Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO James M. Loree
James M. Loree
437 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people at the company, everyone is generally helpful(in 65 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance encouraged(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No real reward for hard work while overworking employees impacting their work life balance(in 64 reviews)

  • "Only fringe groups seem to matter to upper management(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great Company

      Mar 1, 2021 - Sales Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
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      Pros

      Room for advancement, global opportunities, integrity, strong leadership, competitive pay and benefits.

      Cons

      As with all large organizations, everything moves very slowly.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Stable Company With Rich Heritage

      Apr 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      focus on employee engagement and communication across the global organization

      Cons

      Career coaching needs to be better supported by management

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      When things are good, things are good. When things get tight, the axe comes down

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      The company is well managed, has an admirable social and environmental stance, promotes well and is enthusiastic about new ideas.

      Cons

      Manufacturing is a volatile market and the management is not shy about trimming the workforce or the budget when things get tight.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Challenging Yet Rewarding

      Mar 24, 2021 - Product Manager in Southington, CT
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      Pros

      An opportunity to learn best practices from a high-performing organization. You will be challenged to constantly learn, grow and adapt, but this process of continual self-improvement will prepare you to tackle many difficult situations you will face later in your career.

      Cons

      Work life balance ebbs and flows, and you can count on there being times where you will need to work 60+ hour weeks in order to get the job done. The company is very competitive, which can make advancement difficult for individuals who tend to shy away from the spotlight. Senior leadership tends to resort to cost-cutting (layoffs, variable compensation, benefits, etc.) at the first sign of economic headwinds. This has had an impact on morale over the last several years.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great development

      May 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Training/development is best in class Great growth opportunity Global strength

      Cons

      Some phases of big org change hurting teams

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fast paced

      May 5, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Fast paced. Lots of Growth opportunities

      Cons

      No work life balance. Short term Focused

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to work!

      Apr 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Great leaders that care about their employees. -Supporting a fully remote / flex work environment -Growth potential

      Cons

      -complex systems / processes so sometimes hard to navigate

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company - SMDP Program Needs More Hands-On Training

      Mar 22, 2021 - Sales Coordinator 
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      Pros

      - Starting this program in the middle of the COVID Pandemic offered many challenges, but leadership worked very hard to communicate to us about the current climate. - Opportunities for networking and meeting others in the program - A lot of agency and freedom to run your territories right from the start.

      Cons

      - It can be very overwhelming when starting in this program, especially because they send you into the stores without any product knowledge. - The program stresses on-the-job training, would have benefited from more formal training opportunities at the beginning of my tenure vs. towards the middle of my first year. - I wish I would have had more warning about the harassment that goes on in Home Depot before taking this job. The company is very progressive itself, however working in Home Depot, you are more subjected to harassment from customers and associates as a female in a male-dominated field.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great base and culture while transforming and modernizing

      Apr 6, 2021 - Vice President in Hartford, CT
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      Pros

      Collaborative, fast moving, results driven company with exceptional portfolio and lots of opportunity in front of us. Truly passionate and authentic set of values that are tangible. Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from leadership that is listening, investing and adapting to be a force for good. Outstanding brands.

      Cons

      Change is hard and changing culture is harder... not a con but know that getting heads, hands and hearts all leaning in is a necessary element of driving change.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 28, 2021 - Industrial Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Large Company, Good Benefits, Inclusive, Forward thinking

      Cons

      disorganized, lack of communication, slow transition

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