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Triumph Motorcycles Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Triumph Motorcycles CEO Nick Bloor
Nick Bloor
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  1. "Stuck in the 1970's!!"

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    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles

    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.

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    Triumph Motorcycles2016-06-14
  2. "Innovate or die..."

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    Design Engineer in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles

    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

    Triumph Motorcycles2016-02-15
  3. "Graduate Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On the job learning, very hands-on. Great experience.

    Cons

    In a very small town in Leicestershire.

    Triumph Motorcycles2016-01-04
  4. "Improving all the time"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick turn around on projects ensures you are never bored as an engineer. From the start you are given full responsibility and a good working environment has been created to allow shared knowledge including working groups for each component area of the bikes. The company is ever expanding and is definitely moving in the right direction re-establishing itself as the market leader for high-end motorbikes.

    Cons

    Some Team Leaders, though very good engineers are not suitable for management. Paid over-time isn't always offered and management give little warning over when over-time will be stopped and re-started.

    Advice to Management

    More layers should be added within the company to help motivate employees by making promotions more common within design.

    Triumph Motorcycles2015-12-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great brand, great people, great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No nonsense, straightforward, honest place to work Finish at lunchtime on Fridays Pay well Discounts on bikes and clothing Products are works of art Pride in saying you work here

    Cons

    Some areas of the business are a little old fashioned in terms of management style Business has a tendency to run in functional silos Good at dealing with under performers, not so good at rewarding over performers

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs some work Learn to trust that employees will do the right thing Make a better link between performance and reward, empower and engage workforce. Stop being so self critical, celebrate success

    Triumph Motorcycles2015-07-08
  6. "Cycle of work was up and down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time

    Pros

    Concept and development work is very interesting and easy to get into. Ability to work with suppliers and other departments gives a well rounded picture of the project.

    Cons

    The amount of administration work is excessive for design engineers. The recommended best practices for use of CAD is not in line with the rest of the industry so it feels like you are learning something a bit negative for development.

    Advice to Management

    Systems need improving to reduce the amount of wasted time. Pull CAD systems back in line with the industry. Relax the work environment.

    Triumph Motorcycles2015-04-19
  7. "Good product, company not too big, the work experience is sometimes good, sometimes frustrating."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working on a good product. Get to see project through from start to finish (usually). Friday afternoons off. Working conditions improving.

    Cons

    Uniform (it is like being back at school). Quality of managers varies a lot and will effect your experience. Some projects cancelled quite late on.

    Triumph Motorcycles2015-01-07
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fun at first but went down hill rapidly."

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hinckley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Triumph Motorcycles full-time

    Pros

    Good discounts on bikes and accessories. Finishing at 1pm on Fridays Seeing components through from conception to volume production

    Cons

    Innovation actively discouraged Extremely risk adverse (see point above) Like to follow what other companies are doing Team leaders can be good, but some are very poor and clearly not fit for leadership Promotion is based on hours overtime (or time you give to the business) not on actual ability and productivity during normal working hours Very high staff turnover makes it difficult to find people who worked on... previous projects which leads to a smaller knowledge base in house

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    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation and stop following the crowd. Triumph used to be brand that stood out as it really did 'go it's own way'. This attitude has now been completely dropped and should definitely be returned to. Management should stop paying external management companies for bad advice and return to the principles that got them so far and saw them become a major player in the motorcycle industry.

    Triumph Motorcycles2014-12-08
  9. "Love my job."

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a biker I'm the envy of all my friends. Get a nice early insight into all new models. When a new model is released, I can say, I had a part in that.

    Cons

    There are so many departments working to achieve a goal, it can sometimes be hard getting everyone together to discuss progression of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be decisive about direction and possibly have more team competitions to include more people.

    Triumph Motorcycles2014-11-17
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great brand, awful management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Triumph Motorcycles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great brands and products. Being a small company allows you to get much closer to the decision making than in other big companies and access to the top is easy.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management. As a result the business is not a successful as it could be. A lack of clear vision and the authority to take decisions hampers progress all the time. A lack of recognition, reward and personal development opportunities constrain progress. Remuneration woeful. Previous experience or expertise not recognised, valued or used. Office culture is poor due to rigid time and break... management. This is more of an issue in non-manufacturing areas of the business.

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    Advice to Management

    Start developing a talent management process, remunerate better and give clear vision.

    Triumph Motorcycles2014-08-17
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