Tyco

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Tyco Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
84 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits descent working environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • A company that promotes work life balance but does not grant it to you (in 11 reviews)

  • The current upper management and leader is running this company into the ground (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Something I'd rather forget

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Tyco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some very hard working talented folks over there….but none are in management

    Cons

    Family owned company with 4 family members in upper management so you have 4 different bosses and given tasks. Communication almost non-existent. One family member is supposedly retired; however, comes to work and goes out in the field. Have a feeling the SWAM title they have is abused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have only one family member as the boss and have other family members work somewhere else

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and Time off.

    Cons

    Management cannot sustain goals enacted by company, worse than that to compensate it tries to enact rules to govern employees reducing morale. Bad History of corruption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    District 546 what a joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fire Alarm Inspector in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Employee - Fire Alarm Inspector in Cranberry Twp, PA

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company car if you are lucky enough to get one. Decent people that work in the field for the most part.

    Cons

    Oh boy! Where do I start. Low wages, terrible raises, no room for growth within unless you are in the boys club! Hire temp employees all the time instead of getting a full time guy and teaching them how to do the job. They would rather pay a temp more money then you make to do half the work that you do. Take my advice run! Stay away from this company biggest mistake I ever made in my life was working here. Glad I got out of this place. They watch you like a hawk here always monitoring your GPS on your company vehicle. You could work overtime everyday and not claim it on your time sheet then one day you get home literally 1 min early and you catch hell about it. It's all about numbers here it's a numbers game they would rather make there numbers look good then worry about the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big problems here hope you can get it figured out so the employees can stop hating there jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great educational experience for learning about the security industry and technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Well known corporation with good benefits. Exposure to most facets of the security industry. Access to large range of product and service offerings.

    Cons

    Low regard for customer satisfaction. Poor communication between sales, service and implementation. Lack of professional project management on large projects at the local level. Limited career advancement opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management only cares about their numbers and bonuses

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    I guess it's better than being unemployed

    Cons

    For being in life safety, they sure don't care about life safety. Employees have been instructed to do their jobs wrong or incomplete to get work done faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring about only your numbers and care more about life safety and taking care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Gas card company car insurance is ok

    Cons

    Sales goals that are unrealistic and no leadership from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to the people working in the field and the sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid off with no explanation or warning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Commercial Account Executive in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Core Commercial Account Executive in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is laid out for you, company cars, company generated leads, training. Pay based on cost of living by particular state. Paid weekly.

    Cons

    Tyco has no sense of respect - I was the #2 CJE rep in the country and got laid off the next year. No warning, no explanation, nothing to do with performance. Micro Management if you don't hit quota in 2-3 months. Career Growth almost impossible with # of tenured employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    Benefits, Company Car, 401K, College Tuition Reimbursement, Time off Policies

    Cons

    Leadership, Local Management, Office politics, nepotism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husbands.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A few of the manager were solid and leaders.

    Some of the support staff are really good people.

    Most of the field staff are solid.

    The product is solid.

    Cons

    It's too hop heavy. As they lay off core employees, say we are in the red, state we need to cut back on company events they are hiring managers and more managers.

    Most of the managers have kids that work there or have brought in a family friend. I can't this of a recent hire who was not related someone who already works there. And these related people get special treatment.

    HR reps are hard to get a hold of. There is a person handle some of the HR stuff locally but they can't make any real choices.

    Too much drama, too much gossip, too much decade/s old hatreds, and too many people just seeing it as place to beat their chests.

    88% of managers rule only by intimidation.

    People are pitted against each other for far too many reasons.

    Hard working people are laid off while management's favorites/kids are kept on.

    Managers hire their kids as 'temp' employees who have little to no experience and tasking employee have not been trained to train the new kids.

    Hard to get instruction in writing from management and when it comes it's only to scare people.

    Field staff who have decaled cars are monitored too much; if they go over the company speed limit (65mph) for more than few seconds, to many stops on the way home, unpaid drive time for even though California labor laws seem to say it should be paid.

    There is " don't make a scene because we can make your life hard here or lay you off".

    People who mention labor laws or right don't last too long.

    Hard to get need tools to field staff.

    Many field staff use own tools.

    Passive aggressive to "all" emails and "reply all" emails.

    Safety is a joke. The only time the did anything was before an audit. If you work here just grab your bag and run in case of an event.

    Manager have friends and family visit a lot.

    Different departments use different filing and cataloging practices even though all the department work at the same customer sites.

    Constant management turn over and new managers not trying to learn about staff roles and jobs.

    With management turn over comes their need to prove themselves, they often start by moving staff cubicles, then they try to change core tasks between the admins, once they realize the work slow down while people finish on job and start another is too long they switch back to the original tasks.

    Hard to transfer to another office unless you move.

    Very poor communication, a general communication will go out but it's not clear if it's a "cover our butts" email or it is an "do this" email.

    People yell at each other.

    People have crying fits.

    It's all about the bean counting.

    Out dated database.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say anything you have not heard before...maybe it's from counting your annual bonus, or the party/sales trips , or all the company cars you have that is drowning out the reason and logic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    SRC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scheuler in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - Scheuler in Westminster, MA

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    I met some of my best friends working here, none of them work there now- its just a bad place

    Cons

    Awful, Awful company to work for, you work for them, not with them, the playground bully atmosphere in the SRC is legendary. Favorites get promoted, the way to become a favorite is to nit pick and tell on co workers who may have made an honest mistake. everyone is out to get everyone. take time off and managers will demand to know the nature of your illness, no one can take a Friday or Monday for the entire summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people like adults, and you will get better workers, lead by example, get out of your cube and talk to people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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