Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies

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Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Growing Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great work/life balance. Vacation on day one. The rate of pay is comparable to other companies.

    Cons

    The health insurance changed a lot and isn't as good as it used to be.


  2. Commodity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large company, good benefits, they do try to provide a positive Work/Life balance, good people, good product and market leaders

    Cons

    confused leadership, siloed group/divisions, high level of politics, multiple org changes, mid-level executive focused on self promotion and not development of subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the lower level managers and "workers", review the KPIs and the real data, not the polished data that show only the positives.


  3. Ingersoll Rand overall is a great company. Stay clear from the Finance department very unorganized

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training classes and self improvement courses are available through the University. 401k match 6%. Not a micro managed environment. Overall good company.

    Cons

    Poor management in Finance Dept. Position tiles make no sense and the pay is on average 60% lower than most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Compare pay and responsibilities to industry titles. Be careful layoff and downsize could happen within department due to poor management.


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  5. Not an environment for visionaries who desire change in systems, processes and employee skills/quality.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company for long term employees who seek stability and are comfortable with the status quo. This is an industry that will likely last for many decades (locks) with a fairly steady revenue stream.

    Cons

    Managers don't have authority to be change agents or real managers. Lip service was paid to change. Virtually all decisions had to be reviewed/approved by the GM, a "change resistant decades resident staff" and a compliant HR. Old ways were relished. Risk adverse. Metrics for show. Expeditor mentality. New processes quickly erode away due to lack of support. Old problems were readdressed year after year. No place for a mover/shaker.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to implement new procedures and processes. Be willing to take the risks associated with change. Making locks is not rocket science, but if you desire innovative ideas and improved efficiencies, some risk is inherent. New top notch employees will not stay in a stagnant "turn the crank" work environment with resistant peers.


  6. Leader

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    Former Employee - Leader in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Leader in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding base pay, bonus, and stock option plan. Near the top of in all the business segments they participate. Good work life balance, generous pay and benefits plan.

    Cons

    Most of the top leaders went to Ingersoll Rand when Ingersoll-Rand security technologies was spun off as Allegion. No talent management or career pathing at all. Highly political office environment.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership does not know the employees. They sit in their offices and rarely engage the employees that are doing all the work. Business is conducted by email. They need to reinstitute a program management office to effectively manage new projects.


  7. Pays we'll enough to make you think twice about leaving

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Total compensation/rewards offered are considerable, sound values and vision

    Cons

    Large company, which moves slowly, and stretches resources too thin


  8. 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (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 Management

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


  9. Outstanding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything I loved it there

    Cons

    Nothing I loved it there


  10. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Decent company - low technological ceiling

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies full-time (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 Management

    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.



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