Tyco Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
210 Reviews
2.9
210 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits such as Gym, cafeteria a small starbucks and decent salary (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • A company that promotes work life balance but does not grant it to you (in 6 reviews)

  • Many upper management people saw this coming and just left (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    it has been ok working at Tyco

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow at Tyco

    Cons

    Very matrix organization.takes a while to learn about the 18 divisions and who reports where.. currently going through HR transformation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    For nearly 17 years I was treated fairly and made to feel like part of a family.

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    Former Employee - Distribution Manager  in  Anniston, AL
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Anniston, AL

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, lots of learning tools for carreer developments

    Cons

    Corporate structure somewhat unsettled at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate all levels of business and future development plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for with great benefits.

    Cons

    Consistency is training is lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - CAD Drafter I
    Current Employee - CAD Drafter I

    I have been working at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    good people, great experience opportunity, relaxed environment

    Cons

    low pay, lousy office, early hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with many new ideas.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Tyco has a great benefits package and many employee discounts. They come up with new ideas often and are willing to try new things.

    Cons

    Company with many older employees who are not receptive of outside ideas. Very corporate environment.

  7.  

    Great company with great products!

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Engineering  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Tyco successfully navigated the tedious and incredibly difficult process of integrating multiple (hundreds) of acquired technology and service businesses and is well on its way to delivery of highly featured and advanced security technology products to a global customer base. Tyco is a company to consider if you are looking for a global manufacturing, engineering or sales experience.

    Cons

    Because the company grew primarily by acquisition ( as opposed to organically ) there are still "seams" in the fabric that make little sense ( unless you understand how the seam got there in the first place ) and can be very frustrating with which to deal. On the other hand ... these are also opportunities for assertive and wise managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work at finding ways of keeping your most experienced and capable talent working on the most strategically important projects. You have much work to do as the needs of the security solution buyer are growing faster than you can deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tyco a reasonable employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Administrator  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Order Administrator in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and opportuntiies for career advancement.

    Cons

    Managers seem to have more rights than subordinates. Managers are supported by the HR department to the extent that subordinates feel that lodging a complaint about a manager serves no purpose other than to get them in trouble with said manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee performance reviews are conducted annually by manager/supervisors. There needs to be some method employees can rate performance of managers so HR can improve the quality of their management team. When more than 50% of a department has had issues with a manager there needs to be some action (training or otherwise) to ensure that Vital Values are adhered to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Company Name and Recognition, the opportunities

    Cons

    Consent Change, Many layers of management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled, professional people. Strong, diverse workforce. Great opportunities to work with people from around the globe. Serve markets with positive growth trends.

    Cons

    Potential for "silo" behavior. Sometimes focus on cost causes imbalance in need to focus on growth. Very strong values. Good ethical company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on current path. Increase focus on growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good job, but very monotonous

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    Current Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, steady hours, occasional OT available, occasional opportunity to leave early, good benefits, professional management, nice environment

    Cons

    It's boring saying the same thing over and over again, leaving the same message on answering machines. People can be unpleasant to deal with on the phone if you don't have much experience in customer service, and even with experience, you'll still get some stinkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management does a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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