Stanley Black & Decker

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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
210 Reviews
2.5
210 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 4 reviews)


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

  • long hours, particularly in finance, that spouses have complained and threatened divorce (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company!

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    • 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    Outdated facilities and the VPN gets clogged up during snow days.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
  2.  

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

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    • 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goals, middle managers attempt to enforce these goals with constant badgering and endless conference calls using outdated and useless "buzz" words & phrases.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
  3.  

    Great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a great experience with my internship. I worked on projects and the staff really made me feel a part of the team!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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  5.  

    Good Management - Professional and conduct business with integrity, but expect high performance standards

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Global Supply Chain Management in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Manager, Global Supply Chain Management in Farmington, CT

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation and career development. Leadership opportunity is available within the organization and upward mobility for performance.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging and if economics do not support growth the potential for layoffs are real.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the commitment to the employees for longevity and you'll keep your Top Performers. Look strongly at cross business line promotion opportunities and maintaining the critical mass.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tolerable workplace with Great Potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - AP Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Quiet, friendly environment. Most of the workload was straight forward and easy after getting acclimated to the ERP systems. Management is there and listens, helps with job aids... weekly meetings help curb any issues. For me, great location and within reasonable driving distance.

    Cons

    1. Better ticket/job distribution. Currently use Outlook inboxes, which ups the changes of errors and misplacing of e-mails. Would be better to use something like Service Now, rather than Outlook. Invoices were messy, duplicated.
    2. With as many ERPs and somewhat confusing communication format between buyer, vendors, and management, there needs to be more emphasis on production and training. 2 days of training for both temporary and direct hires.
    3. Hire more people for teams to be assigned tickets and be specific on expectations and career growth. More enthusiasm. Don't let temporary workers linger if you do not plan to hire them after 3 months. (By then, both the worker and company should know if it's going to be a good fit).
    4. More praise and better perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say training up front for two or three days over ERPs, expectations, career growth. More concise way of handling temporary employees' or better yet, just go with direct hiring and create better teams and focus on progress/rewards. Get rid of the current Outlook Inbox for routing invoices and go with a ticket system and assign to associates, instead of by alpha.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Serious concerns...

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

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

    Pros

    $$$, overall a horrible place

    Cons

    no strategy...no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people will continue jumping ship if something doesnt change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New Britain, CT

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. They continue to invest in their employees and employee training.
    I have been there for just under 5 years and had the opportunity to move up 3 times. I am looking forward to a long term relationship with this great employer. As long you do your job and some more, you get recognized and will move up the ranks.

    Cons

    Unwritten rules of expectations, it is not communicated but yet expected that you devote yourself to this job. You are expected to and held to high standards. Its not really a Con, but it may be if you are unable to read between the lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Larger monetary rewards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good stable company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Short stay

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    A finance company disguised as a tool company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn how to operate in an environment where you have scarce resources no investment and rarely get a cost of living adjustment this place is awesome.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of leadership except in executive level roles. the resulting lack of leadership leave employees subject to relentless and ignorant Monday morning quarterbacking of the decisions they had to make because leaders did not want to take the responsibility to lead. There is consent infighting for resources and recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the focus on financials is only one side of the coin, if you want to run as lean as you do, you need to invest in quality business systems and put real leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset. Reward folks based on individual performance and not large complicated incentive programs that only ever pay out average rewards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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