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Tyco Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  1. "Thinking about moving on."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse group of people, interesting product lines.

    Cons

    Promotions do not seem merit based

    Advice to Management

    Look at the qaulity of work as the determining factor for salary and promotions. While being able to maneuver politically is fine quality of work should take the top spot.


  2. "Chaotic and dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in management the bonus opportunity. Depending on your location, you will find the employees you work with are great and helpful.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities unless you are in the circle. Movement based on relationships not skill. Senior Mangers that lack integrity and ethics. The field employees are often left out of the communication cascade.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Open the lines of communication and be receptive to feedback. Don't be afraid to hire someone who knows more than you their performance can make you look good. It doesn't always mean you are going to be replaced by that person.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Very Dissapointing!!"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits & Decent Pay

    Cons

    Upper Management only cares about delivering results to please Executives. There is total disregard for people's personal time (including LATE HOURS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS!). Lack of training, low morale and there is NO communication between employees and Managers!! NO place for people that have a FAMILY!!!

    Advice to Management

    WORK LIFE BALANCE!!!!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hopeful at the start."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International and national transfer opportunities. Decent benefits; 401K and match, vacation time sick time, holidays, night shift pay, overtime, and some training. Long term employees (12+ years)

    Cons

    Too many different management styles and old grudges die hard (due to the years mergers former competitors are working together and say it was better the way it was before the merger). Poor training. The only way to move up in the company is through sales and who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, give real raises (more than .11 cents), give work to everyone not just the people you knew before the merger, tell us what's going to happen next,


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Electrictronics Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Electrictronics Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reasons are simple, Great Techs, Company Truck, adequate pay, great benifits. While being allowed free rain to come and go as you please. Who wouldn't want that?

    Cons

    The downside is not enough tech help, long hours, poor management, dis-organized warehouse, no means of back stocking material for emergancies, no means of hiring help for emegencies or when work load requires it, no real estimators, constant brow beatings about loosing money, the mentality that everything is either the tech's fault or someone else, to much finger pointing when things go wrong.
    And the 401k is only matching funds after a 3 year vestment period. It was never revealed to me as such and was a direct reason for my taking the job. So when you leave at 2 years and 364 days that $30k you think you are going to roll over is only $15k. THIS IS NOT RIGHT!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CM he's a functional alcoholic and 90% of the problem. Hire some estimators, salesmen sale and estimators should estimate, period! Throw away the GPS on the trucks and get the guys in the field some help and a raise. Shore up your warehouse and get some delivery personnel. Yes it is true; Cost is Cost, Cash is King but it is not always the PM's fault or his responsibility to fix.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Management needs ethical training"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I have seen in my career. Daliy swearing, yelling and intimidation to instill fear for your job. Managers have factory mentality on at all levels. HR is non existent because they are in fear of there job being off-shored.

    Advice to Management

    Train your Managers to be leaders not bullys.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Mistreats hourly employees, No Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Fire Alarm Tech Representative in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Fire Alarm Tech Representative in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, decent salary, company vehicle

    Cons

    Management mistreats there employees, no leadership from office managers, Management is unorganized and doesn't assist employees in the field, leaves you out to dry

    Advice to Management

    Treat the guys in the field with more respect and give them the tools to do there jobs instead of worrying about guy's GPS in vehicles, use the GPS to help us work and not as a spying tool.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worst management in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Former Sales in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Former Sales in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company car and benefits, and creating new opportunities for competitors

    Cons

    Too much gossip and interoffice mingling of upper management with the office scum.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about the welfare of hardworking employees instead of trying to get the office tramp to date you...


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The most dysfunctional & unethical place I've ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They used to pay more in order to attract people to come after the Dennis K scandal. Now, they are putting forth a pay for performance plan, which means that some people maybe get a pay cut in 2013. It would be good if the measurement of performance is objective, but it isn't.

    Cons

    Some good people, but overall, a lot of overpaid and under-performing "leader" (directors levels and up). I have never worked at a place in which I teach my bosses more than s/he can contribute to my work. There is constantly rumors that Tyco will be brought. I've never worked at a place that almost every major rumor came true. It's a matter of time. It's so sad to see everything you build constantly getting broken down because the org. is no unstable. It's very easy to have TWO full job here and you won' get extra incentives for doing the work. What's worse is that you are given limited resources ($, time, hires) to meet outrageous objectives..

    Advice to Management

    Top management (C-levels) are being "yes" to death by some clueless overpaid mid-management (Directors, VPs etc.). Hence, they do not have a true gauge and the ground on why people think and the level of employee engagement.. The only way to explain is that they don't even care or they don't know enough to notice it.


  10. "mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    they give a lot of vacation

    Cons

    pay and no room to grow


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