Stanley Black & Decker

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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
224 Reviews
2.6
224 Reviews
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Stanley Black & Decker CEO John F. Lundgren
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte C H, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte C H, VA

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

    Pros

    Great office culture. Great place to work/

    Cons

    none. I have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable before BE purchase

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stanley is a stable company with a good plan for it future.

    Cons

    The management for Latin America just guessing what will happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stabilty with little growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    Stable job and income.
    Certain perks depending on the team/ department that you're in. (HH, Team bonding, Holiday parties, etc.)
    Cafeteria food is pretty good

    Cons

    Little growth / room for creativity
    No direction with management
    Lack of communication
    Blame game
    Continuous hiring/promotion/pay increase freezes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan and be more proactive than reactive
    Enhance communication on projects to become more proficient
    Hire more and better project managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice People, Dedicated Employees, Company is not loyal to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice People, Dedicated Employees who will work hard to improve the business.

    Cons

    The company does an annual purge at least once a year to ensure annual profit growth is met. The leaders seem to make their decision based an how it impacts the short term bonuses and then the long term health of the company. The upper management bonuses are huge and seem to make the leadership do crazy things to make their targets, including laying off people as needed to meet yearly targets.

    Advice is to find another company as this one has a high chance of harming ones career and personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the HR Churn, which is harmful to your employees careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    undergoing a transformation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong CIO driving major transformation

    Cons

    hard to break the status quo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Exceed expectations in a resposible Manner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth, networking, career opportunities... Good work environment for those that want to advance quickly

    Cons

    Systems, investment in leadership programs & manager growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bad dynamics with a recipe for career disaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    People who love tools, 401k, medical benefits, annual tool discount.

    Cons

    Very bad and aggressive management that seem to fire a loyal employee for non-work performance reasons to satisfy profit numbers and then rehire for these positions. The company does an annual purge at least once a year to ensure annual profit growth is met. Finance and marketing folks worry the most and new people seem to leave quickly. The intern see this and most do not accept a job offer despite higher salary. Lately only desperate people join the company. Since i joined the management rank to be bonus eligible i hear all the bonus conversations and meetgs. I noticed that the leaders seem to make their decision based an how it impacts the short term bonus and the long term health of the company. The upper msnager bonuses are huge and seem to make people do crazy things.

    Advice is to find another company as this one has a high chance of harming ones career and personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company and employee first priority ....bonuses second.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    4 day work week. 10 hours a day.

    Cons

    Frequent shutdowns. No annual salary increases in several years for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Give raises.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, lots of challenge and possibilities to rise up

    Cons

    Outdated facilities and the VPN gets clogged up during snow days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a company not a family regardless of the rhetoric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - III Letters
    Former Employee - III Letters

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CSR's to work with, great benefits, decent pay, opportunities for "personal" growth & development, some positions have flexible hours due to job description and for the most part, reasonable RSM's.

    Cons

    Senior management has a tendency to over promise and set unrealistic goals, middle managers attempt to enforce these goals with constant badgering and endless conference calls using outdated and useless "buzz" words & phrases. They can't seem to decide if they want to employee direct employees or use independent rep agencies. They don't manage talent & experience because they are too busy trying to manage customers & territories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your talent better. Instead of cutting people loose because of territorial changes attempt to place them in another position or territory. Some positions are technical in nature and should not be tied to a sales team or managed by RSM's & VP's. Find out from your customers what they really need in order to sell your products instead of leaving it to marketing. Put more money into product development and less into promotions. Don't panic. Give things times to develop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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