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Stanley Black & Decker Overview

New Britain, CT
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SWK)
Industrial Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have ... Read more

Mission: Across our businesses, we’re investing in breakthrough innovation and digital excellence, striving for outperformance and increasing our focus on social responsibility.

We define success as: delivering value to our customers, colleagues and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Celebrating Pride is greater than simply raising a flag at 30 of our facilities. We strive to be a place for everyone, signaled by our support of the U.S. Equality Act. We’re partnering with and learning from more than 1,000 employees in our Pride & Allies employee resource group to create an equal opportunity for all.

  • Transforming how work gets done. Supporting makers to revitalize communities. Catalyzing organic growth. We set ourselves ambitious goals in 2018 as we continue to empower those who make the world.

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Stanley Black & Decker – Why Work For Us?


Stanley Black & Decker is a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems, with unique growth platforms and a track record of sustained profitable growth.

Since 1843, our goal has been simple: provide tools and solutions that make life easier.

Whether it’s a hammer that punches above its weight while going easy on your elbows, a door that unlocks for you at a glance or a toolbox smart enough to find a missing socket anywhere in an airplane hangar, our products have a way of making a big impact on your daily life.

No matter where you live, what car you drive, what stores you shop at, or what building you work in, you can bet that we had a hand in making it work. And you can guarantee that we’ll keep making it work.

When you trace it all the way back, it comes down to three individuals: Frederick Stanley, Duncan Black, and Alonzo Decker.

Hundreds of years later, we’re proud to continue their legacies and we’re proud to carry their names forward.

In 1843, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut, to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware from wrought iron. With superior quality, consistent innovation, and rigorous operational improvement, Stanley’s company defined excellence, and so did his products.

In 1910, S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker started their shop, similar in size at first, in Baltimore, Maryland. Six years later they changed the world by obtaining the world’s first patent for a portable power tool, and the company they built has been changing the world through innovation ever since.

Both companies grew in parallel over the ensuing decades, amassing an unparalleled family of brands and products and an even more impressive wealth of industry expertise.

In 2010, the two companies combined to form Stanley Black & Decker, to deliver the tools and solutions that industrial companies, professionals, and consumers count on to be successful when it really matters.

Just as it was in 1843, our passion for excellence is seen around the world in our disciplined operations, purposeful business growth, and loyal customer relationships.

Joining the Stanley Black & Decker team means joining one of the world's largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies. Stanley Black & Decker is unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843, but that hasn't stopped us from evolving into a vibrant, diverse, global growth company poised and ready for the future.

Being a part of our team means living our core values of integrity, accountability, respect, speed, stretch, vision, and boundarylessness. It means thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change. And it means delivering tools, services, and solutions that the world counts on when it really matters. It means maintaining the highest standards in everything you do, every day. It means embedding an environmental, social, and economic mentality into everything that we do; what we call ECOSMART™.

It also means joining a team that has been globally recognized as one of the most innovative, sustainable, and rewarding companies in the world.

Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

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    Excellent company with a rich history of 175 years. Stanley Black & Decker is well positioned for growth as they embark on Industry 4.0. The leaders at Stanley are knowledgeable, adaptable, accessible and transparent. The diverse and inclusive culture here is admirable. There's a new communication platform which empowers employees to be engaged in all company updates at Stanley. The culture here is deeply routed team building events and networking opportunities. I highly recommend working here!!


    Many locations in central CT, should expand into new states to attract more talent which will also increase brand recognition.

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Stanley Black & Decker Photos

Stanley Black & Decker photo of: Celebrating our 175th anniversary outside the New York Stock Exchange
Stanley Black & Decker photo of: President & CEO Jim Loree
Stanley Black & Decker photo of: Working with the Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter Work Project – using the best tools, of course – to build 150 homes in honor of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Stanley Black & Decker photo of: Our new Manufactory 4.0 will serve as a hub for the latest advancements in manufacturing technologies.
Stanley Black & Decker photo of: Colleagues from locations around the world proudly shared their stories and ambitions in celebration of #IWD2018.
Stanley Black & Decker photo of: Announcing our elevated commitment to social responsibility outside the New York Stock Exchange.
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Stanley Black & Decker Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stanley Black & Decker (Columbus, OH) in February 2014.


    Good interview with a lot of people - 5-6. They did a phone screen and then arrange a TP at their satellite location. Offer was made a week later, but I request a site visit which follow with more interviews and meet team members.

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Stanley Black & Decker Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Companies for Millennial Women, Mogul, 2017
  • Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron's, 2018
  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2015
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones, 2017
  • Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion, Mogul, 2017
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