Black & Decker
3.2 of 5 48 reviews
www.bdk.com Towson, MD 5000+ Employees

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A people company with great people

HRD (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Black & Decker full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLes Ireland provided strong positive leadership : both working 'hands on' and sharing his own experiences as he worked within B & D, as well as providing the right level of leadership and gravitas and a person people aspired to become in their own careers.
People led with their hearts not just their heads which brought results to another level : the commitment and enthusiasm was infectious, the can do attitude and going the extra mile was a happy norm.

ConsMay be needed a bit more process to capture some of the excellence and skills that employees had to give and make some of the results driven work repeatable through simple processes.
Potentially a bit more research into competitors and commercial USPs of others would have made a very good company great.
The US could have looked a bit more to some of the progressive initiatives being drivin in both Latin America and EMEA, then I think the market downturn would have not had such an impact.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare 'best practice' across the globe : it doesn't just work regionally 80% of some extremely robust and commercially rich initiatives would have really driven profit, expanded catagories and driven sales.

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Formerly a good company that's seen decline since the housing market crashed.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Black & Decker


Pros: -Paid internship is great for college kids; they made school… Cons: -Mismanaged IT department means a lot of young talent leaves after internships/a few years of employment,… Advice to Senior Management: Create incentives for your younger talent to stay. More

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Giant in he industry

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

I have been working at Black & Decker full-time for less than a year


Pros: Great work environment and professionalism of everyone. Cons: Long hours (afterhours unpaid) and weekends unpaid. Advice to Senior Management: More incentives for hard workers... Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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