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"A people company with great people"

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Former Employee - Hrd in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Hrd in London, England (UK)
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Les Ireland provided strong positive leadership : both working 'hands on' and sharing his own experiences as he worked within B & D, as well as providing the right level of leadership and gravitas and a person people aspired to become in their own careers.
People led with their hearts not just their heads which brought results to another level : the commitment and enthusiasm was infectious, the can do attitude and going the extra mile was a happy norm.

Cons

May be needed a bit more process to capture some of the excellence and skills that employees had to give and make some of the results driven work repeatable through simple processes.
Potentially a bit more research into competitors and commercial USPs of others would have made a very good company great.
The US could have looked a bit more to some of the progressive initiatives being drivin in both Latin America and EMEA, then I think the market downturn would have not had such an impact.

Advice to Management

Share 'best practice' across the globe : it doesn't just work regionally 80% of some extremely robust and commercially rich initiatives would have really driven profit, expanded catagories and driven sales.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanley Black & Decker

  1. "Best job I have ever had."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My level of responsibility was very high but I loved it!

    Cons

    Management rumors are endless and distracting


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work until the Stanley merger then it all became about profit."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was great but hours were long.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Unable to do job thoroughly. Got worse as management tried to squeeze out overhead. Layoffs were norm quarterly. Employees de-emphasized.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that employee morale is important. Management acting like they don't care whether you like it or not is disrespectful.

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