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Tyco Reviews

Updated 21 April, 2017
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  1. "Software Development Review at Tyco"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very caring and stress free environment
    Friendly and supportive team leads and managers
    Embracing educational and technical development
    Payment was always on time
    Very flexible on work time and team leads almost always trusted developers
    Strict on core values

    Cons

    Each year you may expect termination with no or almost least meaningful reason (According to colleagues)
    Sometime you may feel number of members in team are more than enough which can slowdown overall speed
    Some projects were at risk because of weak time estimation and management
    There were some complains on performance evaluation

    Advice to Management

    Use professionals for marketing and system integration. They are core to right project definition which should be delivered on time to market.


  2. "Tyco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tyco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, flexible hours, nice office, on site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Recently layed off a lot of QA testers with a lot of domain experience in order to replace with cheaper labour from India.

    Advice to Management

    Product design and definition is not clear enough before starting work. Planning needs to be much better before schedules can be as accurate as management would like.


  3. "Poor Company Morale"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They pay well, and they have a decent on boarding for sales representatives.

    Cons

    Poor company morale. Everyone is always complaining as it takes forever for positive change. There are too many managers and not enough employees. They also just see their employees as a number.

    For the Sales Representatives, they make it more and more difficult to make your commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen and care about your employees. Treat your hard work employees with respect and perhaps they will stay around longer and there will be less turnover.


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  5. "Merger cost me my job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a great boss, great teammates, great work environment.

    Cons

    I was laid-off because of the impending merger, and my job was moved overseas to Ireland. I had to train my replacement, who was incompetent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible training, poor morale and workplace culture."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay. That is the only "Pro" I could come up with.

    Cons

    Terrible training; no one cares if you complain or have feedback to give since they're a Unionized company; terrible workplace culture and morale; no room for advancement so whatever you get hired for is what you'll be doing the entire time; company keeps getting bought and sold so upper management constantly changes every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Train, and give your Trainer some training at your Toronto location to gain better people skills to administer better training!


  7. "System Level Test Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Systems Level Test Specialist in Concord, ON
    Current Employee - Systems Level Test Specialist in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with working hours and friendly staff

    Cons

    do not pay well and lay off employees every year

    Advice to Management

    Please think about the employees' salary as well.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good teams but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Concord, ON
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going. Feels like a government job. Good technical experience.

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for advancement.

    Management always tell you what to do instead of taking feedback on what the product should be. They try to please everyone and make the product more complicated filled with useless features. Sometimes it feels like there is no vision. When layoff cycle comes, they lay off people who they don't like.

    Only people who suck up to management or people who are good friends with them seem to get ahead. Lots of favoritism, even though they say they don't favor people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Keep your good talent and weed out the bad apples.


  9. "Great, fast paced and challenging, easy to go in to work"

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    Current Employee - Service Technician in Grande Prairie, AB
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Grande Prairie, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great perks, I like the work.

    Lots of different tasks to break up the day.

    I get the support of management needed

    Cons

    Benefits could be better but they are still okay.

    When I get the support of management I get the minimum, nothing more

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  10. "not too bad for a beginner"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Field Tech Support in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Bilingual Field Tech Support in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they have good benefit as long as you enjoy the job

    Cons

    the company is in restructuring process, needs time to shape up well

    Advice to Management

    take care of the good talents you have and stop stressing them out they may leave.


  11. "Great company with a bright future but plague me with political agendas as with any growing company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team support environment and hard working staff. Lots of new technologies being explored and never a dull moment. Open door policy so directors are always available for support.

    Cons

    As with any big company with lots of growth, there are lots of growing pains and political agendas being forced down to the lower ranks.


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