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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  • "long hours, exposure to elements" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Old school mentality that can sometimes leave younger employees frustrated" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    Trinity Industries Response

    Mar 20, 2018 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication! We appreciate you taking time to leave us feedback as well.


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Dated tools and processes. Leadership slow to make any changes

    Advice to Management

    Update the IT Systems

  3. "Ok, some good and some not so good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large employer, opportunity for growth if you work hard

    Cons

    Didn’t feel valued by some, a lot of politics and lack of communication made transparency an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


  4. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    They do not pay nearly what you are worth, they do not care about their employees at a corporate level, and they will hire underqualified people at a higher salary than you to do less than you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about good business practices.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "This Company is a JOKE."

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Unless you're an idiot, because idiots can THRIVE at this company.

    Cons

    The absolute worst "leadership". Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. The people in leadership completely lack business-sense, any and all leadership skills, backbone, technical and analytical skills, tenacity, integrity, and numerous other necessary traits for success. If each of them were to ask themselves at the end of each day - "Did I earn my paycheck today?" - and then answered honestly... they'd all have to say No. They utterly do not add value to the organization. And on top of that, they suck dry all the energy and positivity from the people that do when they do not value insights from their employees. What's that saying about hiring smart people so they can tell us what to do ... well Trinity hires dumb people to crush the spirits of smart people who could be helping the organization to grow and thrive.
    I suggest in the each of the next big meetings within teams and with leadership and with larger teams and at the" round tables" and "skip-levels" - ask your teams this - "Who here has ever felt that you had a great idea or feedback, but you didn't feel comfortable speaking up because you believed it it would not even be considered or you might even be admonished for it? Who here has felt like that often?" (Also and unfortunately, answering in the affirmative can be scary because it can be perceived as you saying your boss is ineffective, and no one wants to have that target put on their backs. Trinity makes no effort to create an environment where you feel comfortable being honest. It just becomes ingrained in you that staying quiet is the safe thing to do if you want to keep your job.)
    Further, they do not have any structure or pathway or interest in career growth for their employees. They value only external candidates for higher roles. So many great internal people have been passed up for leadership roles that they could so clearly excel in. It's truly sad. People bring it up to leadership all of the time at the "round tables" and other venues, but they are a never truly heard.
    If shareholders/investors really knew how poorly this company was run, they would certainly take their money and run.
    HR flat out lies to candidates in the interview and hiring process and again once they are employees. And I mean huge, ridiculous lies.
    Skilled, intelligent, capable employees are leaving this company in droves because they do not fit in at such an impotent company.
    Do not work here! You will regret it!

    Advice to Management

    Google the term 'Leadership". It won't help you become a better leader (at this point, nothing can), but at least you'll know the definition if someone asks you in an elevator or something.


  6. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Pell City, AL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Pell City, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    To much to list, But it’s a job if you can get past the level of ignorance you have to put up with from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the CEO start over with your Pell City Al plant from number 3 down. Eric and Sam are hands down the best for the Positions they have and are the only two people that I wouldn’t fire. Hope you read this..


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive great benefits

    Cons

    Work stability layoffs are possible

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do

  8. "Administrative-Maintenance Services"

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

    I worked at Trinity Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have nice co-workers & job is close to home.

    Cons

    Old school mentality is entrenched, difficult to change processes. Morale is bad due to poor work life balance, disregard for employees, favoritism, lack of employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace or reassign long term management who perpetuate an atmosphere of “rule by iron fist”. Employees should not feel intimidation, but empowerment and will not take iniative unless they are inspired.


  9. "Commercial Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional and safe work environment,

    Cons

    Very large and the bureaucracy is entrenched.


  10. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Operations is full of good people.

    Cons

    Recruiting Dept and HR overall is very unprofessional and dishonest. Stay away, revolving door.