SimplexGrinnell
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www.simplexgrinnell.com Boca Raton, FL 5000+ Employees

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Expect to work long hours, and only get paid for 8

Inspection/Service Department (Current Employee)
Green Bay, WI

ProsGood benefits, company vehicle (for their use only), decent pay, co-workers are great, but also overstressed. Excellent products, 401k, sick pay, vacation (when they allow it). When the employees are left alone to do their job, they all work their butts off, when they think they are getting the shaft, they will work like they think they are getting the shaft.

ConsUpper management requires/encourages district management to use GPS as a tool to enforce shady labor practices. Corporate management sends out a notification to district managers, and puts them on a naughty list when an employee does not leave their home 30 minutes before start of a shift, even if their work site may be 10 minutes from their home. This has created a policy of making people work without compensation before the normal start time. Also, don't question their policies with corporate HR , or expect retaliation of yourself and your co-workers with even longer working hours supposedly mandated by corporate HR. Their inspection software is from the 80's making for inefficient use of time and extra work. Their ACE system is a joke, it is difficult to use adds extra workload for everyone. Since Tyco took over there have been no positives for service people- Longer hours without pay, loss of unused vacation payouts/banking, elimination of the overtime after 8 hours, or weekends/holidays, loss of use on personal vehicles.

Advice to Senior ManagementTurn off the GPS, or at least quit being heavy handed. Pay your employees for working. Quit think your low-level employees are out to screw the company. Only people screwing up this company is the management and thats you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tech (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    I have been working at SimplexGrinnell


    Pros: leader in fire and security industry Cons: pay more attention to the individual Advice to Senior Management: listen to the people in the field Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Shady place to work

    Electronics Field Technician (Former Employee)
    Conyers, GA

    I worked at SimplexGrinnell


    Pros: Company vehicle, cell, vehicle maintenance, laptop. Good benefits if you… Cons: It's more like your in high school again you will always hear so much gossip. You are always under stress and worrying about who's watching… Advice to Senior Management: Reward employees and communicate better. I would have been more encourage if my supervisor would have called me to correct me… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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