Tyco
3.0 of 5 193 reviews
www.tyco.com Schaffhausen, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Tyco Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.0 193 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Tyco CEO George R. Oliver

George R. Oliver

(37 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
193 Employee Reviews
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Pros:
  • "The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company"
    in 10 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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    good company, going through some serious transitions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGood people, good culture. High stress workplace, due to the transition and breakup, but very much a team effort.

    ConsRecent company breakup stressed everyone, but company still has a forward focus, and a great development plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your staff take the lead more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good atmosphere to work in, good benefits, great co workers but career growth is slow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers, friendly atmosphere to work, learn and grow. High qualiy of work is expected and people are very professional. Managers are very respectful and provide a good work life balance.

    ConsDifficult to get promotions, career growth is very slow, therefore people are unhappy. There is perpetual hiring freeze and layoffs happen periodically.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvesting in talent and providing career growth to people will motivate them to perform at their highest potential.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fair company to work for...

    Programmer II (Current Employee)
    North Indianapolis, IN

    ProsClearly defined metrics to attain bonuses once a month (0-400). Diverse cultures. Clean facilities and great location to roads and highways.

    ConsDepartment that reviews performance to meet metrics are not experienced with actual workflow so are bound by "scripts" to your disadvantage. Limited opportunities for advancement. Call volume can be stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    For sales professionals, ask lots of questions to manager(s), protected accounts etc. Everyone has them but new folks.

    Preventative Maintenance Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity for sales professional if you are able to choose a vertical market.

    ConsGood old boy network. Very limited opportunity in making a living if you are a veteran sales professional without having a protected territory to call on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop running district offices like franchises. Sales professionals need to report to other sales professionals (Sales Mgrs) and not service managers or district managers that have little to no sales experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Counsel (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat general counsel. Very open and collaborative legal team. Lots of upward advancement opportunity. Interesting global work in a very matrixed environment.

    ConsChange is constant. While legal department is stable, and for the most part happy, other functions really struggle with leadership, ambiguity and receiving feedback.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication with employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Marinette, WI

    Prosgreat people, salary, benefits, location

    Conslong commute, small city, that is it

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place, great pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a good workplace to grow for people that are new to the company.

    ConsThe company suffered a lot from the multiple splits and spinoffs it had in the last 5-8 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNow that the major spinoffs are done, to focus is to grow in the core areas of the company either by market share or acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGreat place to work, when old management team was around.

    ConsEngineers are just a number and expendable... They are killed the golden goose when they bought the well run companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst it was to buy companies for synergies. Now it is split them up so they can focus on their business.... Back to the way it was. Execs get rich, everyone else pays.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Before Tyco Was Tyco.....United States Surgical Corporation

    Laboratory Manager (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, CA

    ProsGreat atmosphere to learn and excel.

    ConsHorrible management, degrading, demanding. Management was not supportive and was actually verbally abusive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take care of your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Somewhat good team effort but management lack off communication and compassion for employees

    Assembler (Current Employee)
    Marinette, WI

    ProsVery interesting what goes into these products very good work group coworkers speak up about there opinion and share ideas

    ConsPoor training and lack of communication there is no quality no more it's all about quantity no compassion for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to communicate to your employees and not with hold any information if there's a problem out on the floor supervisors or lead people need to let the employees know and individuals shouldn't be singled out get rid of the trouble makers and the ones who stand around wasting company time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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