Tyco Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Tyco CEO George R. Oliver
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company (in 16 reviews)

  • A very diversified company with some great benefits (in 18 reviews)

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

  • Upper management is constantly breathing down employees necks (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Accountant

    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay. If you're just out of school and want some broad experience, this company looks good on the resume.

    Cons

    Corporate sweatshop, poor use of technology. Management constantly restructuring, doesn't give one "idea" a chance to work before moving on to the next. Extremely high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, solicit feedback, and listen. It's hard to move the company forward when no-one knows what's going on due to the constant changes and turnover.


  2. Installation Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Tyco

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

    Pros

    None at this time.none now.

    Cons

    Too much reduction in force. Can't support customer base

    Advice to Management

    Stop reducing personel


  3. An Honest Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fleet Vehicle 401k Nice commission plan

    Cons

    There is absolutely no way anyone can be happy working here. The management is poor from top to bottom and they have no idea how to properly market their advantage of being the largest security provider in the world. Has no innovation and is continually playing catch up to the small regional security providers who have realized it is 2015 and using new technology to their advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on your sales reps to be the only source of marketing the company has. Going door-to-door and telling the "Tyco Story" is not an effective means of marketing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Concerned employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Company has a chance to turn things around yet.

    Cons

    Unfortunately company is looking at money rather than principles & customer service.


  6. poor management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    there is really no pro

    Cons

    poor management, does not recognize and acknowledge hard work... too many re-orgs make for instability

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge employees and provide more incentives for working over time


  7. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Vast technology to work with and in.

    Cons

    Short term focus hinders management


  8. Accounting analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    Nice environment. Care about employees. Gym.

    Cons

    Cost containment. A little overkill.


  9. Helpful (4)

    some truth would be nice

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    company vehicle and free gas

    Cons

    huge cloud of BS sugar coated by typical "we are the best and care about you" corporate lies

    Advice to Management

    lying and faking to care about employees/customers will get you nowhere. everyone knows you only care about money


  10. Helpful (6)

    Company heading in the wrong direction!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits Great People at the Local Level Local Management Cares Awesome and Loyal Customers Protecting People and Property makes this job exciting and important.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership has decided to place more of a focus on their share holders, than the employees and customers who actually drive this business. Every decision made is to make the share hers happy and pad their pockets. The messaging to employees by the Senior Leadership team is that we are in a pay for performance culture, yet every chance they get, they find a way to "Not" pay the employees. The company can have an outstanding year, but pay raises get put on hold for several months, or eliminated all together. Some managers receive bonuses based on certain criteria, however even if you meet that criteria the Senior Leadership team may decide to knock down your bonus by 50% for some arbitrary reason to make sure they hit the target promised to Wall Street. The pay scales are not fair for everyone. If you are a long time employee and have advanced through the ranks, your pay will be anywhere between 15 & 25% less than someone who assumes a similar role that came from an outside company. There is a running joke that says to get a decent pay raise, you need to quit and reapply for your vacated position. The technology we use is out of date, certain programs are so old, they cannot run on any windows system newer than Windows XP, which is no longer supported. Some of the "New" technology that has been rolled out is actually "Old" technology in most other industries. Examples include "New" Inspection Software which competitors have been using for years, Work Order Management which competitors have been using for years and one person inspection tools, which certain competitors have used for years. Senior Leadership is not interested in Leaders and innovators, they are more interested in "Yes" people. Many Manager's are afraid to speak up and question some decisions because they fear that if they say the wrong thing their career will be over. On several occasions Senior Leaders have sent mass emails to all Managers threatening to fire them or reduce their bonuses if certain, unrealistic expectations are not met.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the shareholders and start investing in your employees, technology and our customers and the share holders will be taken care of. Listen to and trust your local managers as they are the ones who understand the day to day needs of their business in their market. Not all districts can be run the same. The market in Pittsburgh is much different than the market in say Houston, TX. The cultures are completely different and you can't expect to change these cultures at the same rate. I hope that the hiring of Girish Rishi is a step in the right direction and that he sticks around longer than some of the recent Senior Leaders that have come and left the company within months because of the companies culture. Clean out the Senior Leadership team that is more focused on cutting costs to turn a profit and have trouble adapting to the 21st century way of doing business and replace them with Leaders who really understand that, to truly turn a profit you must invest in technology and employees if you want to be a successful company. SimplexGrinnell has been around for over 100 years and we were doing fine without shareholders and will continue to do fine today if some shareholders left because they didn't want to hang around while we invested in our future. The customers aren't going to stop calling in for service because Joe Shareholder decided to sell his stock and invest in Honeywell or GE.


  11. CUSTOMER SERVICE

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Westminster, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Westminster, MA

    I have been working at Tyco

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

    Pros

    Like the people I work with

    Cons

    Will hire incoming at more than you are working at



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