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Updated February 18, 2018
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits meet a lot of good who work with you (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay & Benifits plenty overtime (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, exposure to elements (in 10 reviews)

  • poor employee relations, quick to term employees, high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Pell City, AL
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Pell City, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay,good people,great environment,climate controled, having all the tools you need to work with at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Not enough overtime. Could pay more based on how much production i do after the 100% goal is completed daily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work especially in the layout 2nd shift department management team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Conventional family based job security

    Cons

    Not modern in technology no work from home

  3. "crane operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Operator in Lima, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay 401k was good

    Cons

    heavy dirty work management was really bad

    Advice to Management

    no


  4. "Best JOB"

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    Current Employee - Outreach in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Outreach in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere
    Everyone works as a TEAM
    I LOVE MY JOB
    Great benefits

    Cons

    I’m Making too much money!


  5. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Mfg Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, great culture

    Cons

    Old style management need to be more open minded

    Advice to Management

    Need to rethink investing strategies


  6. Helpful (1)

    "4 year FTE"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management on an individual level is good. pay is competitive and benefits are better than most places.

    Cons

    Company can't seem to get out of the 18th century Technology wise. Also ridiculously paranoid about lawsuits as well as treating their non-IT end users, especially the executives, with kid-gloves. No end user responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your IT department. What is wanted and what can be delivered are two different things.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment, Poor Mid-Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Materials Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Materials Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly. Competitive Pay. Comfortable environment.

    Cons

    Emphasis on education over knowledge/ experience.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time understanding employees in order to establish a respectful rapport. Notice when more direction/support is warranted and not just assume everyone is on the same page.

    Trinity Industries Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for your positive review and for taking the time to leave us feedback.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Old ways won’t open new doors..."

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    •Competitive pay and benefits. Quarterly bonuses are nice when they come.

    •Can build close relationships if your in the main office/salary position. Tight-knit family feel.

    •Kaizen / Op-Ex events are great if you get chosen to participate in a one. Takes you away from your daily norm and get to meet people outside your department that you normally wouldn’t have.

    Cons

    •EXTREMELY high turnover. Lost count on the number of operators/welders I seen come and go, this was within my first 5-6months being there...

    •The hours that the supervisors work are suicide. 12-14 hour days seem to be the norm for them. This doesn’t include working weekends which happens quite often. Have seen several supervisors come and go due to this.

    •Work conditions on the shop floor is very dreadful. Minor improvements have been done but no where near where it could be. Conditions during the winter and summer months are brutal.

    •Production seems to be the first, second, and third priority; all the other departments come next (maintenance, materials, quality, etc). “Hitting numbers” I get is essential, but seems to be the only important thing to the managers/corporate office. The problem or challenges of the other departments don’t come to light unless it’s made a negative impact on production (slowed them down), which then gets everyone into “all hands on deck” mode. A lot of fire chasing is done rather then taking the time to prevent fires so to speak.

    •The old school “it’s my way or the highway” attitude runs deep within most of management. Fear and intimidation is commonly used to get things done. The phrase “if you can’t get it done, we’ll find someone who will..” seems to be normal language. Profanity is used surprisingly a lot in meetings...

    •The overall morale is quite negative of most people, they are either sad, bitter or depressed about something. I admire the few that stay positive despite the situations. The work can be very stressful and for the most part, USUALLY is...you won’t find many people smiling around here unless it’s Friday...

    •Comfort zone cripples a lot of good people here. Either the fear of change or lack of succession plan keeps people you see that are capable of so much more but seem to be stuck.

    •The engineering department is greatly under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    •Get over the number of years you’ve been there or title you may currently have and start being aware of the issues of your direct reports. It pains me writing this for there are a lot of good people that have come and gone simply for they do not feel valued for what they do, which leads to most if not all of them “keeping their options open..”

    •Take the time to analyze and prevent the same problems that arise rather then facing them when it’s too late. This goes for the other departments as well, recognizing and valuing them the same way as Production. For truth be told, if either of the other departments are struggling, IT WILL affect production one way or the other...

    •Changes need to start being embraced. A lot of the methods and procedures done are still very outdated. Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is insanity, which we all know but isn’t followed.. There’s so much potential with this company but the culture and leadership of management/the corporate office is what’s killing them. Old ways won’t open new doors...

    Trinity Industries Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for the time you have taken to leave us detailed feedback. This will be shared with the appropriate leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fitter/ welder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Steele, AL
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Steele, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I currently work there and I like

    Cons

    Is only one issue work on Sunday

    Advice to Management

    Ok

    Trinity Industries Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Trinity Industries

    Wow - 10+ years! Thank you for your dedication to Trinity. We appreciate your hard work and thank you for the review.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    I cannot think of one.

    Cons

    Technology group had a difficult and prohibitive attitude towards women. Withholding projects, pointed lack of inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Update your company's culture to a more fitting version of an American Corporation in this decade. Ensure that our values as Americans are upheld even when you source other countries for employees.


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