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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits meet a lot of good who work with you (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay & Benifits plenty overtime (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, exposure to elements (in 10 reviews)

  • poor employee relations, quick to term employees, high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "4 year FTE"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management on an individual level is good. pay is competitive and benefits are better than most places.

    Cons

    Company can't seem to get out of the 18th century Technology wise. Also ridiculously paranoid about lawsuits as well as treating their non-IT end users, especially the executives, with kid-gloves. No end user responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your IT department. What is wanted and what can be delivered are two different things.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "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. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great stepping stone for a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Team oriented | Great place to start your career | Plenty of vacation time and sick time | Visibility with upper management | Managers are all very approachable and provide excellent mentorship

    Cons

    "Old Boys Club" | Older company that is set in its ways on many things | Nepotistic; some undeserving, unskilled employees will get promotions over others that are more deserving based on who they know | Cyclical business model, the company goes through downturns every 6-7 years, causing stress for employees due to thinking they will be laid off. | Non-monetary benefits are less progressive than other companies in the DFW area

    Advice to Management

    Take the exit interviews of younger employees seriously if you want to retain and attract younger talent.

    Trinity Industries Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Trinity Industries

    Thank you for providing feedback on your experience working here and the overall positive rating. We will share your thoughts with the appropriate leaders.


  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 (1)

    "Maintenance"

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

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Average or better pay check

    Cons

    Dirty nasty late night shift

    Advice to Management

    Don't ship jobs to Mexico


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