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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. "Lack of consistent management policies and enforcement"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady work and steady pay

    Cons

    Unprofessional management showing favoritism and not inforceing company policy.
    Supervisor sits in office all day texting while hi lo driver does his work.

    Advice to Management

    The Lima Ohio Trinity guardrail plant is the most unprofessional place Ive ever seen.The management is inconsistent at inforceing company policy and only reprimands certain workers.They allow racial and profane remarks.One supervisor there gives financial support to the hi lo driver to do his job on first shift.They need to be investigated! I have contacted Dallac and they do not answer my emails.Please monitor their behavior there as even though new policies are now being put into effect they may only enforce it with certain workers.There is a lot of favoritism there.Please help!!!!!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Warning!!!! Turn around and go the other way!!!!! Tulsa, Oklahoma"

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    Current Employee - Material Control in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Material Control in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and good people to work with accept the management. You will always have work to do because everyone like to do the job twice.

    Cons

    Working 7 days a week 12 hour shifts. If you have no life and no family this is for you. They will lie. Example: welder gets hired to be a welder. He is down at the burn table using a torch cutting scrap. You can not trust this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and pull your head out of your butt

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Class A Welder
    Current Employee - Class A Welder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits. Wonderful job and great company. I love the work and pay

    Cons

    Supervisors have access to all your info including being able to change your clock in and out times. They erased days of work and charged me absences for days i worked. I complained to hr and was told i couldnt do anything. Only workers are ever drug tested. .Never upper management. Despite complaints from many about open use of drugs. Dont file a complaint about money shorted from your check because you will be subject to harassment and have your hours cut. You only get promotions if you are friends with supervisor. Very corrupt and illegal things go on at plant 19 and you cant do anything about it cause its the supervisors doing it and no one cares.i love my job but supervisors make it impossible to stay. They fired several people for complaint against the management since i started.

    Advice to Management

    Mandatory drug testing for supervisors. Dont let supervisors have access to personal files and time cards. Plant 19


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!! Horrible!!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clinton, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Clinton, IL

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

    Pros

    Nothing Good! This Company is terrible.

    Cons

    Unrelenting hours, There is no end time and if your salary, expect long hours 7 days a week because they are users. Do Not Work For Trinity.

    Advice to Management

    Wake Up! Be Reasonable.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Safety is a big problem at trinity, also very low pay and no advancement opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Brusly, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Brusly, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you need a job

    Cons

    Prejudice and environment are poor qualities

    Advice to Management

    Should do more effort to satisfy hourly employees


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Would never recommend to a friend."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement if you like to "play the game"

    Cons

    VP's will lie to try to get what they want. Everyone seems out to only cover their own tails and advance no matter who they step on. Traditional company with lots of "untouchables". Meetings about having other meetings. Managers with no management experience.

    Advice to Management

    Actually hold people to the values you say you promote.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanagement at its best!"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL
    Former Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pell city plant sucks, overworked and underpaid. Benefits are non existing. Did I mention LEAN? Get a dry erase board! Lol

    Cons

    The job! Get prepared to get stabbed in the back. Management is to aggressive, can't keep good employees. High turnover rate....

    Advice to Management

    Apply your core values, and do more than just listen to your hourly employees....

  8. "Quality Assurance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hard work and some very good people

    Cons

    Long hours with little compensation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "notgood"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hrs are there if you want them

    Cons

    Drugs and no safty in shop


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not my kind of place"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and bonus was good. Flexibility with hours. Some people were really nice and cared if you were there. Potential for growth both lateral and upward.

    Cons

    So much to say...

    Management had no vision and didn't empower employees. Negative work environment. My role changed numerous times and the team was not at all stable. Lots of turnover and management had no focus on positioning employees based on talent and skill. Old systems (BPCS - mainframe) and practices (lots of paper - people carry portfolios with all the paper in them...). Saw plenty of career opportunities for people if you could stand to be in that type of cyclical and unhappy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees know what's going on and have good ideas. Talk to them. Don't manage from your office; get out with the people.


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