Tyco

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Tyco Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
436 Reviews
2.6
436 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits descent working environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • A company that promotes work life balance but does not grant it to you (in 11 reviews)

  • The current upper management and leader is running this company into the ground (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like to work but getting screwed over by mgmt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Benefits, training, company vehicle, pay within industry standard.

    Cons

    Sr management has lost sight of what serving customers is actually all about. Cutting costs and beating down the employees is driving good technicians away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of your conference calls and take care of the delivery process. The rest will come.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work with. Family like environment!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Tyco provided a great workplace environment. They really knew how to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    The pay was low compared to competing companies. Also there was no clear structure on how to advance in the company.

  3.  

    Good company Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for environment friendly

    Cons

    Not much pay even over 20 years of service, not al lot of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's not just about the bottom line, with good pay comes hard work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Benefits, Poor Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Former Employee - National Account Manager

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great overall benefits package, available work balance schedule.

    Cons

    Poor compensation plans, lack of updated resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate individual reoccuring revenues

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Tyco is a good company with good benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonus. Global company and good 401K

    Cons

    Uncertainity due to integration of different business units in Tyco

  7.  

    This company is not a good fit for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    I did like the fact that the company does put you through an extensive training for 2 weeks. The company does provide you with a company car and gas card.

    Cons

    In my particular case, I ended up in the hospital and home for 2 weeks soon after I finished training. I was anxious to get back to work to not fall to far behind. For some reason, I couldn't any time with my sales manager to get caught up on some things. They have a complicated database system for finding parts, recreating contracts and proposals. The biggest problem though was that in the beginning of your training, you really have to depend on sales engineers to put together fire proposals as well as some other products and that can take weeks to get the plans back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think more emphasis needs to be placed on mastering their database system before you hit the field, because you can't even spit out a proposal without that. If the manager is not going to support the reps, at least set up a pairing with an experienced rep for the first few weeks out of training. There are a lot of moving parts to wrap your head around in the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay but get it up front

    Cons

    Upward mobility is lacking. Stuck in same spot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    They will consider advancement within the department

    Cons

    if someone is there that is less qualified but has been their longer, they get first preference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    skill level should be considered first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wrong Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will never be bored, always something big to work on. Pay is good for Director level and above.

    Cons

    They do not know how to grow the company organically. Company does not invest in IT. CIO and IT organization is in shambles. Will take 5+ years to get this company to modern technology and processes. Complex.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot save (just cutting people costs) yourself to greatness, eventually you will need to find a way to create value and be innovative. Please ask former CEO, Ed Breen, for advice on how to turn the culture back into a winner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Pays well,pretty good benefits and perks

    Cons

    No planning, no structure, no support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop knee=jerk day to day managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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