Stanley Black & Decker

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Updated July 5, 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
  • Wish I knew all these things before I joined as the long hours and constant stress was disruptive to my home life - people have spent (in 17 reviews)

  • Beyond company loyalty, there really is no work/life balance as long hours with no recognition or pay increase have been the norm (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Overall Work experience at SBD

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very innovative and nimble medium sized organization, good pay & lot of opportunity to standout.

    Cons

    Leadership vision is not clearly communicated, so not everyone in the organization understand how to contribute to the success of company or the latest initiative.


  2. Windows Server Manager Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Very helpful team
    Manager wants you to learn
    Lots of different tasks in different fields so you learn a lot

    Cons

    Can get very slow at times
    A little overwhelming at first


  3. Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional people and good work environment

    Cons

    Lately everything in the organization has changed and especially in IT. The change process is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees as well


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  5. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Very hands on

    Cons

    Very fast paced work environment


  6. SBD: Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Resource Lean environment creates workers that must excel cross functionally, so there is great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Training was effective, but intense


  7. Helpful (3)

    SBD

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits for employees. Love our products and their features. The company is very good with being lean and customer focused.

    Cons

    Company pride themselves for their people but do not treat them right. They keep cutting down people's raises to cut down cost. Travel and all expenses are on a freeze again. People are continuously being asked to work more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be penny-wise pound-foolish. Look at the company long term. If you're going to say people is your best asset, don't cut down our pay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Account manager

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    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -solid people
    -strong brands and market leadership position
    -Lots of advancement opportunity
    -customers appreciate what we do
    -global growth potential
    -fast growth and favorable company stock position due to M&A strategy
    -entrepreneurial sales culture

    Cons

    -compensation
    -lack of transparency related to advancement
    -no incentive to work towards MBA or external continuing education
    -burnout is common
    -internal communication can be very scattered and chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Shift more focus to career development for current employees, improve compensation program with tiered loyalty benefits, make global opportunities more available


  9. Great Company and Great Benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic!
    Employees are all nice and generally work together
    Great promotional outlook
    Love hiring within the company
    Easy to move from one area to another even if degree or training isn't 100% matching (i.e. they trust that their employees will rise to the challenge of any new positions)
    Customers really appreciate the company and the products
    Always looking to improve

    Cons

    Some transparency issues. (Hard to see what is really going on in other areas)
    Not as many minority and female workers as I would have liked to see (although this is quickly improving)
    Can be chaotic at times
    Atmosphere is relatively relaxed, but lacks "creative buzz" in terms of cube design
    Lags behind technologically and with technical skills of employees, but more young workers have been coming in and that has been helping a lot
    (Can be a con: They will prioritize employees over non employees so people looking to get a position from outside the company have a lot of competition....I also see this as a PRO)

    Advice to Management

    Help foster a more "creative buzz" space. A lot of start up companies have good examples of cube designs etc. Also keep hiring young diverse workers! (Especially Hispanic and Spanish speaking workers as that would help us better reach a large relatively untapped demographic!)


  10. Great people, Hard working and Brilliant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and courageous people everywhere

    Cons

    Balance must be a focus or burnout will occur.


  11. Excellent global company

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

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent training and development program.
    - Upper management does a great job of recognizing and rewarding those who perform at a high level
    - Plenty of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of synergies between businesses acquired through the merger but is currently making strides to improve

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and promote within as those with vast experience in this industry are the greatest asset to the company



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