Tyco Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
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  1. Decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, Competitive Pay, Good Benefits, Opportunities for Advancement.

    Cons

    Upper management decisions are sometimes erratic (mostly when there is a change in leadership)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers more accountable and try to set an overall strategy. Frequently itt looks like you are making it up as it goes along.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Terrible place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits package okay but had to pay a lot more on the 2nd open enrollment.

    Cons

    Managers have no clue what they are doing. A few staff accountants do all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers have no people skills and actually do understand accounting. How is that possible?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Not an IT Worker Friendly Company Anymore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Not much to count on as pros - Keep your head down and hope that you don't get restructured.

    Cons

    If you were an employee and heard management say the full-time employee to contractor ratio was to high what would come to your mind? If you said a year of layoffs, restructuring, and vendor changes then you would be right. Tyco used to be an IT friendly company but one of John Repko's objectives when he was hired was to lower the employee to contractor headcount ratio. Since that time we have let go dozens of employees while the headcount at the top keeps growing (specifically Director level positions). In addition, senior management also introduced voluntary separation for anyone that has over 15 years in IT. We are now working with our new ADM vendor to train them on everything that is support related and more. You can bet that once they are trained on all of current onsite support that there will be more layoffs. Finally, to make it even more interesting we are restructuring into centers of Excellence (BI, ERP, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it's nice to be a lean mean fighting machine don't forget that you need people to do the work who understand the business. In addition, don't forget that every full-time employee contributes to the overall success of the company and should be allowed to take part in the bonus program. In addition, with all of the outsourcing it's hard to feel that Tyco values its employees when you are told that our headcount is too high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. And excellent employer!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and fantastic people. A great mix of challenge and reward along with day to day almost familial bonds with co-workers. Great balance of work life balance and awesome flexibility.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance in this company without a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better decision making and planning ahead. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Think ahead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about business, great people to be around

    Cons

    Boring/easy projects, spent more time waiting for my boss to be ready to evaluate my project than actually spent working on them. Enjoyed internship, but not looking for full time here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Resources of big company. Was good if you were in a role where you got to contribute to decisions. I had no training, no evaluation, and very loose internship goals. Seemed like most people were only working 40 hr/week and had pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Everything seemed to move really slowly. I was not blown away by the other employees. There are very few females.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people more, and focus on better communication between departments and levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Company in FLUX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Political culture. Extremely silo'ed. No training what so ever. No upward mobility. Only upper management seems to promote itself through the ranks. Tyco is going through a major IT transformation and positions/people are going to be cut. IT Leadership is looking to push as much IT offshore as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in its people on the ground. Provide training and growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Program Manager of product catalog

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people - pays well - lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Unstable environment - too many layoffs -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must create a stable work enviroment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    CEO and Ombudsman office cover up Director's unethical behavior, Code of Conduct is not followed by Tyco

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers and the valuable professional experience of working for a Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Lack of controls in employee background checks and financial systems. Tyco has employee agreements and a code of conduct that are in violation of Federal regulation and if employees exercise their employee rights under the Federal Act, Tyco terminates them, which is completely illegal. Employees are encouraged to speak up, but when they do, Tyco retaliates including termination. The ombudsman office doesn't maintain confidentiality and encourages retaliation against employees who speak up about wrongdoing and unethical behavior. Employees who discuss unfair labor practices are terminated while the unfair labor practices continue. The North America Controllership of Tyco is run like a factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All levels at Tyco need to adhere and be accountable for violating the Code of Ethical Conduct. Employees who commit resume fraud should get fired and not covered up. Tyco is violating basic employee rights for fair labor and hiring practices. The rule should be the same for everyone. Employees who speak up are terminated, but the ones engaged the wrongdoing are not disciplined or held accountable for wrongdoing. If top management is not accountable, Tyco may be in the news again and the story of 2002 and Enron will repeat soon. Shareholders should consider investing somewhere else a corporation that doesn't follow its own Ethical Code of Conduct is not trustworthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Does Not Follow Ethical Code

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    A good company for engineers.

    Cons

    Worst place I ever worked due to long hours, poor management, lack of employee screening, and most importantly not following their own Ethical Code of Conduct. People who voice concerns are dismissed by the Ombudsmen at best and retaliated against at worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up ethics or investors will find out and choose other companies to invest in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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