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55 Reviews
3.3
55 Reviews
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Black & Decker Chairman, President, and CEO Nolan D. Archibald
Nolan D. Archibald
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance - allows for time off when needed, no questions asked (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company culture with a "work hard, play hard" mentality (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • When sales are down people lose jobs quickly because of public company mentality and shareholder returns (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of layers of middle to upper management in continuous motion and restructuring create constant chaos and little confidence within the ranks below (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you're a guy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good benefits, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Definite gender discrimination, opportunities for advancement are highly dependent on who you end up working for. Company tends to overhire during good times and then go through several rounds of layoffs, salary freezes, etc. during bad times. No documentation of processes so everyone has to find information as if things had never been done before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce some of the middle management levels- too many layers. Increase communication and communicate to all staff at once. Do not filter information down the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great leadership and vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    free parking, grounds are beautifully maintained, low level employees very cohesive

    Cons

    salary structure-many veteran employees have side jobs because they no longer can live on their salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sr.mgmt directives are watered down or ignored by the time they reach director and sr. mgr level. Too many layers means the good old boys spend all their time staging appearances to appease sr.mgmt. Great fear in making these statements after seeing reprisals suffered by others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor leaderShip, Highly politcal. Only promote their favourites.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Pros

    You dont need to work. Just be good with your manager. You get promoted

    Cons

    No focus on business. You dont need to know the products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor leader ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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