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

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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
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Other Reviews for Black & Decker

  1.  

    An ok company

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  2.  

    Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I have been working at Black & Decker

    Pros

    The environment is nice, it's not a stuck up place to work. There is tons of transparency from management. There is lots of exposure to different and interesting processes and projects have fun challenges. There is a lot of opportunity to work cross-functionally and see other parts of the business. Benefits are pretty decent and the people are generally nice.

    Cons

    A lot is expected from you, which is sometimes OK, but when night after night of staying late goes by, it quickly gets old. Promotions are very subjective and, frankly, not (always) given when deserved. It has an unfortunately true reputation of not paying well for technical positions and there is no bonus program for those outside of marketing and sales. It is near impossible to get fired, so therefore you end up working with some "fat" that never gets trimmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at salaries not just in the area, but statewide. Modify the salaries based on that. HR should take specific pulse checks (not the company wide check). Openness is "welcomed" and most managers have open door policies, but an annual 10 minute sit-down with the HR person for that department would seem more valuable than anything else that is being done.

    No opinion of CEO
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