Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies

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Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Outstanding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies

    Pros

    Everything I loved it there

    Cons

    Nothing I loved it there

  2.  

    Predictable, but not progressing well with technology.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location, predictable hours, office was quite low on in-office politics or drama. Compensation was reasonable.

    Cons

    The quick-to-follow approach for technology development meant that the company will never be a leader in its field until they ditch that approach. Entrenched management. Movement within the company was not common outside of the management pipeline. Could be very impersonal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your R&D and it will pay dividends.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great potential for success, but short the sighted upper management let egos and personal success get in the way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people with talent, a willingness to work hard to succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management lacked the commitment to and ability to lead, and inspire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, have integrity, care about more than ones self. Allow the operations and sales teams to develop and implement standards that allow uniformity, and consistency for the customer. Reduce the excessive numbers games and arm chair quarterbacking. Focus more on customer satisfaction and employee needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Decent company - low technological ceiling

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits
    Work life balance

    IR is a good company that treats its employees well.

    Cons

    Lack of work
    Work not challenging
    Too many managers
    No opportunity for advancement

    Your satisfaction level will depend on your work experience and personal level of motivation. If you are satisfied with "good enough" and do not require challenging work or opportunity for advancement and increased responsibility, IR is the place for you. I don't mean the previous statement as a slight. Its just that the reality is the company, essentially, manufactures doorknobs. Therefore, there isn't a huge emphasis on going beyond "good enough".

    There are too many managers. Way too many layers for initiatives to travel through to reach the light of day and, ultimately, implementation. Many of these managers seem to think meetings and a full Outlook calendar constitutes actual work. In short, the company is grossly top-heavy which retards innovation due to paperwork, documents, meetings, follow-up paperwork, documents, meetings etc.

    Granted, I worked in engineering, but the company direction is overwhelmingly guided by sales and marketing. Therefore, rather than organic growth through innovation and better products, the prime directive is induced VAVE to chase the margin. Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper while adding glitz. Again, this is probably exacerbated due to the product manufactured (i.e. doorknobs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow capable personnel to rise in the company. Stop blindly chasing margin. Focus on genuine innovation/quality rather than marketing ploys. Reduce the number of 6-figure managers that merely attend and create unnecessary meetings that only serve to muddy the waters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This is a good company to work for new graduates however there is no room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Contractor
    Former Employee - Contractor

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Company
    This is a good company to work for new graduates however there is no room for growth.Good people

    Cons

    Management care less about lower level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more friendly and show that you care.

  7.  

    I worked at IRST for over three years as a security technician. Was laid off when the economy went bust.

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    Former Employee - Security Installer  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Security Installer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Technicians were pretty much allowed to run their own job with minor interference from PMs.
    Union benefits were OK.

    Cons

    Upper office had no idea what they were doing. Tried to save money with foolish decisions and gave up on what could have been lucrative deals with specific customers simply because the relationship had been soured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of the sand realize money is not always THE most important thing for a service oriented company, it's the relationship with the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Liar, liar pants on fire

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    Former Employee - Director of IT  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Director of IT in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They don't pay taxes because they are no longer a U.S. company.

    Cons

    Deadbeat dads is too kind a phrase to describe them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the coffee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Location, good company

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Designer in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Indy is very nice city. Lots of wireless technology being implemented into security systems makes this an interesting job.

    Cons

    HQ based out of Ireland so ya just never know what they are really thinking about doing with this segment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    IR/ETC as a senior technician for 5 years

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Pleasanton ETC (Electronic Technologies Corp, a nationwide security installer that IR purchased) personnel were fantastic. There was good pay and benefits (actually from Labor Union); reasonable bosses.

    Cons

    Not always enough work in the pipeline; unknown since the sale of the Security Technologies arm to a defense contractor in 2011 (Kratos). Excessive paperwork. Not recycle/sustainability savvy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more hands-off, trusting attitude! More team-building between labor and management folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The people are great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    People
    Opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Cutbacks and hiring freezes
    • Difficult to achieve a work / life balance. The inability to replace people requires the work to be distributed to those who are left (particularly those considered high performers). Most salaried individuals are working 50-80 hour weeks.
    • In most areas, talented and highly competent individuals are rendered ineffective due to increased responsibilities. They are simply spread too thin.

    Lack of training
    Outdated / ineffective business operating systems – updates/changes are nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IR is full of dedicated and talented employees who are stretched too thin to be effective. Review the impact of cutbacks/hiring freezes to determine the true cost of not replacing employees.

    No opinion of CEO

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