Black & Decker

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Pros

    public 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because 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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better assessment process

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place, but No room for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Black & Decker

    Pros

    Pay OK
    Time off is good.
    Make your own schedule

    Cons

    Upper Management
    Too many fires to put out
    Bonus keep decreasing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within
    Give some love to the lower level employees

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    great company, benefits, and advancement opps, company culture

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Chaotic, reactive, poor internal disciplines, finger pointing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    When you put Black & Decker on your resume it gets respect and attention. It is widely considered a blue-chip company. In lower positions, olike channel manager, you will have an opportunity to learn the ropes-- good training.

    Cons

    In terms of work environment, I understand that in the last couple of years it has improved but the turnover at the top has been a turnstyle-- incredible velocity of new players--none groomed for the job. Especially true in marketing, a highly-fractured department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management. I need to write 20 words here and I guess the only thing I can say is that "Black & Decker management" is something of an oxymoron.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good

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    • 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

    Pros

    Encouraging and lively environment to work

    Cons

    Exposure is not that great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    FDP

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    Former Employee - Financial Development Program Associate in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Development Program Associate in Towson, MD

    I worked at Black & Decker

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Why work here?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    Generally nice people, fun products to develop and use, nice location

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of confidence of managers in new talent, some people need Master's or higher to promote while other persons with no degrees get promoted, unequitable performance reviews, lousy HR attitude toward employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you have been doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take risk and lead! Be more open to changes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An ok company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Flatwoods, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Flatwoods, WV

    I worked at Black & Decker

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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