Tyco
3.0 of 5 193 reviews
www.tyco.com Schaffhausen, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Tyco Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.0 192 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Tyco CEO George R. Oliver

George R. Oliver

(37 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fair company to work for...

    Programmer II (Current Employee)
    North Indianapolis, IN

    ProsClearly defined metrics to attain bonuses once a month (0-400). Diverse cultures. Clean facilities and great location to roads and highways.

    ConsDepartment that reviews performance to meet metrics are not experienced with actual workflow so are bound by "scripts" to your disadvantage. Limited opportunities for advancement. Call volume can be stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    For sales professionals, ask lots of questions to manager(s), protected accounts etc. Everyone has them but new folks.

    Preventative Maintenance Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity for sales professional if you are able to choose a vertical market.

    ConsGood old boy network. Very limited opportunity in making a living if you are a veteran sales professional without having a protected territory to call on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop running district offices like franchises. Sales professionals need to report to other sales professionals (Sales Mgrs) and not service managers or district managers that have little to no sales experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Somewhat good team effort but management lack off communication and compassion for employees

    Assembler (Current Employee)
    Marinette, WI

    ProsVery interesting what goes into these products very good work group coworkers speak up about there opinion and share ideas

    ConsPoor training and lack of communication there is no quality no more it's all about quantity no compassion for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to communicate to your employees and not with hold any information if there's a problem out on the floor supervisors or lead people need to let the employees know and individuals shouldn't be singled out get rid of the trouble makers and the ones who stand around wasting company time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of change

    Director (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsPlenty of interesting work and a lot of activity. Continuously spinning off businesses since 2007 Tyco is always changing structure. This results in fertile new ground to effect change.

    ConsNot enough staff to handle all the work. Full court pressure to reduce costs and headcount. Continuous structure changes means constantly changing organization structure and reporting relationships. Pay and benefits are middle of the road.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBig culture change since Ed B. stepped down as CEO. Constant focus on reducing costs gets lost on staff like a constant rattle in your air conditioner, eventually you ignore it.

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

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    Tyco IS

    Customer Experience Advocate (Current Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsI love the company but I am frequently embarrassed by our performance.There is potential here. People are great, many long term employees. Really good technicians and installers. Good job stability and average pay. Newer CEO (G.O) has some good initiatives and has made some mistakes. Time will tell if he recognizes the difference.

    ConsLeadership is out of touch with customer needs. There is so much potential here! Insufficient manpower investment to deliver world class results to clients. NOT a pay for performance culture.(Even though that is the current mantra). With the notable exception of the sales representatives who are base+commission. When you own a customer issue/concern be prepared to sacrifice your key performance metrics to see it through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUndercover boss! Roll up your sleeves and get in front of everyday clients. There are pockets of excellence but far too many inexcusable lapses. Provide the support infrastructure.(I.e people dedicated and empowered to resolve the problem. Don't just add the responsibility to the workload of your current employees). THEN PURGE THE CONSISTENT UNDER-PERFORMERS.Talk to every customer after the sales appointment, after the installation and after a service appointment. Recognize where we are failing and take action. Make the connection between performance and growth. Don't define people as sales or sales support. We are all accountable for sales and dependent on growing revenue. Stop giving our clients reasons to look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starter, not for long term

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsComfortable working facility with nice amenities.

    ConsA company that promotes work life balance but does not grant it to you. Unfair treatment amongst employees. There is little reward and recognition for hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of Company Vision or Direction

    Core Commercial Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat people to work with, freedom to work out of the office.

    ConsLack of company vision, departments don't work with one another. Charge backs for improper installations. Forget annual pay raises unless you get 100% to quota.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many upper managers over different departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Started out great, but it's going downhill.

    Customer Service Group III (Current Employee)
    Aurora, CO

    ProsEasy job, Easy bonus, Great Time Off, Great benefits, Some Opportunities for advancement.

    ConsIt is a high school, Management is more worried about being popular than doing what is best, If you are a good worker you will be doing more than what you are paid for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what is happening on the floor, not who is kissing up.

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

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    Great company, great people but base pay could be better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-great company
    -good benefits
    -great people
    The company has longevity so job stability is good. The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company

    Cons-terrible CRM system
    -terrible processes to get a job booked
    -base pay is below standard for a sales position

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring a six sigma person in to update ancient systems. Streamline processes to make sales reps job easier
    -raise the base pay

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Monroe, NC

    ProsGood products for a good purpose. Flexible work life balance.

    ConsPlenty of change, but still no opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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