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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance, Flexible Hours (in 15 reviews)

  • Stanley Black & Decker has many great people to work for (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "all round shop worker do it all"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Die Setter in Hampstead, MD
    Current Employee - Die Setter in Hampstead, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people work as team

    Cons

    need better worker they want to start at the top

    Advice to Management

    need better worker


  2. "Wonderful Leadership Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Had a great experience in the leadership program and placed into a great role following the program.

    Cons

    Analyst and lower level management do not always get the best pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving an aggressive and winning culture, fun to be a part of!


  3. "I love life working at SBD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They stand behind their products 100%. Excellent Benefits, and Great Melting Pot of employees. They always provide training with excellent lunches, or they take you out to eat.

    Cons

    I live in Delta,Pa, so only thing wrong is the long drive. I wish that the health benefits were somewhat cheaper to provide for my spouse. That they do not have sick leave not that I ever use it but it would be nice.


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  5. "Good For The Most Part"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work experience and co-workers are great to work with for the most part

    Cons

    Constantly feels like I'm being taken advantage of. Offered low salary when first hired, always being pushed to do more without fair compensation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Do more than manage, communication goes a long way


  6. "Well-intentioned IT organization in a large corporation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Trying to do what is best for the customers and the company
    - Improving processes to make work more efficient
    - Great people and team members

    Cons

    - As with large corporations, lots of bureaucracy
    - Too much focus on cost reduction in IT and not retaining strong (higher paid) talent
    - Poor work-life balance in certain roles

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on cost reduction and more focus on improving day-to-day work life.


  7. "Technology 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 benefits, good salary, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor direction on priorities. Doesn't value innovation only ROI


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    "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock Options,
    Upward mobility
    Endless opportunities
    Great colleagues with a wealth of experience and knowledge
    Great camaraderie and culture in some departments and divisions.

    Cons

    Middle of the road health coverage
    Pay not commensurate with position and responsibilities
    Silos amongst the different business units
    No mentorship in key areas

    Advice to Management

    Enough with budget freezing pay increases year after year


  9. Helpful (1)

    "National Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Competitive, Good pay, flex schedule

    Cons

    Very stressful, long hours, to little resources


  10. "Retail Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanley Black & Decker has many great people to work for. I believe that they truly care and try to do the correct thing.

    Cons

    There are some positions that do the exact same work as other positions but do not get the same pay and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Consider that people that are doing the same work at the same performance should be compensated the same. Just calling a position to different names does not make the job different


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Jakson TN Department manager detached too many temps"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Jackson, TN
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Jackson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria, decent benefits, weekends off

    Cons

    HR out of touch with production. Production manager micromanages shift supervisors, department actually ran by first shift supervisor..second shift supervisor was treated like a babysitter for the shift. She was so micromanaged and bullied by manager, she quit. Favoritism is rampant... Inappropriate relationships are tolerated by current supervision (line lead and assembly worker). Too many temps. Never know from one day to the next who is going to call out. First shift supervisor cusses us out..nothing done by HR because he has been here for years. The only way to advance here is to get into the good ole boy network.

    Advice to Management

    Excuse yourself from your position and learn how to lead....not micromanage. Stop cursing us out and making a scene when things don't go your way.



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