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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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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. "secure"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Ashland City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great job. great co workers

    Cons

    just the drive and i'm only part time and no benefits for part timer


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  6. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, really nice people and flexible

    Cons

    Just getting started with Agile and certain other technologies that are popular outside

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that I am aware of


  7. "Trinity"

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    Current Employee - Welder/Q A in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Welder/Q A in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a bunch of good hard working guys

    Cons

    If you not family you don't fit it in they don't care about your family and personal life

    Advice to Management

    Can use the core values thats set instead of there own logic

    Trinity Industries Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for the feedback and the overall positive rating.

  8. "Mediocre"

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Some positions have flex time

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, incredibly old school management styles, bureaucratic work environment

    Trinity Industries Response

    May 9, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast advancement for motivated Individuals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKees Rocks, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKees Rocks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, relaxed work environment, accommodating management.

    Cons

    Dirty, smokey, and dated equipment. Lack of direct supervision, unpredictable scheduling. Hours can be brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Help with general solutions rather than leaving all decisions up to employees.

    Trinity Industries Response

    May 9, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    We are grateful for the 5+ years you’ve dedicated to the Trinity team! Your thoughts and concerns are important to us, and we will send them to the correct leadership.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give 2 days a year off to non-smokers. Makes up for all the breaks the smokers take. You do have to certify that you are a non smoker.

    Cons

    Have an old attitude towards benefits. They need to up their vacation and and treat all office workers the same on time off for illness. Exempt gets weeks off per year, non-exempt gets 5 days a year. Once you use it, they start taking your vacation.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep the younger generation from jumping ship, you need to upgrade your benefits.


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