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Tyco Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  1. "Warehouse Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few pros but, the insurance is decent and offers HSA account which is helpful at times. Not many people at the Carol Stream location.

    Cons

    They don't distribute work fairly, management is really bad there and will try to degrade you. When review time comes the the boss there will find every excuse not to give you any kind of raise because you haven't been there long enough. When you bring up a noticeable problem at work you seem to be red flagged and now watched for anything you do.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a good leader and reward people that actually work and help.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Gym and Cafeteria for breakfast and lunch

    Cons

    Merger has a provided a lot of uncertainty


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Look Deeper - Business Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "Quality Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Corporate demands of business unit were not in alignment with business capabilities


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization compensates their managers really well.

    Cons

    Cash Flows and reducing cost is the Norm

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Good opportunities for some"

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

    Pros

    Some good managers and good global opportunities

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership and management style and priorities, Some people get great promotions while other better workers arent recognized


  8. "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.


  9. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great Management
    Good Compensation
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    The work can be stressful


  10. "Good people, tough company situation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Tyco Integrated Security, Fishers/ Indianapolis office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits; Weekly payroll; Ability to earn monthly Incentive bonus; Some small opportunity to flex start and end times; In last several years, no weekends except for overtime offerings, Often released from the office early for holidays; Lower level and middle management generally friendly, open and invested. C-level management, the same; Opportunity to advance is noted and regularly discussed throughout the corporation. Ability to purchase hot lunches at work during normal business hours about 3 days weekly.

    Cons

    Pay is not always commensurate with experience nor is it competitive with local market rates except in management; Insurance deductibles are incredibly high; Upper Management at the location are distant and detached from the majority of the employees; and in one case openly hostile to employees; There is not a human resource person at the site available to answer questions and assist employees/management; There are no longer employee centric activities to have a little fun occasionally.

    Advice to Management

    The Tyco Indy team (all employees and management) could be so much more. Take a note from C-level management and spend time with your employees of different departments, not just their immediate management. Get to know some of them and what they do on a daily basis, firsthand. Keep in mind that 'one team, one goal' philosophy and all that it encompasses.



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