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Trinity Industries Employee Reviews about "old school"

Updated Dec 20, 2018

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Pros
  • "Pay was great, had overtime, and great benefits(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good pay & Benifits plenty overtime(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours, Stress, and Crazy Deadlines(in 11 reviews)

  • "Old school mentality in the shops(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Liaison Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Hands on work at the shop.

    Cons

    Old school mentality in the shops

    Trinity Industries2018-12-21
  2. "Administrative-Maintenance Services"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have nice co-workers & job is close to home.

    Cons

    Old school mentality is entrenched, difficult to change processes. Morale is bad due to poor work life balance, disregard for employees, favoritism, lack of employee development.

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    Trinity Industries2018-10-18
  3. "Old School"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large organization with a diverse business profile

    Cons

    Old school mentality that can sometimes leave younger employees frustrated

    Trinity Industries2018-05-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated Co. Rules vary day by day"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Winder, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really good benefits, decent pay!

    Cons

    Old school mentality, allergic to change, HR changes the rules based on who you are, it's hard to advance. No one really appreciates or acknowledges a job well done. If you don't kiss butt, you have no chance at advancement. Lay offs happen every couple of years.... Large ones not a few people here and there.

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    Trinity Industries2018-05-17
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Old ways won’t open new doors..."

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    •Competitive pay and benefits. Quarterly bonuses are nice when they come. •Can build close relationships if your in the main office/salary position. Tight-knit family feel. •Kaizen / Op-Ex events are great if you get chosen to participate in a one. Takes you away from your daily norm and get to meet people outside your department that you normally wouldn’t have.

    Cons

    •EXTREMELY high turnover. Lost count on the number of operators/welders I seen come and go, this was within my first 5-6months being there... •The hours that the supervisors work are suicide. 12-14 hour days seem to be the norm for them. This doesn’t include working weekends which happens quite often. Have seen several supervisors come and go due to this. •Work conditions on the shop floor is very dreadful. Minor improvements have been done but no where near where it could be. Conditions during the winter and summer months are brutal. •Production seems to be the first, second, and third priority; all the other departments come next (maintenance, materials, quality, etc). “Hitting numbers” I get is essential, but seems to be the only important thing to the managers/corporate office. The problem or challenges of the other departments don’t come to light unless it’s made a negative impact on production (slowed them down), which then gets everyone into “all hands on deck” mode. A lot of fire chasing is done rather then taking the time to prevent fires so to speak. •The old school “it’s my way or the highway” attitude runs deep within most of management. Fear and intimidation is commonly used to get things done. The phrase “if you can’t get it done, we’ll find someone who will..” seems to be normal language. Profanity is used surprisingly a lot in meetings... •The overall morale is quite negative of most people, they are either sad, bitter or depressed about something. I admire the few that stay positive despite the situations. The work can be very stressful and for the most part, USUALLY is...you won’t find many people smiling around here unless it’s Friday... •Comfort zone cripples a lot of good people here. Either the fear of change or lack of succession plan keeps people you see that are capable of so much more but seem to be stuck. •The engineering department is greatly under appreciated.

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    Trinity Industries2017-11-26

    Trinity Industries Response

    January 3, 2018Trinity Industries

    Thank you for the time you have taken to leave us detailed feedback. This will be shared with the appropriate leaders.

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

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for 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.

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    Trinity Industries2017-07-29
  7. "Mediocre"

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    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 Industries2017-04-18

    Trinity Industries Response

    May 9, 2017Trinity Industries

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Do you want to be a part of family or just another employee?"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I do not have alot of experience with other companies, however I do talk with my colleagues from other companies and they do not have things like: - The CEO of a $7B+ company taking time to have lunch at least monthly with small groups of random employees...and really getting to know them - The true feeling of "family" and willing to do what needs to be done to take care employees and their families - As a veteran, the support for the Veteran program here is SECOND TO NONE! Core values of this company almost align perfectly with the Core Values of Military Service (Integrity, Service, Excellence, etc) - Pay, benefits, opportunities are very good!

    Cons

    - It is right off I35 and traffic is always terrible - Most jobs do require alot of travel - Old-school "done it this way for 20 years" mentality does sometime limit the desire to automate and embrace technological advantages.

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    Trinity Industries2015-12-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great upward potential due to older demographics, manufacturing mentality, and much lower comparative pay and benefits."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Older demographics leave lots of room for fast upward growth by hardworking Gen Xrs and Gen Y'rs. Management is honest and hardworking.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits comparatively lower to most other industry peers. Ultra conservative, old school company does not embrace change well or fast enough.

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    Trinity Industries2011-02-14

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