwork everywhere.
    Staff was friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Could never satisfy senior management.
    They are more like machines than people.
    Changed forecast regularly on a whim to satisfy UK.
    Senior management doesn't understand time required to open new outlets of distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. If you're unhappy or dissatisfied with someone's performance, you have an obligation to warn that improvement is necessary. Don't just smile, same everything is fine and then kick a great employee to the curb


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great brand but poor management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product is fun, the customers are great, events provide great entertainment

    Cons

    Disengaged and out of touch management, rule by intimidation and fear, lack of accountability. Focused on cost control at the detriment of the business.


  3. Cycle of work was up and down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Concept and development work is very interesting and easy to get into. Ability to work with suppliers and other departments gives a well rounded picture of the project.

    Cons

    The amount of administration work is excessive for design engineers. The recommended best practices for use of CAD is not in line with the rest of the industry so it feels like you are learning something a bit negative for development.

    Advice to Management

    Systems need improving to reduce the amount of wasted time. Pull CAD systems back in line with the industry. Relax the work environment.


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  5. Good product, company not too big, the work experience is sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on a good product.
    Get to see project through from start to finish (usually).
    Friday afternoons off.
    Working conditions improving.

    Cons

    Uniform (it is like being back at school).
    Quality of managers varies a lot and will effect your experience.
    Some projects cancelled quite late on.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Fun at first but went down hill rapidly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discounts on bikes and accessories.
    Finishing at 1pm on Fridays
    Seeing components through from conception to volume production

    Cons

    Innovation actively discouraged
    Extremely risk adverse (see point above)
    Like to follow what other companies are doing
    Team leaders can be good, but some are very poor and clearly not fit for leadership
    Promotion is based on hours overtime (or time you give to the business) not on actual ability and productivity during normal working hours
    Very high staff turnover makes it difficult to find people who worked on previous projects which leads to a smaller knowledge base in house

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation and stop following the crowd. Triumph used to be brand that stood out as it really did 'go it's own way'. This attitude has now been completely dropped and should definitely be returned to. Management should stop paying external management companies for bad advice and return to the principles that got them so far and saw them become a major player in the motorcycle industry.


  7. Love my job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a biker I'm the envy of all my friends.
    Get a nice early insight into all new models.
    When a new model is released, I can say, I had a part in that.

    Cons

    There are so many departments working to achieve a goal, it can sometimes be hard getting everyone together to discuss progression of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be decisive about direction and possibly have more team competitions to include more people.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great brand, awful management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great brands and products. Being a small company allows you to get much closer to the decision making than in other big companies and access to the top is easy.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management. As a result the business is not a successful as it could be. A lack of clear vision and the authority to take decisions hampers progress all the time. A lack of recognition, reward and personal development opportunities constrain progress. Remuneration woeful. Previous experience or expertise not recognised, valued or used.

    Office culture is poor due to rigid time and break management. This is more of an issue in non-manufacturing areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Start developing a talent management process, remunerate better and give clear vision.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Interesting but poorly organised and type cast staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting projects if you fall lucky but very little respect for any prior experience the individual may have. 'Cool' public image.

    Cons

    Small company set up with a big company attitude that leads to staff feeling undervalued. Type cast staff who have been brow beaten into corporate robots after working there for any length of time. A very institutionalised feel to the company and the staff that leads to a very poor experience. Furthermore the CEO is highly offensive with his 1950's attitudes towards other people.

    Advice to Management

    Send Nick Bloor on a public speaking course as he conveys himself very poorly during presentations. Relax the working hours rules to allow some flexibility for staff to carry out errands and such that otherwise become a struggle. Remove the corporate attitude and remove the mandatory uniform as this does not reflect the attitude of a 'cool and trendy' motorcycle brand.


  10. interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of exposure to many project and problems

    Cons

    poor salary, virtually no benefits



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