Tyco

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Tyco Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
350 Reviews
2.5
350 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 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    It's bad and only getting worse.

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

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

    Pros

    Great local employees in the district offices.

    Cons

    Corporate Micro Managers
    Low Employee Morale
    Shareholder Focused Culture
    Diminishing Sales/Bonus Plans Delivered Late Each Year
    Overburdened Field Employees
    Inefficient Internal Software Programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FOCUS ON THE EMPLOYEES, NOT THE SHAREHOLDERS

    This used to be a great, employee focused company. We were trusted to make business decisions at the local level. There was a sense of trust from the field employees all the way to the President of the company. We had a sense of pride in our work and loyalty to the company. This in turn created happy customers and profitable business.

    Now we are in a shareholder focused company. Meaningful decisions that could impact the local offices are made at the VP level or higher, who do nothing but manage through spreadsheets and listen to the opinions of Yes-men. Field employees have long since lost their sense of pride in the company, this has drastically lowered company loyalty and morale in general. This in turn has created unhappy customers who complain and cancel contracts daily.

    Here is one example of how the corporate level shows its employees at the district level a lack of respect. Salespeople and district managers receive their pay plans late each year. Sales plans are 2 to 3 months late and district management pay plans are 8 TO 9 MONTHS LATE. How do you think that is viewed at the district level? More importantly how does that fall in line with Tyco's Vital Values? Excellence? Would a customer think service that late was excellent? Teamwork? Would you want your "teammates" to provide you with forecasts or bookings that late? Accountability? Who is being held accountable when a vital part of our business is delivered so late each year? Integrity...

    Get back to basics. Make decisions with Tyco's Vital Values in mind, not the shareholders or your bonus. Hire more of the people who actually get the job done in the field and stop creating new "support" and "business development" jobs. We have more than enough managers and bean counters, we need people who can actually get the work done. Trust the real leaders of the company, the ones at the local district level, to make day to day business decisions. Corporate leadership is in a position to look 5 years down the road, not 5 minutes. Do away with the centralization mindset that is strangling the company. Trust your employees and stop micromanaging.

    This was once a world class company that trail blazed its own path while treating employees as its greatest asset. Now it is just another stereotypical publicly traded company marching to the beat of what Wall Street thinks is right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    SG- Worst move I could've made professionally!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    The only "pro" honestly, are the field crew members. For the most part they are knowledgable and professional, and interact with customers very well.

    Cons

    The regional branch in Lake Oswego doesn't honor the core values or ethics established at the corporate level. What little "training" provided was through an outdated computer program, and the "dog eat dog" environment provides zero support from colleagues. There is an archaic "good old boys" network among the staff that is stifling to anyone looking for a positive, progressive working environment. Customer retention is the last focus, and everyone is out for themselves in this horribly dysfunctional branch of SG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no stable management team... another "con".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible morale, no values, screw the employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job before Tyco stripped it down to bare bones!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Process Improvement and Control in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - Manager, Process Improvement and Control in Westminster, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people, great management, opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    As Tyco continued to divest companies, it also stripped away critical business units in an effort to become lean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are essential to great processes, the company cannot run on auto-pilot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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

    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
  8.  

    Had excellent experience working with great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Very high quality standards and very professional associates at all levels and in all areas of the business. Great training and great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on short term profits. Not enough attention to long term growth. Too much accounting, not enough marketing and product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management need more contact with the market place.. At the district office and customer level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Counsel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Long Term Employee - see it disintegrating

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

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderfully experienced, professionals working here

    Cons

    Eastern Operation and Regional management handcuff local manager, supervisors and sales reps from accomplishing goals set for them by layoffs and hiring freezes.
    Totally unrealistic expectations; making too many 'check-boxes' and administrative functions for sales staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are MANY qualified, talented and dedicated people working here, LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS. Reports and spreadsheets do not add up to you knowing the business.
    Ask and take advice from the long term employees who actually know the market and the business.
    Very often: you do not know best

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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