Tyco Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
215 Reviews
2.9
215 Reviews
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Tyco CEO George R. Oliver
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is probably the best attribute to this company (in 15 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.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible morale, no values, screw the employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marinette, WI

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

    Pros

    Benifits are not bad, vacation is good.

    Cons

    favoritism, low pay, don't care if you have a family. broken down equipment; worried about bringing in robots to do job and don't bother to fix the other equipment that works with it. Never get what is needed to complete product on time. Always working into the weekend. 60 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to keep managers and supervisors. Everyone leaves. Give better pay..don;t tell us that the company pays at or above what other companies in area do. Lowest paying company in Marinette. Bad Morale..nobody likes working here except for those that get there way. CEO has no idea what goes on in this company. Everything is hidden when they come to check in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marinette, WI

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, salary, benefits, location

    Cons

    long commute, small city, that is it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Counsel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counsel
    Former Employee - Counsel

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Change 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 ManagementAdvice

    More communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Director Software Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Norwalk, CA

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to learn and excel.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place, great pay

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

    I worked at Tyco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marinette, WI

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Plenty of interesting work and a lot of activity. Continuously spinning off businesses since 2007 Tyco is always changing structure. This results in fertile new ground to effect change.

    Cons

    Not enough staff to handle all the work. Full court pressure to reduce costs and headcount. Continuous structure changes means constantly changing organization structure and reporting relationships. Pay and benefits are middle of the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big culture change since Ed B. stepped down as CEO. Constant focus on reducing costs gets lost on staff like a constant rattle in your air conditioner, eventually you ignore it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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