Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
33 Reviews

2.9
33 Reviews
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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace
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  1.  

    I love the job i had at trinity industries i just hate it ended so quick,

    Former Employee - Fluxcore Welder  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Fluxcore Welder in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Trinity have good bosse,s and no one hassled me to do my job it was a laid back environment.

    Cons

    There was no down size when i worked at trinity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don,t have any.

  2.  

    nice facility.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    management and supervisors are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove supervisors who are afraid on getting dirty to help out their workers.

  3.  

    Difficult at times.....

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Lack of consistent management policies and enforcement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady work and steady pay

    Cons

    Unprofessional management showing favoritism and not inforceing company policy.
    Supervisor sits in office all day texting while hi lo driver does his work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Lima Ohio Trinity guardrail plant is the most unprofessional place Ive ever seen.The management is inconsistent at inforceing company policy and only reprimands certain workers.They allow racial and profane remarks.One supervisor there gives financial support to the hi lo driver to do his job on first shift.They need to be investigated! I have contacted Dallac and they do not answer my emails.Please monitor their behavior there as even though new policies are now being put into effect they may only enforce it with certain workers.There is a lot of favoritism there.Please help!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Grew Career - trying to change culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Open with information
    - Very nimble, adapt quickly to changing business conditions
    - Many long term employees

    Cons

    - Employee development and retention was poor - need recognized and trying to be addressed
    - Very cyclical market
    - Very long hours - 6 and 7 day work weeks
    - very old equiment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include all levels of the organization in incentive programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    frustrated

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    Current Employee - Welder
    Current Employee - Welder

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work with good harding working men and women

    Cons

    management wiil not listen to labor this at 1038

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good working culture for Manufacturing/Industrial Engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity Industries as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, good work culture

    Cons

    Since I am a short-term employee, I haven't experienced any negatives as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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