Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. It has declined in satisfaction over the years

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    Current Employee - Security Alarm Installer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Security Alarm Installer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, diverse group of people

    Cons

    Men's club at the level of mid-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to the change you are requesting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical Corporate American Company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Management

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Very Talented people, constantly challenged

    Cons

    Very demanding job, high expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Post Merger Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    As individual companies, both Stanly and Black & Decker are outstanding companies with worldwide brand recognition on an extensive array of innovative and market leading products.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, several years later, the merged company continues to lack a universal ERP system. Instead they continue to support a multitude of different platforms, most of which are sorely outdated. The result is a vast amount of redundancies and efficiencies that are counterbalanced by extensive amounts of man-hours in order to deliver financials in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete the implementation of a single system worldwide for all product lines and align, once and for all, all procedures in order to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiencies, and reduce the workload of the already dwindling and overworked staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. High energy job with lots of travel.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very challenging job that never gets boring.

    Cons

    Very little personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions on fact not relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Stanley Black & Decker is all about profit and cutting cost. It does not care about employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members who are willing to help. Excellent opportunity to learn from peers and get training.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management does not give clear and honest review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    IT Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in New Britain, CT

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Discount on tools and compensation was OK.

    Cons

    Associate, especially the "Stanley" folks
    A lot of off shoring to save money, but decline in quality
    Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    great coworkers, supportive management; aggressive goals, stressful hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    My peers were very open about training, sharing best practices, being available for help even though my work didn't directly impact or benefit them. My bosses gave me opportunities to be seen, encouraged advancement, and challenged me and pushed me to grow beyond my comfort zone.

    Cons

    Being a publicly traded company, there is a heavy focus on quarterly goals. When the numbers are off, people get nervous about layoffs. I left voluntarily but was constantly on edge about it. And the culture is to work long hours. While core 830-530 is typical, I often worked from home late in the evening and noticed my coworkers doing the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the sacrifices people make; make it easier to prioritize work load; discourage regular evening work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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