Stanley Black & Decker

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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
192 Reviews

2.4
192 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)

  • work environment Good work environment Good work environment Good work environment Good work environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, particularly in finance, that spouses have complained and threatened divorce (in 15 reviews)

  • upper management is willing to sacrifice an employee to save face (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    The service centers across the country help each other. The training is outstanding and the benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    I needed more of the training but had someone who held me back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the lowest employee what they want from the company. I would have told you to train me and I will work for a lifetime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, career growth, good benefits, ESPP is great

    Cons

    No Raises, short term thinking from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Regional Supply Chain Mgr-Latin America

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of amazing people from all over the world. Great sense of team work and support. Working with really interesting products that have a solid brand presence in many markets

    Cons

    Leadership team-C levels weren't very connected to people. Pressure was relentless. We had 3 years straight of multi digit growth, but always wanted more. Development of people could also be stagnant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work, especially if you are an independent thinker

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

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to move up in the company if you're a go-getter. They do like to promote from within, and the pay is very good.

    Cons

    There is no training to speak of, so if you want to learn something, you have to chase it down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase staff in key job functions...there is no other need for more management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "Large organization with formal structure"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Channel Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Channel Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large customer and supplier base gives you a lot of experience and opportunity to learn new things. Company is actively growing and changing and that means position growth if navigated successfully.

    Cons

    This did not feel like a collaborative organization. Many decisions were top down driven, even when they did not feel right when they got lower down. People in lower positions are not empowered to make their own decisions. Choices to sacrifice brand equity for short term profitability seemed common. When a brand or company was not performing it was pushed out to make way for something else instead of invested in and fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees you hired them for a reason by trusting them more. Nobody likes to work in a place where they think their opinion does not matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, but good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Steady schedule and great co-worker's

    Cons

    Too much travel, staff was minimized which caused remaining staff to take on more territory with not enough financial incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supply better incentives, maybe even company vehicles for staff, other than just upper management. The travel causes alot of wear and tear on personal vehiclesbeing used by employees. And the little incentive given will not pay for any damages or repairs while on the job.

  8.  

    Marketing

    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture, people and products make working at the company enjoyable. They offer and strive to have well rounded employees with experience in a number of different business units and positions. Individuals believe in the product and work toward a common goal, in most instances.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation lower than expected.

  9.  

    Crooked, greedy leadership!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on products and decent co-workers who feel your pain on how horrible the leadership and "powers that be" run the company.

    Cons

    Treated like dirt by leadership. Not flexible or understanding at all that employees have lives, families, health issues etc. Just because leadership choose to work 80+ hour weeks does not mean they should expect everyone else to do the same or make them feel like their job is in jeopardy if they don't. It is also a "boys club" with a lot of cussing and bullying. Money is spent on travel, meals, and random perks like its nothing but then the company lays people off / restructures because they are not hitting the numbers they wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending company money on your own comfort and treat people with respect and dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It is ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice

    Cons

    Need to shoe more respect to your works and your teammate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training to upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total disappointment

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

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, and mediocre tools discounts , good learning opportunity of working in a dysfunctional environment and manage high stress

    Cons

    Power tripping, Workaholic Micro Managers with zero people skills and complete disregard for work life balance
    Glass ceiling is very obvious within 3 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take leadership training
    Don't switch the company Porsche for a brand new Masseratti during hard times and then sermon your employees about cost cutting initiatives during an employee only Xmas lunch in the company warehouse without AC eating out of paper plates drinking water. Appreciate and nurture your biggest asset PEOPLE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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