Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2014
Updated 12 October, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company places primary value on numbers to support shipping schedule. Safety and quality are only bywords written to meet a requirement. There is an overtly negative atmosphere and little reason to expect improvement with current leadership in place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longview, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Longview, TX (US)

    I have been working at Trinity Industries (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recieving a regular pay stub... Decent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Way more stress than need be, and most of it is generated or supported by supervision. Attendance policy is horrible. How can you offer benefits for medical, dental and vision and then punish with "points" when the benefit is used. Human resources appears to be more of a "hit squad" that a company or employee support group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat people with the dignity, respect and consideration that the company core values would have you believe is done. Move forward from an elitist attitude for rule making and enforcement. And lastly, hire people into key positions whose experience with railroad tank cars is not limited to watching them go by at a crossing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job is for beginners or someone needing a job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Welder in Pell City, AL (US)

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been here for 2 yrs and the supervisors have very little people skills and only care for production not employees. There is no union so yes there's no dues or fees but that also means that you have nobody to intervene in an argument with management. I've seen just recently where management suspended someone for 3 days without going by their written protocol because they didn't like the person and nothing was done to the management.

    Cons

    This company boasts that you can climb the ladder quickly but in reality it's extremely hard to get a promotion and the pay scale is not competitive with local or even national standards. we are classified as welders but in reality we are fitter welders and that's the reason they say our pay is in line with national standards. Everything we do is fitter welder material and I'm not even getting paid $14 an hr yet after 2 yrs and the company wonders why they have a high turnover rate......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your supervisors to care for employees. this company doesn't pay by production so you should act like it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Difficult at times.....

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Previous manager was a great teacher. Willing to build you into what the company needs..

    Cons

    Too Politically Correct! Hourly fight amongst themselves. Dog - Eat - Dog!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't do it in todays society.... But stop being politically correct. Get the Job Done. Listen to the Junior Supervisors who have good Ideas. Improve pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Trinity Industries - Dallas, TX

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the new management that was brought in were great managers

    Cons

    Old management and culture made working there impossible - until this changes extensive amount of time will be dedicated to putting out unscheduled fires in work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The real "Low down on this company" from a former insider

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    Former Employee - Senior Director - Operations in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director - Operations in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. It depends on the group and your manager, there are really good ones and there are plenty bad ones.
    2. Growth inside the company depends largely on who you know in the top management. Also, the same as far as bonuses and salary raises. Some get BIG money, while many languish with meager salaries.
    3. Company is financially strong/solid and the competition is all small entities in every business they operate in. That makes their businesses very strong and is a good money maker.

    Cons

    1. The CEO "thinks" and advises the managers not to hire the top school graduates or top performers. They focus hiring personnel educated from average or unknown colleges. Also, very rarely you will come across anyone with "great" education. This kind of creates an equal playing field for everyone inside, and does not hurt anyone's ego.
    2. Crappy offices, be it HQ or the plants. Work environment is so-so.
    3. No socializing within most groups. No group lunches etc. Just work and home.
    4. It is mostly "whites", some "hispianics" due to MX operations, very few "other races" in almost all business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This management does not need any advice today, like I said they are money makers. They keep their investors happy. No strong competition so far, but it is bound to happen soon. Got to wait and watch how they respond to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to top brass.

    Cons

    Minimal to no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many employees are getting to or are past retirement age.... you may want to look into nurturing/growing your "younger" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to effect change, it needs to be enabled through grass roots efforts that are embraced and enforced by Senior mgmt. Pay is not sufficient to compete against your competition. Benefits, especially health care and 401K are lackluster at best, and HC benefits continue to decline in value. Take care of your people, and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trinity Industries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries

    Pros

    Business casual environment, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Promotion potential is very limited. Annual raises are uncommon. Bonuses are uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to show appreciation for your staff's hard work. Money talks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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