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Tyco Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very Corporate America"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to make lateral moves.

    Cons

    Middle management heavy. Unstable leadership.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on customers.


  2. "Emergency dispatch operator"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and learning curve

    Cons

    No manager supportand pay disputes

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same standards that you expect of your employees

  3. "Very Rigid and Corporate to a Fault"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compared to other entry-level positions with minimal qualifications, the starting pay is reasonably high with average benefits. The food at the cafeteria is great, though it closes fairly early (1:30PM).
    If you enjoy working extra hours you can expect to make a good deal more money as there is nearly always overtime.

    Cons

    There is nearly always overtime, to a ridiculous degree.
     At the end of each month there is a crunch with extra hours piled on as the sales team pushes through all the orders they were lazing about with earlier in the month. The exact last day of the month you'll work all day to 9-10 PM.
    It is not rare to work 6-day weeks, and to work multiple double-shifts each week.
    The work/life balance is simply atrocious.

    There is rarely any room to move up past lower management. Lateral moves can be made aplenty but you must retain your position for a full year first.

    Middle management have their hands completely tied to policy that extremely favors the company over its workers. Upper management treats the front-line employees like work-horses and don't care about you being over-worked. Management is slow to respond to problems; the departments are only just now expanding their numbers to keep up with the work after a year of being understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    If you actually care about the well-being of your employees you will treat them like people and not machines. Hire more and more so the collective force will remove the necessity for overtime and allow employees to have a normal work/life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "All software and human processes are broken."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Brand name, not many today.

    Cons

    Micromanage, redundant paperwork to address inventory management, sales process and many other dysfunctional systems. Telephone sales competes with external sales force in an unfair way.

    Advice to Management

    Fix stuff and let salespeople do what they were hired to do. Stop bs salesforce atrocity or fix.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    No weekends. The people are great to work with but being micro managed is crazy. And some of the sr reps are paid 12-13 when they have been there for 10+ years. Benefits are excellent!

    Cons

    Micro management. Not the same attendance opportunities as other departments o


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not so great."

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    Former Employee - Mid-manger in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mid-manger in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition by public.

    Cons

    Terrible treatment of employees. Corporate environment, blue collar mentality. Office politics. Dirty tactics by senior management. Terrible practical training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Service Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation potential
    Benefits including car you could use for personal

    Cons

    Lack of support from other departments plus constantly changing managers. Unrealistic sales quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Increase service staff to be able to perform services sold within a reasonable time.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Limited Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, not micro managed. Some of the people are great to work with, and you're free to pursue projects.

    Cons

    Lower pay than most companies for similar jobs, no direction from managers unless it's crunch time, hesitant to spend any money to improve equipment--very old school way of business.

    If you're not a manager, it's extremely difficult to move or grow within the company.

    The culture is also very high-schoolish with gossip abound, along with very high turn-over.

    No standard training offered to new employees, except for do-it-yourself e-learning. You're expected to go learn everything on your own with no direction of what is needed.

    Overall, very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your equipment, focus on keeping people through incentives and opportunities (not just to managers) and organize your projects and work flow.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    weekly pay, bonus depending on position, flexible, people there are great to work with, except for some management.

    Cons

    management is difficult to work with, they expect way more than what is advertised for the position, barely any advancement into management, high turnover. Different managers have different expectations, even though everyone is supposed to be on the same team

    Advice to Management

    be consistent with everyone, everyone is on a different page and seem completely fake


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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


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