Black & Decker

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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

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    Why work here?

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    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
  2.  

    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
    Approves of CEO
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