Tyco
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www.tyco.com Princeton, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Tyco CEO George R. Oliver

George R. Oliver

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Mistake from day one

Anonymous (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

I worked at Tyco for more than 3 years

Proslarge diversified company that promotes values internally, other Tyco groups seem to promote from within - not in retail.

ConsManagement doesn't walk the talk, VPs especially from my experience. Planning and strategy sessions that never end, but execution that never happens.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to pay attention to the details, your message isn't executed by those that are tasked with leading.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Commercial Account Executive (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN

I worked at Tyco full-time for less than a year

ProsSome of the people. Benefits are not to bad. Had very high expectations for this company. Very disappointing.

ConsManagement!! Disconnected from reality. Poor management from executive level on down. Installations. Over 4 weeks for installs. Salary is awful. Training for 2 weeks out of state. Kept in contact with other reps from training class. Huge issues with company as a whole all over the country.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get more involved. Not micromanage but involvement with what is going on at the ground level. You want numbers but yet not involved as to what is truly going on. Moves very slow to get things implemented. Support pieces. Yet you want numbers but support pieces are not what they need to be. You want quality people but are not willing to pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No loyalty to its employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tyco full-time for more than a year

ProsSupervisors and coworkers are very nice and the Boca locations are both very nice and updated.

Consthey have a lot of contractors that have been there for years without permanent employment. Their processes for a big company are very unorganized. The morale and company culture is going downhill as they are experiencing a lot of transformation and letting go of a lot of talented people who have dedicated years to their organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe amount of intellectual property that you lose is invaluable. You can't always put dollars and cents on everything. Know how the machine functions before you start chopping off pieces.

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

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Worst experience ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tyco full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong company, wide range of brands, worldwide presence.

ConsKiller of high potentials. No care at all of the employees.
Middle Management seeking peace of mind and confort zone, no support given to their teams.
Employees with high potential kept down.
Far from using the real potential of the single brands.
Customers are never seen as partners but only as cash cows.

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

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Senior Finance Manager (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

I worked at Tyco full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits such as Gym, cafeteria a small starbucks and decent salary. The company offers good opportunities only if you have a good manager, good financial systems, good leadership training and six sigma training.

ConsLow morale, not work life balance, poor management style, micromanagement style, lack of professionalism, not potential to growth they rather hire somebody from outside the company instead of promoting for within. Poor comunication. You get a sense that you can lose your job any time. The hotline system does not work potential retaliation if you complain about your manager, double standard since the rules does not apply to all the employees. Very political.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvery manager should participate in the leadership programs provided by the company and apply them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Upper management is full of nepotism.

Commercial Sales Executive (Former Employee)
Earth City, MO

I worked at Tyco full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbout a year and a half ago (June 2012) there was a split in the company. The two companies, ADT and Tyco, still share an office. There are still a lot of great people from ADT that you may meet by working for Tyco. Otherwise, don't waste a moment on this company.

ConsThe company forces you to pay for a car and calls it a company car. You pay all the leasing fees plus a percentage of all gas and maintenance which is unheard of for a "company car" (FYI, this ends up costing you a quarter of your measly salary). Upper management does not help you succeed. Instead, they monitor you and look for anything they can do to take money away or fire you. They send you to a couple of unsuccessful cronies for sales training. One of the instructors braggs about being a music teacher, which is just the beginning of the worst training you could possibly imagine for a professional sales person. If you are desperate and need a job that will pay you $400 a week until you can find a real job, this is the place to start, but don't believe any of the lies they may tell you about the company's greatness. Service is a joke and installation is always at least a month behind. Administration is lousy and upper management only wants to look good for their superiors.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with experience that want their employees to succeed. Create a training course with instructors that take pride their industry. Respect and encourage the people that create the opportunity for you to be successful.

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

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manager is not fit to run

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

Proshealth insurance but I am sure that will a thing of the past soon. it is hard to find anymore pros. they talk good policy,safety but it takes more than talk.

ConsI would have place vacation in the pros but in my case it really is not because we are so poorly managed that we show up at the office in the morning wait around 2 or 3 hours only to find out that there is work but because of poor planning they send you home and force you to take your vacation days after you have got out of bed and drove thru rush hour traffic only to get sent home and use your vacation. and the same goes if you get done at 1 or 2 pm they will try and make you use a full 4 hrs so the hours don't go over on a 4 hr job when they were the reason it went over because it took them 2hrs to get your job to you . and then in the next breath writing you up for multiple jobs going over. I could go on all day and yes I am currently looking for some thing else. but make no mistake how I feel about the company never effects my service of the customer because the customer is always number one to me and I will always do a good job for them the customer who I care about personally I just wish that the company felt the same way.

Advice to Senior Managementdo your job stop shooting from the hip, pay attention be prepared, and remember it is about the customer first the numbers second and your workers should here from you more often not only when they done something wrong, answer your phone return calls and stop with the favorites

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

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Bad management, focused on selling off parts and with little real product innovation

Product Management (Former Employee)

I worked at Tyco full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay was fair, bonuses were complex and based on corporate behavior not divisional level

ConsMatrix organization creates analysis paralysis, hard to get any decisions made with lots of politics
Engineering is being destaffed to cut costs so product innovation is suffering
Management does not know to treat startup companies they acquire, key people leave quickly once they realize the organizational culture is suffocating

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire quickly

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

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A total mess

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe offices are very nice. The bonuses used to be very good. Before the were just looking sell it was very exciting but everything including bonuses and raises have gone completely downhill.

ConsTyco does care about anything but selling the company and executives cashing in. The company incentives only Director and above but that won't last too long. Everything that is currently being done seems to be gearing up for a sale. No advancement opportunities and taking a job is only a short term thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell already and be honest with your employees.

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

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Beyond micromanaged, compensation inadequate for work performed, poor management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tyco full-time

ProsIncredible amount of knowledge is gained through various trainings and experience, amazing products sold through top of the line vendors

ConsExtremely poor management, unrealistic expectations, management attempts to induce fear in employees, commission is inadequate for amount of work performed in unison with low base pay

Advice to Senior ManagementHire quality personnel and promote or hire qualified management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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