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Updated January 15, 2018
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Tyco CEO George R. Oliver
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  1. "IT Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are commensurate with experience

    Cons

    Not much work/life balance afforded its employees

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to practice what they preach as it's related to work/life balance.


  2. "Great Co-workers, Confusion from Corporate"

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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

    Great co-workers. In the regional office setting, there is a sense of family among co-workers. It is the people that really drive the heart of the company.

    Cons

    Unclear or partially obfuscate communication from corporate management. Big ideas and promoting upcoming transitions, but the process of said transitions is jarring, confusing, or unclear.

    Advice to Management

    When possible, over communicate to the team. Explain company direction and desires. Otherwise rumors start and schisms of loyalty occur.

  3. "Service tech"

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    Former Employee - Service Tech in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, decient benefits, holiday and weekends off

    Cons

    No advancement, micromanaged, no proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Let techs do their jobs.


  4. "Nice People, Limited Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits Tyco provided were fantastic! Also, the work environment was great. My team lead and manager were very nice, informed, and patient. They trained very well, and allowed us to work as a team to form solutions, as opposed to taking the usual, "Do this, do that... My way is the only way" scenario

    Cons

    Pay increases were minimal, and opportunities for advancements were far and few between.


  5. "A HOUSE OF FAVORITISM"

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

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

    Pros

    employee training and company benefits

    Cons

    good old boy network, very week management

    Advice to Management

    look carefully who really is doing the good work not those who take the credit


  6. "Could be worse"

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    Former Employee - Resource Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Resource Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy, mundane, climate controlled, can move up quickly

    Cons

    Pay, abuse of hard working underpaid employees for loan to higher departments

    Advice to Management

    Don’t abuse employees that work hardest.


  7. "Decent environment"

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to learn about products with help from senior staff. Was given the to put estimate together on time.

    Cons

    Upper management constantly under pressure and disconnected with local sites. Unavailability to hear and consider newer concepts and platforms for sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Go into the field more often

  8. "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


  9. "Platers are the best ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Schedule was very good I like

    Cons

    I don’t like the management


  10. "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.


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