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James M. Loree
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (13)

    "Proud to work at Stanley Black & Decker!"

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    Current Employee - Stanley Leadership Development Program 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 2 years

    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...

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    Cons

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

    Stanley Black & Decker2018-07-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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      Former Employee - Lead 

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

      Pros

      your schedule was always flexible

      Cons

      micro management was the most difficult

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-03-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good leadership, strong vision and IT team, good products"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Lots of Type A former GE and UTC leadership and employees bring in a culture of high expectations and long hours. If you like working with people who deliver with what they promise, this is a good place for you.

      Cons

      Reorganization due to financial headwinds did not allow employees a chance to relocate or take alternate role within company.

      Advice to Management

      Retain good employees that help improve your culture and goals. There have been too many good people lost in the 2018-2019 restructure.

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-23
    • "Great work environment"

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      Former Employee - Factory Worker in Providence, RI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good people and decent pay

      Cons

      Long hours and little breaks

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-23
    • "Met a lot of kind and interesting people"

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      Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in New Britain, CT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Easy job, convenient location, good hours and lots of overtime

      Cons

      Insurance is kind of expensive and doesn't cover much

      Advice to Management

      Pay more attention to machine maintenance

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-11
    • "Sales"

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

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Got some experience with SAP and Salesforce

      Cons

      Driving is half the job, in 18 months I traveled over 40,000 miles to different Home Depot’s in the area. You work directly with Home Depot associates who don’t really care for what a vendor (which is what you are) has to say. Very competitive to move forward, especially in a city you would like to live in. You are in a different Home Depot every day, on hands and knees and in overhead grabbing boxes and stocking shelves....

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      Advice to Management

      Operations needs to be more transparent. Too much change in the positions day to day tasks lead to confusion of the overall goal.

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-23
    • "Great Company & Great People"

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

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

      Pros

      Great products, innovative employees and aggressive leadership. Opportunities to work on a variety of projects across functions and business units.

      Cons

      Some HR functions are lacking (slow to fill vacancies, provide reviews) but nothing worse than a typical company.

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "Fun but bumpy ride"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Towson, MD
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great product portfolio - very strong engineering teams across the board.

      Cons

      Big company with the stability of a little company. The good times come and go like the tides. The morale shifts with the prosperity of the company.

      Advice to Management

      Work to stabilize the impact of fiscal shifts on the employees - It became clear that we were not well suited to handle a single bad quarter financially, resulting in pressure, hiring freezes and layoffs .

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-17
    • "Great company to work for."

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Strong career development and support from upper management

      Cons

      There are no cons for Stanley Black and Decker

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-03
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience but not a long term career"

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

      I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Industry leader. Exposure to top retailers in world. Lots of intelligent people to learn from.

      Cons

      You’re just a number not a asset to the company. Consistent layoffs every year. Low employee moral. Most of leadership only concerned with numbers not their teams. Culture suffering as a result. Good employees voluntarily leaving.

      Advice to Management

      Need to take people skills into account when promoting people to leadership positions.

      Stanley Black & Decker2019-04-07
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