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Tyco Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Opportunities to grow"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, team work, schedule flexibility, easy commuting from home

    Cons

    Upper level positions disappearing, no room for growth, need to recognize employees who put in the extra effort rather than those who brown nose to get promoted


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Learned alot about the business"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of freedom and not micro managed. Company take home vehicle. Big company and name reputation.

    Cons

    Terrible management, no organization, no communication, very frustrating at times. Need to adapt or get left behind. High prices to customers

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and care about your employees as more than a number. Adapt to keep pace with other companies.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "AutoCAD Drafter"

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    Former Employee - AutoCAD Drafter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - AutoCAD Drafter in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional people. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Pay scale is on the low end.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized Engineering Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cranston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Can wear whatever you want to work (jeans, T shirt, etc)
    -Mostly nice people
    -Pay is ok
    -Trying to establish innovation and lean manufacturing methods based on six sigma

    Cons

    -Absolutely no training to new employees. They give them a 100 pg pdf on fire sprinklers and expect you to be an expert after day 1.

    -No lab training and when asking for help the techs don't want to help you because they "don't want to be a variable in your experiment". Extremely rare to see management in the lab as well.

    -Lots of lay offs during my time there

    -not a lot of social interaction everyone mostly keeps to themselves and eats lunch at their desks

    -Sub par data acquisition methods and technologically behind the times.

    - No lab organization and using the lab is a free for all. Whoever gets there first uses it regardless of your projects priority level.

    - Advanced engineering methods and theory are rarely used and designs are based on trial and error most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    -Require training and assign a senior mentor to new employees BEFORE giving them their own project to run on their own.

    - You should be running engineering reviews ( in person or online) every year in advanced fluid mechanics, FEA, and fire protection engineering. You have enough grads from WPI to make this happen.

    - Have more employee appreciation events


  5. "Systems Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits they know fire protection

    Cons

    Lots of layers of mgt

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tyco Retail Solutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct management a pleasure to work for
    New location is top notch and new facility is very nice
    Work environment is relaxed and professional.

    Cons

    Merger with Johnson Controls making future very uncertain for local group
    Upper/executive management is scattered all over the world resulting in disconnected corporate communications


  7. "Tuck Intl"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits good hours great work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay career advancement from tech very limited

    Advice to Management

    Pay your team what they are worth

  8. "okay but nothing special"

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    Former Employee - SQA Lead in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - SQA Lead in Westminster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    easy commute in central mass

    Cons

    no direction in it and a lot of infighting


  9. "Product group"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Principal in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great people and staff. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Cost cutting to extremes which reduces the focus on other activities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation. Cost cutting will only get you this much.


  10. "National Accounts Coordinator/ Saftey Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - National Accounts Coordinator in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - National Accounts Coordinator in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, not a difficult job, lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Underpaid for doing multiple roles, management needs better training, managers play favorites. Management does not have an open door policy. Management does not work towards Tycos motto. No integrity at all with management.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little compassion for the employees, they are human too not robots. Hire people who want to work not who are there only for a paycheck.


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