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Chaotic, reactive, poor internal disciplines, finger pointing environment

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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

Other Reviews for Black & Decker

  1.  

    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
  2.  

    FDP

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    • Senior Management
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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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