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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated April 18, 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)

  • No one ever admits they made a mistake and always looks to blame others (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "MAINTENANCE"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job was very difficult

    Cons

    I learned a lot from this job . I kept me experiencing lots of heavy labor

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the god work


  2. "coupler finisher"

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    Former Employee - Coupler Finisher for Train Parts in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Coupler Finisher for Train Parts in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits meet a lot of good who work with you

    Cons

    Very long work hours manager and supervisor treated the employees like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    Management should learn how to appreciate their employees

    Trinity Industries Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    We truly appreciate you leaving us feedback. We will share this with the appropriate leaders.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Caution is primary with this company."

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Longview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages and decent benefits package if you choose options carefully. Opportunities are available to "learn as you go" in welding practice.

    Cons

    Initiative is not rewarded as supervisors tend to be in cliques and protect their own jobs resorting to unethical practices with documentation and employee interaction. Market forecast is still iffy through end of this year going into '17. Expect hours to fluctuate.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with daily process rather than just following the reports that are provided at shops as supervisors know how to "fix" the numbers so efficiency and quality metrics aren't used for transparency.

    Trinity Industries Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for the feedback. We take what you say very seriously and will follow up with the right leadership.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Business Unit Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Quality Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Unit Quality Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good peers to work with; they hire good talent. Benefits are very good, and bonuses seem to be given to many employees.

    Cons

    Employment is very tenuous. The company is still run by the Wallace family and you get crossways with anybody and you are out the door. They will also arbitrarily replace Presidents and other Executives of their Divisions without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Before you let somebody go, have an exit interview. Good people are being let go with no cause except a persons whim.


  5. "Trinity Rail"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    All the overtime you want.

    Cons

    No structure at any level of management

    Trinity Industries Response

    Aug 2, 2016 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and leave feedback. We will send your concerns through the appropriate channels.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Assurance Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Gladewater, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Gladewater, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay. Awesome employees, Great rate of pay.

    Cons

    Groups, Cliques and the Good ol Boy System are all in play here. If you are not a member, you'll be made to quit or fired.


  7. "Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing & Social Media Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing & Social Media Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people

    Cons

    Underhanded practices and unkept promises

  8. "look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Welder Fitter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Welder Fitter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    place to finish to learn how to weld

    Cons

    they buy other companies and shut down the entire place laying people off

    Advice to Management

    follow advice and examples from the employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Depends"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    It's a company that if you can last through the the rough times, you will retire there.

    Cons

    Corporate couldn't care less about the people in the field. Often on the lower end of the pay scale for every job. If you don't have a "brown nose" personality you won't last long. Education isn't valued and will often hurt you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop driving away top talent. Invest in something that doesn't help kill the environment for once.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Vidor, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Vidor, TX

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired on, benefits

    Cons

    cut throat plant wide mentality

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold people accountable


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