Tyco

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Their demise was not exaggerated!!

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    Former Employee - Electronic Systems Sales Representative in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Systems Sales Representative in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Company car, average benefits solid fire alarm product that is backward compatible. You can upgrade an older system without replacing the field devices.

    Cons

    Poor management not efficient at development of is employees, high turnover of technician and sales reps and managers, mediocre service department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen SimplexGrinnell hasn't performed at a high level since the early 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People - Poor Pay and Stability

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Many quality long term employees in the Tyco Integrated Security Retail organization. Great Regional Management. Talented Sales NAMs. Quality long term techs from the Sensormatic days.

    Cons

    Poor pay and compensation! Annual layoffs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    For the most part it is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    When you work there it has a family type atmosphere. If you need help there is someone to help and guide you

    Cons

    Like I said above it is a family type setting. Just like family there are people that will stab you in the back to make themselves look better no matter how much they have to lie about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have HR take a better look at the personal

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company focused on quotas rather than customer service

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The company is truly a one stop shop for having the opportunity to sell the latest and greatest technology. Initial training on how to sell the "Tyco” way is good. Direct access to manufacturers for help on designing solutions was a plus.

    Cons

    Working space / cubicles were very small and it was difficult to layout large floor plans and work. Management expects reps to sell plus engineer the job providing no additional compensation for the expertise. This also held up installs due to lack of missing specific items mostly because of lack of product knowledge. This happened frequently due to upper management focused so strongly on quota rather than quality. Often as a rep you spent more time designing than selling which ultimately impacts quota. There is very little opportunity to advance in the company unless working in larger markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality not quantity. Provide more engineers to help the sales team out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco

    Pros

    Benefits, Company Car, 401K, College Tuition Reimbursement, Time off Policies

    Cons

    Leadership, Local Management, Office politics, nepotism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husbands.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A few of the manager were solid and leaders.

    Some of the support staff are really good people.

    Most of the field staff are solid.

    The product is solid.

    Cons

    It's too hop heavy. As they lay off core employees, say we are in the red, state we need to cut back on company events they are hiring managers and more managers.

    Most of the managers have kids that work there or have brought in a family friend. I can't this of a recent hire who was not related someone who already works there. And these related people get special treatment.

    HR reps are hard to get a hold of. There is a person handle some of the HR stuff locally but they can't make any real choices.

    Too much drama, too much gossip, too much decade/s old hatreds, and too many people just seeing it as place to beat their chests.

    88% of managers rule only by intimidation.

    People are pitted against each other for far too many reasons.

    Hard working people are laid off while management's favorites/kids are kept on.

    Managers hire their kids as 'temp' employees who have little to no experience and tasking employee have not been trained to train the new kids.

    Hard to get instruction in writing from management and when it comes it's only to scare people.

    Field staff who have decaled cars are monitored too much; if they go over the company speed limit (65mph) for more than few seconds, to many stops on the way home, unpaid drive time for even though California labor laws seem to say it should be paid.

    There is " don't make a scene because we can make your life hard here or lay you off".

    People who mention labor laws or right don't last too long.

    Hard to get need tools to field staff.

    Many field staff use own tools.

    Passive aggressive to "all" emails and "reply all" emails.

    Safety is a joke. The only time the did anything was before an audit. If you work here just grab your bag and run in case of an event.

    Manager have friends and family visit a lot.

    Different departments use different filing and cataloging practices even though all the department work at the same customer sites.

    Constant management turn over and new managers not trying to learn about staff roles and jobs.

    With management turn over comes their need to prove themselves, they often start by moving staff cubicles, then they try to change core tasks between the admins, once they realize the work slow down while people finish on job and start another is too long they switch back to the original tasks.

    Hard to transfer to another office unless you move.

    Very poor communication, a general communication will go out but it's not clear if it's a "cover our butts" email or it is an "do this" email.

    People yell at each other.

    People have crying fits.

    It's all about the bean counting.

    Out dated database.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say anything you have not heard before...maybe it's from counting your annual bonus, or the party/sales trips , or all the company cars you have that is drowning out the reason and logic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Sales entry experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Uncapped commission that will partly compensate for the low salary

    Cons

    Poor cooperation from the Install Department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unify the goal of servicing the end customer for Sales and Installation groups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Don't waste your time.

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Overtime. Friendly co workers..

    Cons

    Pay is slow considering someone who has invested 10 years into this company. Base pay was about 10.00 when I started, 10 years later I left with 12.47. You do the Math. If I didn't have a dream schedule and tution reimbursement, I would have left long time ago. Don' t waste your time if you can't live off of 12.47 hr. Really shows how employees are valued..Just another number. Not enough room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to team members for advice and pay a reasonable salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Regional Administrator

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    Current Employee - Regional in Westminster, MA
    Current Employee - Regional in Westminster, MA

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

    Pros

    The culture and people are awesome to work with

    Cons

    You work OT until your work is done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Perks, Company Car, 401k, Insurance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSR Service Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - PSR Service Sales in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Management at a local level was great. The laptop, cell allowance, gas card, paid car insurance and company car. Training is top notch.

    Cons

    Regional, however alot of micro managing or what they like to call accountability. Alot of existing accounts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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