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3.2 51 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

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

Nolan D. Archibald

(23 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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
  • 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)

  • Stanley operates as a type of private equity company(in 4 reviews)

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    Excellent company, great place to work.

    Accountant (Former Employee) McAllen, TX

    ProsBlack & Decker it is a well known multinational, it has good policies and internal controls making easier for employees to attach to the company's values and also to understand the way the company works. There are many opportunities for professional growth.

    ConsThis company needs to better control the way they spend to avoid running out of cash.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig, well known, national, local

    ConsToo big, not growing, no advancement

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    A great company for both career and personal growth, outstanding culture.

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    Prospublic company, big goals and big risks
    open management
    great feedback
    tons of growth opportunities
    great compensation package
    outstanding company culture
    nice balance of life and work

    Conspublic company so at the end of the day you are just a number
    Quartly fire drills and high stress to please shareholders

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecause of the just a number, no hard feeling policys, B&D lost an unacceptable number of quality people and it has cost them dearly. Probably will never have the market share that was lost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company, benefits, and advancement opps, company culture

    Conspolitics, organization, advancement past mid level, merger, speed to action, market adjustments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work and Progress

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, great place to work, numbers driven, continuous sense of achievement when you beat our competitors, you have to wait a little bit but soon or later you get promoted if you do a good job. Opportunity to create and innovate. Your ideas are always heard and management like employees to participate in important decisions. The fact that I have to travel a lot makes my job more exciting. The company gives you the opportunity to visit different markets, different cultures and learn from them. We become a truly global organization where managers have lots of responsibilities and are important for the company. In addition, the company is well known everywhere.

    ConsSalaries are just on the media, and sometimes below Best in Class companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries according to best in class companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Publishing & Design Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsGreat work environment and professionalism of everyone.

    ConsLong hours (afterhours unpaid) and weekends unpaid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives for hard workers...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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