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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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James M. Loree
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Pros
  • job opportunity Work life balance excitement constantly trying to improve (in 33 reviews)

  • Great people that care about what they do (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • The common concern across many parts of the business is work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Communication is bad from upper management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Pride inside: strong history, bright future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich history, bright future, quality products, recognizable brands, great people, culture of working hard + always striving to be better.

    Cons

    The businesses and functions could be a bit more connected and coordinated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep embracing contemporary, authentic communication practices - it's going a long way.


  2. "Global Supply Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow were plenty

    Cons

    Micro management is all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Improve management style

  3. "Assembly"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Chesterfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Great overtime and the atmosphere was great.

    Cons

    Line leader was keeping up confusion on the shop floor.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair in justice.


  4. "Strong company dedicated to its people"

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Stock Purchase Plan provides great investment opportunity for employees, aware of social responsibilities and inclusiveness to make work life more engaging

    Cons

    Poor 401k match, paid time off was initially not competitive with other businesses but they are making strides at being more competitive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Longmeadow, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Longmeadow, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct line manager definitely doing what they can to keep employees happy, but production demand is through the roof.

    Company is busier than ever, and we're bursting at the seams with new equipment, new products, exciting times.

    Cons

    Recent acq by Stanley has made IT/procurement somewhat of a nightmare. Nothing particularly unique to Newell or Stanley, just growing pains for the time being.

    A lack of sufficient local skilled workforce means employees are given too little on-the-job training. Those who are good at what they do are often overworked.

    Advice to Management

    I don't work on the floor but always be mindful of those who are who directly contribute to the success of the organization. Initiatives to give ownership of responsibility back to production staff could go go a long way to restoring a sense of pride in work.


  6. "FP & A Intern"

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    Former Employee - FP & A Intern in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - FP & A Intern in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great intern program. The entire office worked together to help give insights into the company and to teach the interns solid skills.

    Cons

    Team was a little disconnected at times


  7. "Acct Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large nationally recognized company with some of the greatest people in the industry.

    Cons

    Management looks at only the numbers and has no regard for its employees. Management will not provide the manpower needed to keep up with the jobs and wants to operate on as small a blue print as possible. Not enough project managers, engineers, etc to keep up with the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Go back and look at the company 10 years ago at how the company treated its employees and look at the employee ratings the company had then compared to now.

  8. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment and positive atmosphere
    Effective management

    Cons

    Low base salary
    limited growth opportunities


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Service Operations Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Service Operations Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment Amazing People

    Cons

    raises are slow to take place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly employees

    Cons

    Unstructured, delayed on technology for average employees and undefined org structure.


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