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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Innovation, Flexibility and good work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Stanley Black & Decker has many great people to work for (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • The common concern across many parts of the business is work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Lack of personalization in upper management (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Pride inside: strong history, bright future"

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    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. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless or were before the Stanley buy out. You put the work in you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Like any company fortune 500 or not, there are always a handful of people that want to sabotage others just to get ahead. Watch out for those and work life will be good to you.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the potential of employees, just because they don't look like a rockstar doesn't mean they aren't! Give them chances to shine!

  3. "The experiences that if you billingual are A+"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fontana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great but still it's a mix investment management plan accountable core contribution there are no good for Asian people

    Cons

    My challenge are thee Stanley network when they mix up ,when I pick up 3 I lost 3 when I pick up 5 I lost 5

    Advice to Management

    I rethink the way of past 10 year and look for future


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with very intelligent people. Given opportunities to truly make a difference and add value to the company. Overall, quite pleased with the work experience

    Cons

    The company is about average with benefits (PTO, 401K). Stock options deals are pretty generous though. More organization and communication from HR would be a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger communication and interaction from upper management with analysts. I would also like to see more opportunity to grow within the company


  5. "Needs improvements"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great products
    Fun environment

    Cons

    They Over load their employees
    Poor communications

    Advice to Management

    Your burning people out


  6. "No advancement or pay increase opportunities for front line hourly employees"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lorton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    2 weeks paid vacation plus 11 paid holidays per year.

    Cons

    No advancement due to unrealistic productivity goals. Pay is lowest in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    People are your best asset. Heavy employee turnover due to low pay and unrealistic expectations can cost more in the long run.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, innovative, respectful, team building & truly talented people.

    Cons

    Very corporate, robotic, talk the talk, too many meetings about meetings.

    Advice to Management

    be direct with objectives & honest with feedback

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping and recieving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT

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

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits but average pay. If you work in one of the repair and retail locations one perk is that you get weekends off. Career promotion opportunities in the repair center include service coordinator and store manager. Overall its a pretty decent company to work for

    Cons

    Average pay, Dealing with the occasional angry customer


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Management"

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    Current Employee - IT Management in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - IT Management in New Britain, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and Growing progressive company. Empowerment to make decisions

    Cons

    IT division is poorly managed. Very poor Work/Life balance with consistent over-working

    Advice to Management

    Make IT an enabler vs. dagger. Very old school IT management


  10. "Clueless when it comes to retail"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Acceptable work hours.

    Cons

    I work in one of the few retail stores that SB&D used to own. It has since been sold. In the years employed by SB&D, I saw draconian measures used to cut down on inventory, which also hurt retail sales. They have no idea that one cannot run a retail store the same way one runs a warehouse. This lead to customers asking if we were going out of business due to the empty shelves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, not your spreadsheets.


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