Trinity Industries
2.9 of 5 27 reviews
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Trinity Industries Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014

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Trinity Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy R. Wallace

Timothy R. Wallace

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The real "Low down on this company" from a former insider

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

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

Pros1. 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.

Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementThis 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Welder (Current Employee)

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

Proswork with good harding working men and women

Consmanagement wiil not listen to labor this at 1038

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Trinity Industries full-time

ProsGreat exposure to top brass.

ConsMinimal to no room for advancement.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good working culture for Manufacturing/Industrial Engineers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood people, interesting work, good work culture

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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adequate

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Trinity Industries

Prosallowed employees the ability to work independently

Consmanagement is not willing to listen to new progtentially progressive ideas.

Advice to Senior Managementopen your eyes and ears to new ideas in an old industry that is room for advanced thinking.

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Trinity Industries

ProsTreat employees fairly. work is challenging and rewarding.

Conssometimes poor communication. compensation package could be better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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When Its Good Is Really Good, When It's Bad It's Really Bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Trinity Industries

ProsI was given the opportunity to move around and learn different aspects of the business and there were plenty of opportunities to dig into the details and learn new things or make improvements.

ConsWhen business gets tough, decisions are made based on who knows you and likes you rather than on who are the best people for the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore employee focus...take care of your most valuable assets.

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Positive work environment with opportunity to learn and grow.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Trinity Industries

ProsDirect interaction with upper management
Opportunity to be involved with decision making proces

ConsVery "old" environment
Conservative, business minded company
Very Formal

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job developing employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard to advance in career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Trinity Industries

Pros1) Dedicated workforce
2) In a rising manufacturing market, the company is very competitive.

Cons1) In an economic downturn, management is quick to layoff aggressively.
2) Very political.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Rewarding until recently!

Truck Driver (Current Employee)

I have been working at Trinity Industries

ProsMade some wonderful lifelong friends that are on the same work level as I am. The experience you recieve is rewarding and useful.

ConsIn the past work was very plentiful and you were allow to work as much as you need to. Some of the benefits are not as great as they use to be. Morale is poor. Communication between lower management and employee is extremely poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management needs to take a concern interest in lower management decisions. Overall management needs to listen to the concerns and opinions of the employees that are out in the field.

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