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Tyco Reviews

Updated 4 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance is encouraged" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Good pay good benefits they know fire protection" (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management constantly under pressure and disconnected with local sites" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Not much work/life balance afforded its employees" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career development opportunities and a genuinely nice place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of change !! A culture of uncertainty and disengagement.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring as much as you are is making employees feel vulnerable and dis- engaged. You are loosing vital knowledge and experience.


  2. "Easy going but no progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easygoing environment. Flexibility with hours - I used to start an hour earlier and be able to leave an hour earlier. Some great personable managers.

    Cons

    No progression. No recognition. No team spirit. Building was in shocking condition with damp and a putrid smell that had a detrimental affect on my breathing. The good managers were always too busy sorting out the mess projected on us from the higher-ups, to affect any meaningful, positive changes to working conditions. Woefully understaffed in some areas of the business where the generous nature of others was exploited to make up for the lack of cover.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out that dank, smelly building!!

  3. "HR Business Partner"

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

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    The company was resource rich and there was always someone around willing to help out.

    Cons

    As with all US companies it seemed to take a long time to get things signed off and all initiatives were very US centric rather than looking at the individual needs and customs of all regions. One size does not always fit all!!!


  4. "NIce company to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a huge global organization

    Cons

    Managers are unprofessional. Very slow to get the stuffs done.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely none. Don’t waste your time.

    Cons

    The most toxic working environment I have ever experienced. Management mentality is a throw back to the 70’s, outdated and not fit for purpose. If I could give Tyco a zero star rating I would.

    Advice to Management

    Wipe the board and start again


  6. "Training & Support"

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    Current Employee - Sales Service Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Sales Service Consultant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary,pension and commission plan. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Total lack of any training or support on how to do your job. No understanding from management on how to support you and the issues faced in daily tasks. Systems are outdated and clunky. IT support is lacking since it has been moved from Head Office to out of the country. They close support tickets as successful even though they aren’t resolved. They give low priority to important issues leaving you with no access to systems you need to do your daily job. You are left to find your own contacts and get help yourself from anywhere in the business that you can find it. No formal training plan in place. Training that is provided isn’t relevant to the role you are in. No organisational overview so you have no idea which department you need or have a means to contact them. Too many layers of management that don’t really support the teams. No field accompaniment from management. Left to request copies of blank contracts from other people in the business and no training on what you need for each type of sale. No check list of what’s needed, how to complete it. Nothing. No ownership of issues, people just pass the buck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Give them the correct training they need when they join the business so they can do their jobs effectively. Invest in your staff and the processes needed to have efficient training in place and good reference materials so people can go back and refresh when they need to. Things take too long to come to fruition. Faster action needed to make the business more efficient. Have a better system for clients to contact the business.


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    "Good Company To Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable, Brand Leader, Budget Stringent but Realistic, Enjoyable culture, Recognition for Performance, Reasonable spans of controls for teams, tools to perform your role

    Cons

    Very Segregated Field Operation for UK.. Should focus on more collaboration nationally to share best practice

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the "American" way of the parent organisation, and modernise to rest of the field operations industry in UK

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow Pace for Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tyco/Johnson controls is a massive company. My review is only based on my experience with Tyco Fire Protection Products Sunbury-on-Thames. I worked with excellent people in Sunbury. The environment is a bit relaxed for an R&D site.

    Cons

    It was my first time to work for a fire industry company. As an engineer in a R&D department, I find that the product development pace is very slow. The system used for product data management is also extremely inefficient which slows engineering work. There are also plenty of administrative task given to engineers which in my opinion, engineers should spend most of their time designing products.


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    "Good in parts"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tyco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge video and security technology with good chances to work in performance engineering.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better.
    Suffers from an US centric management which often fails to recognise contributions from satellite sites.
    Can be very political at times.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a merit based approach and actually apply a fair appraisal process. Would be a lot easier if the compensation improved.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Complete lack of organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not too much to think of...

    Cons

    Complete lack of organization and care for the employee. No respect for the work, no accountability. Some people left after 1 week. I stayed for 1 year because it paid the bills

    Advice to Management

    start from scratch