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Tyco Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. 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


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    "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.

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    "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.


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Extreme cost cutting measures. Years without investing in new technology and innovation. When they finally made the investment, too late.


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    "Company Has Not Evolved"

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    Former Employee - Systems Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Systems Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get a great overview of the Fire / Life Safety market working in this role. You are working with all areas of the business - sales, service, installation and billing. The role really requires you to be a self-starter and you have to have an interest in the construction market if you want to be successful.

    Cons

    From a sales perspective, this is an absolutely horrible job. Here's why: you are given a target to hit each for the fiscal year, and it's broken down monthly. So let's say your goal is $120,000 for the year - that means you must sell $10,000 repairs a month to hit your commission targets. BUT you DO NOT get paid unless the work is completed! So you can exceed your targets every month, but if the work can't be completed you do not get anything. In my district I was constantly dealing with this because our service department was not fully staffed and higher management would not approve requisitions for new hires. We were constantly behind and as a sales rep it is very frustrating to have no control over this. To top it off you are paid a very meager rate per hour while asked to basically act as a manager / liaison for the service and inspection crews.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin - Management must look at this position not as sales but more project management. They need to increase the salary to get qualified candidates and not rush the training. I do not recommend this job to someone interested in sales.


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    "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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Payed pretty good and possibly company vehicle

    Cons

    Unorganized chaos. No one takes care of each other and sales reps will stab you in the back. High turn over

    Advice to Management

    Try taking care of your people. You might actually get people to stay


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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