When the World Trade Center was attacked and troops invaded Afghanistan, staff at Tyco Healthcare helped to give hope to the hopeless by sending medical equipment and supplies.
Three-quarters of Tyco’s employees in the UK, based in Gosport, Hampshire, think the firm lives up to its maxim of “world-class products, worldwide care” and does a worthy job, and one in which 77% feel they can make a difference.
The regional vice-president started as a clerk in an export division, all of the last 10 management appointments were made internally and 70% of staff we surveyed say managers support them when they need to learn new skills.
Pay is average for the industry, but the firm’s success in winning sales of £122m in Britain last year from supplying 2,500 hospitals and other nursing facilities, meant a bonus of £500 or £1,000 (and 10% to 40% of salary for managers).
Everyone is eligible for a sharesave scheme after six months of service, with discounts of 15%. Four in 10 of the 398 staff have joined.
Half of the team members work flexibly, with options including job-sharing, reduced hours and working from home. There is free health screening and an occupational health centre on site together with a gym, solarium, sauna and sports hall, for £20 a month. The canteen is subsidised by £180,000 a year.
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