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Tyco Reviews

Updated March 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "What a mess"

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    Former Employee - PSR in Brighton, Erie, NY
    Former Employee - PSR in Brighton, Erie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy sell, very expensive but good products and service. Easy to transfer positions within company. Free lunches are nice. Easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Billing issues, weak leadership, pay, high turnover. Unorganized in every way. Recruiters make job out to be totally different. Anti female work place, lacks diversity. Old sexist managers

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention, come to work.


  2. 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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "service tech"

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    Current Employee - Service Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    training is good. LMS computer training all the time.

    Cons

    management does not care about the customer. prices are to high. we are the most expensive company out there.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost your forcus. all you care about is money, go work for wall-street. our customers deserve better.


  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. 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.


  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 (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


  10. 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...


  11. "Business service rep"

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    Former Employee - Business Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Business Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you a car, free gas, free insurance. Pay is ok if your consistently selling new jobs and hustling day in and day out prospecting new business getting leads and know how to sell without discounting. Fire jobs are easier to sell then alarm and cctv

    Cons

    Training horrible you will have to learn as you go. There's so much to learn and the job is not for everyone. You will be micro managed and you will be expected to sell deals, if not meeting quota you will be yelled at and hear it from upper management and your boss that your replaceable. High stress environment if not producing sales. If you enjoy cold calling 24/7 door to door business sales with minimal leads to none in today's competing market with other companies and you consider yourself the wolf of wall street then this job may be for you. Otherwise it will be painful and depressing if your looking for leads and handouts. Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone handing out business cards and selling to the boss. It's a door to door sales job in a nutshell with write ups and threats for not selling.

    Advice to Management

    Less yelling and stress if employees are not meeting quotas. A strategic month long training needs to be set up for new employees and designated Sr shadowers who are open to helping. The training should not consist of 80 hours of computer training and tests.

    Needs competing pricing with other companies like ADT and Vector for Alarm /CCTV products to win jobs. Not bloated pricing.


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