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Black & Decker Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers excellent training; however, the work life balance and pay structure are poor (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of layers of middle to upper management in continuous motion and restructuring create constant chaos and little confidence within the ranks below (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "the review"

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    Former Employee - LIne in Jacksonville, TX
    Former Employee - LIne in Jacksonville, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers excellent training; however, the work life balance and pay structure are poor. Because the company is so large, it seems a lot of "balls get dropped".

    Cons

    Could be a better place to work but company is busy buying other companies that the actual work culture suffers as a result. Once upon a time the upper management cared and documented employee's opinions on the workplace. Company seems to only care about the stock.

    Advice to Management

    Do more.


  2. "factory assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Factory Assembler in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Factory Assembler in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Decker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the company very well organize and give some overtime. There is no clime controlled but is no to hot and the lines are organize.

    Cons

    the job is boring and extresed . There is a lot discrimination again Asians and Hispanics. The manager and supervisors and line leaders are very racist and very unfear and trade people like slaves. this company is very unethical and immoral in the way they trade the workers. The workers don't have voice and what ever they say no count. if a problem between a line leader and worker happen they all ways going in favor of the line leader. The worker is like a dog. The worker have to work in the same standing position for 10 estresing hours. the breaks are only 5 misserables minutes when in most companies is 15 minutes. The lunch is only 20 minutes so the worker have to eat very fast in very crowded break room. The manager was a very nasty black men who every day was in break room door checking that no body pass one second more of any break. They where no rewards to the workers for a better production and the money for food the give some time the manager take for him and his supervisors. the company use the worker as a temporal for up to one year and some times more. everything there is very bad except for the thanks giving dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Change this nasty manager and his supervisors and teach the new ones how to trate people with respect.


  3. "account payable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Payable in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Account Payable in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good job envir , good benefit and location

    Cons

    very specific jobs, no room to change position internally


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  5. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & Decker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good training if it is made available to you

    Cons

    Very political and turbulent place to work


  6. "the company is very good working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Country Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Decker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good working atmosphere and very transparent

    Cons

    more concerned about numbers and intrested to develop markets

    Advice to Management

    keep the employees in good humor


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Former Account Executive
    Former Employee - Former Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Product, excellent training, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some district manament had their own agenda

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with products that are new and innovative


  8. "Great Company to work for. Really great products and Demand."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Decker (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent products and good growth opportunities if you are flexible about relocation as well as politically savvy in dealing with all levels of management.

    Cons

    None really, other than communication which can always be better in any large company and work life balance. Promotion and compensation should be more focused on performance than internal relationship building.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee retention as opposed to constant recruiting/replacement.


  9. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, family oriented. cool lab work to create assumptions on products, great warranty etc.

    Cons

    Little attraction for new talent

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to resuscitate the people who work here.


  10. "Great Company, Exceptional management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Black & Decker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great action oriented company with a high calibre management team. They develop their people and remunerate well. I only have positive things to say about them

    Cons

    Having spent 13 years there I really only have good thoughts and experiences of the company


  11. "Fun company to work for when sales are up....but"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, great people, lots of brand recognition

    Cons

    When sales are down people lose jobs quickly because of public company mentality and shareholder returns



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