Tyco Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. (Good Starter Company, if you don't mind Micro Management)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The Advancement Opportunities, 401k and Benefits. Some real good Co-Workers. You will learn a lot while being at Ansul. The Culture at Ansul was great. The hard working people at Ansul is what I miss most.

    Cons

    Some of the Management team made it very hard to come into work each day. The hours you will be expected to work as a Salary employee will be 50+, no matter how efficiently you work. There is no bonuses for a production supervisor and lower on the org chart. You will not feel listened to by some of management, but by some you will.

  2. Moving in the wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansdale, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansdale, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, most managers are flexible to allow for decent work/life balance, good knowledgeable and friendly employees.

    Cons

    Upper Management always says that "Our employees are our most valuable asset" and they always talk about how much free cash we have available. At the same time they are quick to outsource and lay off their "most valuable assets" and not replace the voids making more work for those left behind. This has employees always looking over their shoulders and making the work environment unfavorable.

    Advice to Management

    Truly invest more in your people instead of just saying you are doing this. Stop getting rid of your "most valuable assets" and keep the people who have helped you achieve all the free cash you have on hand and again invest in them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Started good and in the last 7 years has gone in the toilet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work is stimulating and interesting. Co workers are knowledgable and helpfull the work is steady and good retirement plans

    Cons

    Management They don't leave you alone and have Thier hands in your pockets. It is do as I say not as I do

    Advice to Management

    Leave the techs alone and pay them what they are entitled

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Wrong Direction

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You will never be bored, always something big to work on. Pay is good for Director level and above.

    Cons

    They do not know how to grow the company organically. Company does not invest in IT. CIO and IT organization is in shambles. Will take 5+ years to get this company to modern technology and processes. Complex.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot save (just cutting people costs) yourself to greatness, eventually you will need to find a way to create value and be innovative. Please ask former CEO, Ed Breen, for advice on how to turn the culture back into a winner.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Just another number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well,pretty good benefits and perks

    Cons

    No planning, no structure, no support

    Advice to Management

    Stop knee=jerk day to day managing

  7. Helpful (2)

    Very political environment

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, with good products

    Cons

    The environment is very political, with people focusing only on their survival.

    Advice to Management

    Do not consider people who work outside the US as second class employees.

    Walk the talk! Be serious on how you mange your human resources

  8. Going down hill fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The largest alarm company good chance to move around

    Cons

    Its all about cutting expenses and people

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth

  9. Helpful (5)

    Fine dining restuarant with fast food management style

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are some really good people throughout the company; especially at the technician, support, and sales levels. There are always opportunities of higher positions as people are constantly leaving.

    Cons

    Senior management is clueless on what is happening in the field internally and externally. HORRIBLE SERVICE to our customers!!!! NO TRAINING (new or continuous besides some etools check the box type of stuff), have adopted Acclivus but only have budgeted for introductory class. Getting paid is a nightmare and understanding pay plan requires a degree in mathematics. Uses Salesforce.com as a forecasting, micromanagement tool only. Has no clue how to maximize on a CRM tool for the good of the external customer, not senior management. President of the company is a bean counter; not a strong leader at all. Its really an unhealthy place to work! Would never want my kids to work here; just not worth the stress and overall misery.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.

    Reassess the way service strategy and delivery is being measured. Regional and local companies are mopping the floor against us.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Not the company it use to be....

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flex time (for some), telecommuting (for some)...some decent people.

    Cons

    Layers upon layers of management.
    Constant upheaval and change.
    Lots of "Our Employees Matter Most" talk, not a lot demonstrated.
    Lots of new people in management positions that have little industry experience.
    Long term knowledgeable people seem to be dwindling.
    Lack of innovation and creation of new products....possible because the people who do the innovating, do it for someone else now.
    Completely disconnected senior leaders from the employees below.

    Advice to Management

    Put some meaning behind all the slogans and catch phrases.
    Create some new products.
    Thin the top of all of the org charts before they tip.
    Outsource less and try to build up and retain some knowledge again.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company, but it is a sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    New company car if you work in sales, vacation and sick leave given to you on day one, 401k matching. Not a bad place to start off your career if you don't have any experience, but Tyco will not take you very far.

    Cons

    Tyco Integrated Security used to be ADT commercial. However, Tyco split from ADT and created Tyco Integrated Security. What Tyco did when they split, is give up their most powerful tool- their brand recognition. Every business and person has heard of ADT, yet know one has heard of Tyco. ADT is the primary competitor in sales and I can tell you first-hand they are winning the battle since the split. All of Tyco's lead sources have dried up and the entire sales team is being required to physically door knock businesses several hours a day. I was required some weeks to visit 40 businesses each day. At ADT, they currently have a wealth of inbound leads and their sales team is flourishing.

    The obstacles are great when working in sales for Tyco. You will not just be working in sales as you will be required to become a security system expert. You will spend way more hours designing systems and researching ideal camera angles then you will doing what you should be doing- selling.

    Base salary I would consider average and the commission is very poor. All sales are one time payouts, you do not build a book of clients with recurring revenue. Being about 150% to quota would make you 100K in a year and the next year you could make 50K if your sales dropped. Not dependable.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the commission.
    Do not require the sales team to be design experts..that's why you have a team of technicians.
    Get a clue about your pricing...it is the highest in the industry.

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