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Triumph Motorcycles Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Loved to Ride"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small work setting. Excellent product.

    Cons

    Limit opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great small company to work for, but can get frustrating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Small company so get to wear many hats, which can help gain experience in many different parts of the business.

    Cons

    Company doesn't seem to value growth once an employee. It can get very frustrating after some time. Poor communication between management and the rest of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't seem to have a plan for growth within the company, financially or career wise. In turn, this makes it seem like we are not valuable to the company.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Promising going in. Disappointed going out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office with motorcycles galore.
    Greattach kitchen with snacks.
    Vintage artwork everywhere.
    Staff was friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Could never satisfy senior management.
    They are more like machines than people.
    Changed forecast regularly on a whim to satisfy UK.
    Senior management doesn't understand time required to open new outlets of distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. If you're unhappy or dissatisfied with someone's performance, you have an obligation to warn that improvement is necessary. Don't just smile, same everything is fine and then kick a great employee to the curb


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great brand but poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product is fun, the customers are great, events provide great entertainment

    Cons

    Disengaged and out of touch management, rule by intimidation and fear, lack of accountability. Focused on cost control at the detriment of the business.


  6. "Draconian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing bunch to work with and some awesome and exciting projects

    Cons

    poor management from the top down

    Advice to Management

    treat employees a little less like production line staff


  7. "Slowly getting better..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1pm finish on a Friday,
    Great levels of autonomy,
    Very 'flat' company hierarchy, all levels of management are approachable,
    Prestigious company to work for.

    Cons

    Dated working practices, very regimented at times.
    Current 'flexible' working hours not particularly flexible.
    Benefits package is very parent-centric, and also not particularly beneficial to non-motorcyclists.
    Lack of career progression, you have to change departments if you wish to move forward within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at how other companies are run, stop letting egos and the ever prevalent 'it's always been done this way' attitude inform your decisions.


  8. "Junior CAD Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior CAD Designer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior CAD Designer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get trained to become a full-time CAD Designer and I get paid to do it!
    It's such a cool place to work and it's awesome seeing all of the different models of bikes outside of my window.

    Cons

    In my role i'm stuck at a computer most of the time however I do get to fiddles around with office bikes and put parts that I design on those bikes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, the management is great at Triumph!


  9. "A great place to work, most of the time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big enough that there are plenty of good people and good structures in place to learn from.

    Small enough that you can quickly be responsible for important, interesting aspects of a products design.

    Some very interesting projects from a company that have recently invested a lot in the Design Dept,

    Also have focused a lot on market research and in doing so have learned a lot about how to sell bikes. Sales are on the up as a result.

    I am always proud to say I work here.

    Privately owned by a smart business man.

    I would consider it a safe job with good benefits.

    Cons

    Triumph take existing engineering principles and apply them well with good procedures for control and consistency.

    As such the engineering can sometimes be a little "safe".

    Typically very rigid when it comes to flexibility but it has improved a lot in the several years I've worked here.


  10. "Stuck in the 1970's!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great brand
    - Great product
    - 1pm finish on a Friday
    - Majority of the people really nice to work with

    Cons

    One of the Triumph's problems is it is very much stuck in the 1970's in some areas of the business, there are a lot of Managers/Senior Managers who have worked there for year's but have not managed to change with the times and just plod on getting paid very well for it and who are ovbiously not managed properly as they get away with it.

    I didn't feel valued as an employee, there was little communication within the team I worked in and to be brutally honest the manager was rude and looked down on people.

    Triumph is very much a Company where if your face fits you will be fine and job opportunities will literally be made for you, unlike a majority of the hard workers who get no where fast or are made false promises.


  11. "Innovate or die..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small well known company, get to see a project through from start to finish,
    Very varied workload and experience!
    Working on great products which are (usually) appreciated by the public.
    Staff benefits are good!
    Pleasant working environment - little to no elitism.
    Decisions are made faster than at other companies.
    Team Managers are well appointed and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Innovation is scarce, not for the want of trying by the engineers, but their ideas are promptly dismissed by management as 'too risky'. It is more common practice to follow others... The company has no shareholders to please, I understand that a risks are risky, but there is a balance to be found... you only need to look at the number of patents that are filed vs other companies to see this.

    Advice to Management

    encourage innovation rather than stamp it out
    reward people better for overtime
    be more flexible with working hours



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