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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated 14 April 2015
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  1. QA Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trinity Industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work and holidays off. Fair wages with excellent chances of wage increase and advancement.

    Cons

    The break rooms were often dirty and out of water.

  2. Self-governing, but still good supervision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Welding Engineer Inter in Longview, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Welding Engineer Inter in Longview, TX (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Wasn't worked like a dog
    - Allowed freedom to choose what projects to work on
    - Flexible with work hours
    - Low-stress environment
    - Friendly coworkers
    - Good treatment/respect from boss

    Cons

    - Didn't always have enough direction (desired deadlines and objectives weren't always made clear)
    - HR is confusing and difficult to communicate with

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps make the payment process a bit more clear to start with. Very good gifts toward the end of the internship, good decision. However, I see it as a good thing to work an intern very closely with an engineer. It helps understanding with the process of communicating with other branches in the company besides the engineering department.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Not Concerned with Employee Safety

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    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Furnace in Longview, TX (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries

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

    Pros

    Last conversation I had with my supervisor, Martee said "Production is more important than safety." This reflected the attitude of the plant management at plant 110. Also, they use "bullies" to manage their employees and co-workers. I notified HR of workplace violence incident and they sat on the information without doing a proper investigation. Trinity policy was, and still is, zero tolerance for workplace violence yet Lee is still working there. Also, all of the witnesses I named to the incident have been fired or reassigned to other positions. Does that sound like somewhere you would want to work? Compensatory benefits are great. Company values safety first, yet plant 110 had live electrical cords laying across the concrete in puddles of water. You also had the same supervisor who denied an employee legitimate access to the restroom. The supervisor was a black male, employee was a white male, and there was at least one black male employee who was waiting in line in the restroom and was not denied access by that same supervisor. None of this information was addressed in the final meeting. I have more but that is enoughfor now.

    Cons

    HR is unsatisfactory, they are discriminatory in their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Again, benefits and compensation are great. However, your supervisors and management do not know how to talk to people as people. If you are going to send your employees to sensitivity training, then follow up with enforcing your expectations.

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  5. Was very rewarding until I was Hurt on the job, then I was abandoned

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder in Longview, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Welder in Longview, TX (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay and supervisors

    Cons

    Safety is a big issue and the caringness for injuries of employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more concerned with safety

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good for entry level, not so good for a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gallatin, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gallatin, TN (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a good set of core values and is run with a very good strategic focus. Currently the company is very strong because of its position in some key markets and working for a company that is successful and growing always a plus. The benefits are slightly above average, and there is some training.

    Cons

    The business unit where I am employed is run with little to no professionalism whatsoever. Which is a shame because the childishness that pervades the management of the unit prevents the unit from being a really great place to work and and the job from being a great one.

    I would agree that career advancement is something that many cannot look forward to. There isn't a strong promote from within motivation. I would be surprised to see myself reaching the 5 year mark with Trinity.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to take a serious look at the way each business unit is managed fundamentally, not just at the quarterly bottom line. Times are good right now, but there is much room for improvement in the management and organization of the company.

  7. company with growth potential in the future

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay for the work that the employees do, good bonus

    Cons

    long hours, hot climate

    Advice to Management

    work on better communicating with employees

  8. This company has provided stable employment but has limited career growth potential.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Professional in Madisonville, LA (US)
    Current Employee - EHS Professional in Madisonville, LA (US)

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Close to home. Flexible schedule. Enjoy working where I feel like I am making a difference.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for careeer growth. Occasionally difficult physical working conditions. Slowly working towards positive team based organizational culture, but at this time, supervisors do not get much support.

  9. Trinity Rail

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

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits nice. Growing company with lots of opportunities for people at all levels. Looking for ways to innovate and become even more profitable.

    Cons

    A place where those with history don't have time or room for newcomers even though they hired them. Struggling a bit with rapid growth.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

    Pros

    Responded right away when I applied to the job

    Cons

    The salary was 60-65k a year with 75% travel

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary ranges - not enough when you want people to travel 75%

  11. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work for strong individuals.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at Trinity Industries full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and lots of overtime. Convenient location.

    Cons

    Very few days off. Lack of care for employees. No compensation for being away from friends and family.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be bonuses given for the extra work that people do to complete quotas. They should figure out a schedule that will get the quotas accomplished and allow employees time off to spend with family and friends.

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