Stanley Black & Decker

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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
195 Reviews
2.5
195 Reviews
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Stanley Black & Decker CEO John F. Lundgren
John F. Lundgren
74 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good stable company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner Buyer  in  Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Planner Buyer in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    I feel it is a good place to work very busy.

    Cons

    The job isn't really offering me a path to advance in salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher salaries offer bonus’s.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Short stay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architectural Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Architectural Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker for less than a year

    Pros

    They are a great organization for promotion

    Cons

    Some divisions have their act together and some do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't leave it up to your agents to hire top level talent. Employ them direct.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, ability to grow, high amount of stress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Gave me a lot of opportunities to participate on many global projects.
    - Some very smart and dedicated people
    - Merit based company. If you work hard, develop your IDP, jobs will present themselves. Have to be flexible as timing and locations can vary.
    - Great products and brands recognized globally.
    - Get to travel in certain roles

    Cons

    - Leadership group is very pompous and many times willing to cut any people to meet end of year bonuses.
    - Black and Decker used to be more marketing driven, now it's more financially driven.
    - Can create very high amount of stress given that every quarter you have to meet or exceed goals, regardless of the market conditions.
    -Has be known to affect many people's personal lives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Good Place

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Tool repair technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Repair Technician  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Tool Repair Technician in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    Consistent work Monday through Friday. Interesting. Payed holidays. Vacation.

    Cons

    Very low pay for the required skill set. Low annual raises. High premiums for health insurance. High work demand for the pay. Continuous pressure for more work output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more. The annual raises are not keeping up with inflation.... The turn over rate of employees will lower and your training will not be wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate America At It's Worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    Some nice and competent people but the best way to sum up the pros of SBD is this: If you like Dilbert you'll love working here.

    Cons

    Refer back to what I said in the Pros section. I think I saw every bad stereotype of corporate America that there is play out in SBD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there's more to life than reaching ever more challenging corporate quarterly goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked 27 years for this company as an electrician, Vietnam vet, hurt on the job, denied benefits and terminated.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Electrician in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None, they treat you as a number and that's all. Would not recommend anyone to work for Stanley, profit is their only goal, no concern for employees.

    Cons

    Treat vets with no respect and like dirt. Had both shoulders replaced ,had to buy cobra insurance and after the one replaced they cut my cobra insurance then when I couldn't afford the doc visits they cut my long term disability, I paid extra for higher payment on long term disability for 27 yrs. So they didn't have to pay for any further medical. They refused a vet workers compensation then cut everything else. Oh yeah the CEO voted himself a raise to 34 million dollars a year + all the perks ( Stocks and ect. ). Isn't that cute.

    ce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have managers that don't have a clue, upper management looks the other way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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.

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