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Tyco Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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Tyco President & Chief Operating Officer George R. Oliver
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership is clueless."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Milwaukee, WI
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, decent pay, generally good teamwork. Benefits are average. Opportunity to work on global initiatives. Decent compensation packages.

    Cons

    Leadership at the top is clueless and have no vision or strategy. The new CIO is solely focused on cost (meaning headcount reductions mostly) which what he focused on at Tyco. JCI is a very different company with different objectives and he does not get that. Sad to say but he may be in over his head. Big "good old boy" network - roles are based on who you know not what you do. Not a great work environment now with merger activities.


  2. "No room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, friendly coworkers, subsidized cafeteria, management is approachable, affinity groups, Starbucks, holiday parties, employee matching on 401k plan, bonuses (although every year it goes down)

    Cons

    No career advancement, salary is uncompetitive, antiquated processes and systems, no loyalty to current employees, management can be secretive, ratio of male to female managers is extremely low, ratio of white to non-white managers is extremely low, very low morale and uncertainty, managers keep employees in a constant state of fear about job loss, changing structure every fiscal year, lower and lower bonuses every year

    Advice to Management

    Make employee morale a priority. Develop a mentorship program. Promote from within. Develop fair pay practices. The ombudsman is a joke; you can lose your job if you lodge a complaint.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "un-technical engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Development Program in Cranston, RI
    Current Employee - Engineering Development Program in Cranston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    A consistent pay check
    easy work
    rarely a cause to stay at work over 8hr a day

    Cons

    -Designing things is mostly based on trial and error rather than actual engineering work or calculations/ equations
    -salary is sub par for the area
    -looking up the ladder there seems to be a significant lack of "senior Engineers" once you are an engineer the next promotion is to manager.
    -people get promoted to manager without training on how to be an effective leader or how to manage a group.
    -The work is boring and doesn't require a degree, aka you don't need a degree to itterate a design a few thousand times till something magically works.
    -lack of employee appriciation events.
    -bonuses keep getting pushed back (includes Cotst of living increases)

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair wage for your engineers or another company will. and if you don't pay cost of living increases then people are losing money working for you and you can't expect to keep people.
    have more employee appriciation events.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Look Deeper - Business Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People in the field are hard workers and care about the business. If you worked at Tyco you can overcome any new environment. Makes you a stronger professional. Navigation skills and political skills are tested.

    Cons

    Poor communications through-out the company, Top heavy, not connected to the people who do the work. Too many glass ceilings. Leadership development is delivered but not applied. Hard work and diligence does not win, politics impacts all decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be real engage and come out of your bubble.


  6. "Opportunities if you are in the "inner circle""

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people to work with, Good work/life balance, Interesting work in an area that is evolving and a lot of disruption from startups.

    Cons

    A lot of talk about innovation and quoting from books but that's where it ends. If you are in the "inner circle" there are opportunities in the company. If you aren't in the "inner circle" your voice will not be heard. For a $10B startup there's still a very heavy corporate hierarchy.

    With the merger with Johnson Controls coming there is a lot of uncertainty. The tagline is "business as usual" but with the merger coming there's a lot of "wait and see" as far as action.


  7. "Good people, tough company situation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many perks and flex options at the Boca Raton facility in recent months
    Fair-minded people to work alongside
    People here work very hard
    Company has come a long way in terms of ethics

    Cons

    Average pay
    Many departments are currently understaffed and overloaded
    Many projects are currently in limbo due to the upcoming merger with JCI
    The finance department here has suffered severe turnover (2 full rotations of personnel in past few years)
    Data is extremely disorganized. Over 100 different ERPs that are poorly coordinated at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more straightforward and transparent in top-down communications. Front line employees know the lingo and jargon. It doesn't do many favors to sugar-coat bad news.

    Focus on organizing data structures and keeping employees happy. High turnover has pretty serious impact on morale.

    It's time to modernize HR perks and practices. If Tyco wants to become a "technology" company, it needs to start adopting technology benefits. The cost will obviously be higher, but ability to pay lower salaries, etc. is quickly dwindling in an increasingly competitive environment.

    Many perks/bonuses for upper management, few for frontline workers. Invest in your people, and they will invest in you.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of this company that discriminate"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues from other dept are nice. Some from colleagues became close friends. But this happens only in the lower level colleagues.

    Cons

    The HR are discriminating and not helpful when you need help from them. You might even get scolded from the HR when you ask more. Beware of them!

    Advice to Management

    Some management have worked too long in the company to know what's happening outside in the corporate culture. They became too single minded in their management style


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Read Between The Lines On All The Other Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Support Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tyco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly good people at the ground level. Nice building.....

    Cons

    Management being more concerned with metrics than customer satisfaction. Mandates from upper management drives sales reps, install managers, install technicians to make EXTREMELY unethical decisions that negatively impact not only the customers but the ground level employees dealing with the install process (or lack of....). Extremely high turn over in sales dept. makes for bad customer experience. Expect Johnson Controls "merger" to clear out a large portion of of redundant or unnecessary positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire & maintain professional sales reps & install techs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company in transition"

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated staff of creative survivors.

    Cons

    Tyco has forgotten that its real shareholders are its employees. Layoffs in the name of profits have turned it into just another soulless enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    "Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." - Andy Stanley


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Director in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Marinette, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent product. Low turn over at the lower professional levels. Tyco is viewed as one of the better employers in Marinette Wisconsin.

    Cons

    Divestiture was supposed to unlock growth and shareholder value, neither happened. Senior leadership was more concerned about keeping their jobs than doing the right thing. George Oliver (CEOs) ???

    High gm turnover, 3 years and 3 gm.

    Advice to Management

    None...



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