Black & Decker
3.2 of 5 51 reviews
www.bdk.com Towson, MD 5000+ Employees

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Black & Decker Chairman, President, and CEO Nolan D. Archibald

Nolan D. Archibald

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work if you're a guy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Towson, MD

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

    ConsDefinite 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 Senior ManagementReduce 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great leadership and vision.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Towson, MD

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leaderShip, Highly politcal. Only promote their favourites.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo focus on business. You dont need to know the products

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery poor leader ship.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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