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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is very difficult" (in 43 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Proud to work at Stanley Black & Decker!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stanley Leadership Development Program
    Current Employee - Stanley Leadership Development Program
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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!!

    Cons

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


  2. "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Machinist in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was easy. Pay is great. Room for advancement and help when needed. There is also over-time if you want it.

    Cons

    Not too many females in machining, so all the guys are fighting over the same girls. Metal detector before leaving and guards will check your bags. The turn over rate is high but there is also people that has been there over 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Management was ok. The work with you to get you training when requested...... I guess people that's been there for years (20+) and a team leader deserve opportunities to become supervisor just as recent college graduates. Experience and college degree should balance out.

  3. "Supply Chain Buyer/Planner"

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

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Moved location of my position.


  4. "Senior Electrical Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Not too much pressure from mid management.

    Cons

    Top of the company isn't really a delightful figure...


  5. "Application Support"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of work

    Cons

    always merging with other companies, layoffs are bound to happen especially for the newly absorbed companies.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder towards finding other positions for employees who are facing layoffs. You can train then to work in other available positions instead of laying the off.


  6. "High Growth ... Lean Investments"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deliver results and one can move around for various experiences

    Cons

    Be watchful of where capital expenditures are focused

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of the difference of words and actions


  7. "Business Unit Director"

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    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

    Culture, commitment to results. Passion for excellence. Change orientated. Forward looking

    Cons

    Challenge to work life balance. Tools to do role a challrnge

    Advice to Management

    More investment in data analytics

  8. "Interesting Work, No Culture"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Towson Park, MD
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Towson Park, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is pretty interesting, you can get the opportunity to travel quite often and can get your hands on free tools or loners

    Cons

    No company culture, no emphasis on work / life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Line Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Line Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits to start with. There is a lot of room for growth as long as you show interest.

    Cons

    Its all about who you know and who likes you for you to advance. There is also poor management. But overall a great place to start with.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people's suggestions and act on them. Also show up once in a while on the un managed shifts and see what is going on. You will learn a lot.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SBD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and had flexibility

    Cons

    Have to drive to Towson MD


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