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Alexandria, VA

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Tyco"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is they let you do your job. They give the freedom to employees to use their skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    It is a big company and you may get lost in all people that need to be involved in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    The sales people run this organization and it is all about sales. Need to focus on the delivery of the products - not sales.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Use to be a great company (ADT)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Before bought by TYCO a split up so the security part could be sold, ADT was a great team. Great training and benefits.

    Cons

    Then when bought by TYCO, all of a sudden our three main goals were gone and customers came last. Only monthly margins/project closings were important, even if they were done poorly. People started scrambling for higher positions so they were secure. Many things made no sense, like 5 or 6 directors over 10 PM's when before when it was ADT there was one director over 15 with no problem, many other issues of duplicating effort at the customers cost. Many upper management people saw this coming and just left. Others were just hanging on knowing that lay-offs were coming and only stayed in hopes they would be kept. But lay-offs were not even or just, some great people were let go and others that actually did nothing all day were saved by their managers.

    Advice to Management

    Think! If TYCO IS is going to be sold fine, but think of our customers and quality work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Could use improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent company. great employees, some managers are good.

    Cons

    Management focuses too much on making the sale. They do not properly evaluate what it takes to do the job after the sale. not enough recognition for the people "behind the curtain" who make it all work.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth with all the regular people. Give good people money to stay. Good people leave to get more money not because they want to go. It is cheaper to keep good people then to recruit, hire, and train new people and then hope they are productive and stay.


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