Stanley Black & Decker

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Updated April 15, 2015
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Stanley Black & Decker CEO John F. Lundgren
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and an overall great place to work (in 9 reviews)

  • Company seems to care about employees well being with a good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, particularly in finance, that spouses have complained and threatened divorce (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be challenging and if economics do not support growth the potential for layoffs are real (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Awesome place

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with, and the new investments in the campus have been a huge improvement.

    Cons

    Some times it seams that the "bean counters" might have a little to much control over things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, the long-term staff doesn't want to leave and the new batch of engineers look like they want to make a career here.

  2. software development

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to get started, productive environment, and good people.

    Cons

    business fluctuated too much, not very much room to grow.

  3. Sales and Marketing Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great job out of college. You are exposed to different sides of the business really quickly. The work days are flexible and you have the option to take office days. Each days is different and brings new challenges.

    Cons

    The compensation in the program is fixed. There is an automatic ceiling that can not be passed regardless of the sales numbers you bring in. Additionally the promotions are up to upper management which leaves us in the dark on where we may get moved to for the next stage of the programs.

    Advice to Management

    Foster the employees potential to maximize the profitability for both he company and individual.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    When it was just Black and Decker they were alot easier to work, since Stanley bought it out it's alot more micromanaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People. Get a good understanding for how sales process works. Company vehicle.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales expectations, holds back on raises, Changes bonus structure to where it's unrealistic to make a good bonus check.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at everything as a number and worry about your employees. We have some upper management who won't even speak to hourly employees. It's rude.

  6. Helpful (1)

    It has declined in satisfaction over the years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Alarm Installer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Security Alarm Installer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, Medical and dental

    Cons

    No real organization at the branch level
    It has become a numbers game not a customer satisfaction game

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees

  7. Helpful (1)

    This is a global company that can offer great rewards if you connect with the right people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, diverse group of people

    Cons

    Men's club at the level of mid-management

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the change you are requesting

  8. Helpful (1)

    Typical Corporate American Company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for a Commercial or Marketing position. Good outlook for future, somewhat stable environment. Seems to have a progressive HR department.

    Cons

    Not so great for engineering organization, less focus on Product than in the past. Leadership lacks empathy toward employees.
    Lack of focus on humanity

    Advice to Management

    try to understand what motivates your employees at different levels in different positions since its not a one size fits all environment

    Would like to see the company give back more to society and the environment,

  9. Helpful (3)

    Enormous Company, Low Pay, Unrealistic Expectations

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was a sales coordinator on the home depot side. The pay is really low for the amount of work that is expected from you. No matter what you do you will only "meet" and never "exceed" expectations. If you do something above and beyond you wont get any sort of recognition or credit for it. The market managers go through a training where they are told to simply find things that you didn't do and rip you apart. Every formal "work with" is just a time for your manager to get the best of you and show you what you are not doing....even though everything you are doing is absolutely perfect.
    Relocation is a must in the company. Be prepared to relocate within a month of any sort of promotion. Usually 1000+ miles away.
    Your "Market Manager" is not really your manager to impress. The "District Sales Manager" is the only person who can promote you to his or her discretion.
    However, the training back in Maryland is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Relocation requirements. Long work days. Working Saturdays during the holiday time and during spring time. Micromanaging you and always wanting to know where you are in your day. Tasks are sometimes unrealistic. Sometimes you have to do a ridiculous task to make your market manager look good without giving you the real credit.

    Advice to Management

    Give a simple kudos when someone is going far out of their way to make an impression. Don't focus on ripping a new one into someone who hasn't had any direction to do a task they are unaware of. Pay your employees more....lowest pay scale I have ever been a part of.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Stanley Black & Decker is all about profit, it does not care about its employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Management

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are hard working & sincere, the overall work experience is exceptional. The core values & pride of Black & Decker has been stripped away by Stanley.

    Cons

    SBD's priority is focused on cutting expenses at all cost. Employees work long exhausting hours to meet impossible deadlines. They are continuously cutting cost of products. Ultimately, quality will suffer, killing the brand.

    Advice to Management

    Change your strategy, put your customers and employees first. The CO needs to take directly to his employees, he is out of touch.

  11. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Talented people, constantly challenged

    Cons

    Very demanding job, high expectations.

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