Tyco Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
216 Reviews
2.9
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits such as Gym, cafeteria a small starbucks and decent salary (in 11 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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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern

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

    I worked at Tyco as an intern (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on the manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Install Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Install Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Company car, ability to develop as a leader

    Cons

    Micro managing bosses, mentors that won't let go, even after several years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people lead, you want to have great customer relationships, let your managers make the decisions they need to retain customers, not just make metrics look good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great company to learn various technologies and get a lot a experience. Very flexible management. Many locations so you can typically work close to home.

    Cons

    At times you are over worked and you get lots of email in your inbox. You are expected to complete work with limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistently give recognition to staff

  6.  

    Tyco is a multi-national holding company streamlining itself to become an operating company.

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    • 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 benefits, professional management, relatively stable.

    Cons

    The company is reorganizing and streamlining operations, eliminating departments in individual divisions to hire corporate-wide positions at the new headquarters in Ireland.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The Best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    The best company I ever worked for, the people are great and they are the reason I stay and continue to love going into work

    Cons

    Salary increases are average; don't expect a lot when it is time for a increase; use your sick days as personal days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your all of your employees; everyone is working towards the same goals including the people who do their jobs and don't look for rewards

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    overall, satisfied

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, team

    Cons

    senior leadership doesn't come down to the "common folk" level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to change, top heavy, and full of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    You can learn something from the Tax and Treasury departments, they're probably the most cohesive groups in the Company.

    Cons

    No guidance, or conflicting guidance given by multiple managers.
    Lots of ineffective middle managers who truly only know "how it's been done", and do not strive for improvement or change
    Everyone in corporate is more concerned about appearances than taking a risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually lead by example, mandate employee training aligned with corporate objectives (and don't allow training budgets to just add padding), figure out that Yammer isn't a replacement for all communication channels and is terrible at centralizing key policies, procedures, organization charts, etc.

    Think about all of the vendors / contractors we have employed, and realize not a single one of them actually cares about you, the Company, or making Tyco a better place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Salaries were very generous. I did not like my position because I did not really do what was advertised.

    Cons

    It seemed a bit old fashioned and boring. Management team seem to be involved in how to make numbers to get a bonus instead of being realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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