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Updated February 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 32 reviews)

  • Stanley Black & Decker has many great people to work for (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance in certain roles (in 38 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No bonus.
    Marketing team driven, not engineers.

  3. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good team members who will offer help when needed.
    Pay is good

    Cons

    Little room fore advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development.


  4. "Sales department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Few workers so workload is overwhelming.


  5. "CAD Designer"

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    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits from 401K to employee stock purchase program

    Cons

    Can get lost in the corporate machine


  6. Helpful (1)

    "field service tech II"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very flexible schedule available. company truck, laptop, gas card, company phone is issued to all techs and new hires.

    Cons

    health insurance could be a little better. pay raises are small and also not yearly sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    to listen to field service techs advice to try to benefit the company. pay all the employees fairly to try to keep them .


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Could be Great"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Benefits are good. Always something new to learn. Good team of techs to help if you need it. The overtime is available if you need it. Lots of corporate perks on products.

    Cons

    Been through 3 managers in 3 years. Difficult to get a review or a raise.
    No training as promised.
    New hires are green. Experienced hires are overworked.
    Great employees are unhappy.

  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love my job & co-workers

    Cons

    Tool sales more often than once per year


  9. "Stanley Black & Decker"

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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

    Great company, great brands, and fun industry to work in

    Cons

    Fast paced to an extreme


  10. "Fast Paced but bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, great co-workers, lots of responsibilities, innovative environment.

    Cons

    Bottom-line, penny-count company. Although it is a 5 billion dollars company, money is very tightly controlled. Quality efforts have been kept to a minimum, and lots have been done in China.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in quality (there is a limit for cutting costs), bring back bonuses for performance


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