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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  • long hours, exposure to elements (in 10 reviews)

  • Still old school and could set them up for lawsuits re: discrimination and intimidation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "They took a chance on me with very limited experience straight out of college, super nice staff and people all around"

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    Former Employee - Business Continuity Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Continuity Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They took a chance on me with very limited experience straight out of college, super nice staff and people all around

    Cons

    I was kinda miss managed the whole time, a little over a year. while easy it lacked I fulfillment and I eventually left


  2. "welder"

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    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to learn how to work and improve your welding skills

    Cons

    theirs not a really good safety program there its quantity over safety and quality

    Advice to Management

    improve in safety and try to help employees to work safer around new employees

  3. "Stable company but not much professional development"

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

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    This company was a good professional environment with a good people.

    Cons

    In the corporate office, departments are very segmented so there is not a lot of opportunity for individual or professional growth even when you try to initiate in yourself.


  4. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Long hours good money good benefits

    Cons

    No family time poor management

    Advice to Management

    Family first


  5. "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Caruthersville, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Caruthersville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the area,my job not to strenuous

    Cons

    To trigger happy on discipline, old boy network, nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, manage better, invest in better equipment, more training for employees.


  6. "Better than most"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits. The best benefits I have seen in a while.

    Cons

    It's feast or famine. THey don't stretch work out to an even pace. It's work like crazy, tons of OT, then do good to get 40.

    Advice to Management

    figure out how to make work flow more consistent.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Throw enough seemingly random solutions at problems, eventually something may work."

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    Current Employee - Department Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, and may be getting better.

    Trying to bring down overtime by adding an additional shift.

    If you work in Quality Assurance, you definitely have job security, but perhaps for the wrong reasons.

    Cons

    Perpetual rework, resulting overtime, and then blame-gaming after which little seems to change on the floor, except the addition of more complex, even redundant paperwork.

    Seems to be managed poorly at nearly every level, with frequent corporate intervention needed. Revolving door at upper plant management level in Tulsa.

    Management won't listen to experienced supervisors, prefers to dictate "solutions" seemingly arbitrarily.

    Every shift brings the same (preventable) problems, beginning with defects and broken equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to supervisors, specifically those whose expertise was specifically sought out to solve issues, and especially about replacing frequently-breaking equipment, which is where all the problems seem to begin, and is what is probably concealing more subtle issues, like personnel incompetence.

    Stop gaslighting people.

  8. "Could do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    They pay me twice a month

    Cons

    lack of systems and innovation


  9. "Trinity is a stable company for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People stay for a long time, security in certain divisions because the industry is very old and established. Ability to transfer from one subsidiary to another.

    Cons

    Need to focus more on compliance with workplace laws at the plant level. Still old school and could set them up for lawsuits re: discrimination and intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee growth as well as meeting production goals. Help employees feel valuable and part of the team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A company that has been getting better over the past few years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to Senior Management; Diverse work experiences; Entrepreneurial culture, Interesting work, The company culture is becoming more current (less dated)

    Cons

    Uncompetitive compensation; Limited mobility, especially in down cycles; Underinvestment in assets (people, systems, facilities), Company Is sometimes "pennywise and pound foolish"

    Advice to Management

    Corp. senior managers need to better learn how to manage and properly motivate employees. This should be a focus area in the future and will pay dividends

    Trinity Industries Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Trinity Industries

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


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