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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is very difficult" (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Proud to work at Stanley Black & Decker!"

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    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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with a lot of pride, great products, and nice people. The work is interesting and the overall outlook is bright.

    Cons

    If anything, continue the good work on diversity inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Very employee-friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for the employees.

    Cons

    Career Development maybe a bit lacking, but not highly counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and make further improvements.


  4. "Very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people

    Cons

    They tend to “clean house” periodically


  5. "Stanley Leadership Program"

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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

    Gain a plethora of operations experience.

    Cons

    Not all rotations are 1:1, mentorship and guidance can vary a lot.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, world-class training, excellent benefits, great products, growth opportunities, and the only US based power tool company in the world!

    Cons

    Occasionally poor communication due to the size of the company. Base salaries are slightly below industry standard. Certain divisions and roles can be incredibly political at times.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to identify and eliminate the needless political divisions in the company. Ensure that relevant information reaches the people that need it most. Other than that, continue to focus on the prize. This company is doing great things!


  7. "Senior Mechanical Engineer - Cordless Power Tools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong company with great history. Great co-workers with tons of experience, at least on the engineering side.

    Cons

    Does not pay full market value for engineering. There is room for upward movement, but Stanley has brought in a very corporate structure that keeps everything very very regulated. Promotions every 2 years is about the max pace, and the increases are not significant... 8%. meanwhile regular 'raises' barely, if at all, out pace inflation. 2-3% every 12-18 months.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to continue losing young engineers... The ones who have been around forever are not going anywhere, but take a look at how long the average young engineer stays and see if you are happy with that number. A lot of legacy information will leave when the older engineers start to retire. Better make sure you have actually retained some younger ones for more than 5 years.

  8. "Excellent company"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company with a great history

    Cons

    Little room for personal relationships


  9. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    constantly growing and will continue to grow

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy as they add companies

    Advice to Management

    streamline decision making and empower people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales and Marketing Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, Great company to have on your resume, great training on sales and product, upwards mobility

    Cons

    super competitive for promotions, you need to be good at making small achievements sound amazing in order to get attention on chatter, no bonus or commissions so after a while you will lose incentive


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