Steady paced workload, quiet office environment, lots of projects done remotely through other branches
Fire Alarm & Suppression Designer/Drafter (Former Employee), Lake Oswego, OR – November 20, 2013
Pros: freedom to create designs from scratch. company paid training education (nicet)
Cons: break-watchers (short breaks), take lunches around 11:30 to avoid isolation), time zone issues - project done from other branches
Was hoping for more official training once pulled onto the team - it was kind of just expected to learn as you go and copy from old jobs rather than fully teaching employees how panels operate and interact with initiation and notification devices. Slowly picked up fire alarm codes for spacing, placement, standards, etc. Be sure to write everything down – more... to use as reference later. Also being on time is very important to the manager I worked for, it didn't matter if you stayed 4 hours late everyday, being 5 minutes late in the morning is the worst thing you can do. Communication was very poor, if a detail was created for device, panel or system layout and placed on the server without the drafter/designer informing the team others would then later spend time recreating the same drawing over again only to find out it's already been complete. The drafting standards aren't 'up to par' and drastically vary from branch to branch. No one is simply implementing any guidelines. I got lucky and had one of the best (in my opinion) fire suppression project designers in the company as my main manager until he took a higher paying position in a out of state branch. But there are many very knowledgable designers and engineerings in the company, only issue is breaking down that wall that many engineers put up to avoid the annoying fellow employees, but once you're in with the right mentor the knowledge will keep increasing. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NC – November 15, 2013
Proficient commercial driver, team leader, HVAC technician, machine operator, stand up/ sitdown forklift operator , and business leader. Excel at inventory controls, basic computers, and marketing business services
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – October 29, 2013
Cons: healthcare, short breaks
a typical day was hard because I ran a laminating machine I never knew what I was going to have to do example set up machine with new copper or replacing copper as the ran out. machines used anywhere for 30 to 50 different rolls of thin copper wire. , last job I had was running and training temp workers to run connector machines. we had 3 different – more... machines for 1 connector, sometimes it became a hassle especially if Temp worker did not show up for. work. Co workers was wonderful enjoyed working with all of them. the best part of the day was when my shift was over and I knew I gave the company 100% or more. I took pride in all I did. – less
Not at all a challenging environment. Not too experience managers and engineers there.
Hardware-Software Integration Engineer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 24, 2013
Cons: no team work at all. not a challenging environment. not good management. no career development.
I haven't learned so much since the work environment and the tasks assigned were not challenging and the work culture is not a really good one. No team work at all. I had young but very un-experienced supervisors. Not too experienced HW/SW director.
Cons: needed better training and updates on constant changes for their employees and needed to be cleaner.
Management fairly nice but not always informed of new changes. Could be stressful as heavy phone/monitoring expectations and very micromanaged. Had nice food and beverage/lunch areas. Good incentives for bonus pay. And great company benefits.
FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – September 27, 2013
Pros: thirty minut break
Cons: two fifteen minut breaks
getting my cherry picker ready and check list. I learned how to be a picker and pic all types of different part numbers and how to ship out material and print documents. Managers were very understanding. Coworkers were very nice. Making sure not to print out the wrong documents. best part was brake every takes brake at the same time.
Tyco was a good company to be employed by but due to many corprate changes devested from it construction arm
Manager Electrical and Instrument division (Former Employee), Bangkok Thialand Darwin NT – September 19, 2013
Pros: great bonus scheme
Cons: constant change in corporate core values
As manager for the E/I side of the Thailand business was involved with day to day running of a successful electrical contracting business New opportunities especially in modular construction and requirements of many different governing bodies was a constant learning curve The team established over many years was experienced and very successes full Difficulties – more... found were the large staff changes required due to fluctuating work loads and global economic changes Most enjoyable part of the job was the People and the many large and varied projects completed. – less