Black & Decker Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Account Executive
    Former Employee - Former Account Executive

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Product, excellent training, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some district manament had their own agenda

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with products that are new and innovative

  2. I thought Black & Decker was a great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and supervisors, pretty standard work hours with the ability to flex a few hours early or late as long as you got your 8 hours in, held seminars on various topics

    Cons

    Floating holidays, not a ton of guidance when you're first starting out

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good until Stanley Bought them

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Pros

    Great culture until Stanley bought them.

    Cons

    Stanley operates as a type of private equity company. They buy companies, strip all cost out, and look to sell them.

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  5. Great Company

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

    I worked at Black & Decker full-time (more than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great company culture

    Cons

    None to mention at this time

  6. Great place to start off your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Black & Decker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome training program. It's intense and people are competitive. You have a lot of responsibility early on in your career.

    Cons

    I moved around a lot. It got old uprooting so much. I could have turned down the offers, but then I felt like I would have been overlooks, which almost forced the moves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly employees easy work and life balance, it can get stressful at times. Office is a friendly environment every day

    Cons

    A lot of meetings take place and at times can feel pointless. A lot of people competing to do the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Better assessment process

  8. Very Good

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

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraging and lively environment to work

    Cons

    Exposure is not that great

  9. FDP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Development Program Associate in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Development Program Associate in Towson, MD

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great products, great history
    2. Culture of inclusiveness, politeness
    3. Open door policy for most managers
    4. Easy moves within company and geographies
    5. Very global

    Cons

    1. Can get too conservative (read history of acquisition by Stanley)
    2. Relies heavily on housing and automobile sectors
    3. Historical baggage

    Advice to Management

    1. Be creative
    2. Allow new talent to advise old guard
    3. Be proud of the history, yet not get lost in it

  10. A good place to work for but be prepared to be surrounded by 'Type A' people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good career path; compensation and benefits; talented people; the culture is very aggressive/competitive but people get things done.

    Cons

    The culture is fairly aggressive...the leadership team is consists of primarily Type A people but at the same time they are extremely talented/intelligent people - the Elites.

    Advice to Management

    Take risk and lead! Be more open to changes.

  11. An ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Flatwoods, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Flatwoods, WV

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, allowed to check out display tools for personal use if needed, if you love tools, working with your hands, and dealing with customers up front as they walk through the door, you'll like working here.

    Cons

    Pressure to sell, too few hours

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people!

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