Tyco Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Windows Systems Administrator in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Windows Systems Administrator in Westminster, MA

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    Challenging work load, competitive salary, flexible hours, work from home

    Cons

    Impersonal big-business mindset, senior management doesn't seem to know what is really happening at lower levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great educational experience for learning about the security industry and technology.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Well known corporation with good benefits. Exposure to most facets of the security industry. Access to large range of product and service offerings.

    Cons

    Low regard for customer satisfaction. Poor communication between sales, service and implementation. Lack of professional project management on large projects at the local level. Limited career advancement opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company for benefits

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Company offers excellent health care benefits and a company car for sales reps. Good training program

    Cons

    Poor commissions and little chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the field with the reps instead of sitting in the office all day having meetings,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Management only cares about their numbers and bonuses

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    I guess it's better than being unemployed

    Cons

    For being in life safety, they sure don't care about life safety. Employees have been instructed to do their jobs wrong or incomplete to get work done faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring about only your numbers and care more about life safety and taking care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Bigger isn't always better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Great company to get started with; decent base, uncapped commissions, company car, etc. Its one hell of a company to get your foot in the door as a sales person with little to no 'true' experience. All of the benefits are amazing in terms of health and especially the dental.

    Cons

    Lots of things get dropped from the time you get a customer to sign up and to time of installation. Parts may be wrong or potentially not even ordered when they should have been. Getting yourself familiar with the thousands of different products is quite a mess as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The very tip top is so far removed from the bottom grunts that really there isn't much to say.

  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Not the company it use to be....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flex time (for some), telecommuting (for some)...some decent people.

    Cons

    Layers upon layers of management.
    Constant upheaval and change.
    Lots of "Our Employees Matter Most" talk, not a lot demonstrated.
    Lots of new people in management positions that have little industry experience.
    Long term knowledgeable people seem to be dwindling.
    Lack of innovation and creation of new products....possible because the people who do the innovating, do it for someone else now.
    Completely disconnected senior leaders from the employees below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some meaning behind all the slogans and catch phrases.
    Create some new products.
    Thin the top of all of the org charts before they tip.
    Outsource less and try to build up and retain some knowledge again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Was a great company, but it is a sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    New company car if you work in sales, vacation and sick leave given to you on day one, 401k matching. Not a bad place to start off your career if you don't have any experience, but Tyco will not take you very far.

    Cons

    Tyco Integrated Security used to be ADT commercial. However, Tyco split from ADT and created Tyco Integrated Security. What Tyco did when they split, is give up their most powerful tool- their brand recognition. Every business and person has heard of ADT, yet know one has heard of Tyco. ADT is the primary competitor in sales and I can tell you first-hand they are winning the battle since the split. All of Tyco's lead sources have dried up and the entire sales team is being required to physically door knock businesses several hours a day. I was required some weeks to visit 40 businesses each day. At ADT, they currently have a wealth of inbound leads and their sales team is flourishing.

    The obstacles are great when working in sales for Tyco. You will not just be working in sales as you will be required to become a security system expert. You will spend way more hours designing systems and researching ideal camera angles then you will doing what you should be doing- selling.

    Base salary I would consider average and the commission is very poor. All sales are one time payouts, you do not build a book of clients with recurring revenue. Being about 150% to quota would make you 100K in a year and the next year you could make 50K if your sales dropped. Not dependable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the commission.
    Do not require the sales team to be design experts..that's why you have a team of technicians.
    Get a clue about your pricing...it is the highest in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tyco

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Health related activities

    Cons

    Lots of politics
    Always cost focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Tyco

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    Current Employee - Productivity Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Productivity Specialist in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Easy work Convenient hours Adequate Pay

    Cons

    Advancement is limited raises are low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Too many chiefs, let go the indians.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benifets. Some great people.

    Cons

    Middle management is killing them. Company moral is way down. Comp plans adjusted every year so you make less money. Once your on the GM's bad list, your done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees as much as numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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