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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated July 31, 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 34 reviews)

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  1. "Average Pay/Benefits, poor communication/negative work environment"

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    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Same hours every day, often mandatory OT (if you like OT), generally work in same area and with same people every day, work is easy to understand and learn, opportunities for growth into other departments and shifts once hired on.

    Cons

    straight 8 hour shift, one 20 minute break, no other breaks. Poor communication between shifts, departments, and poor handling of transitions in changes to job functions or improvements. Some leads and supervisors very condescending in their management/leadership/oversight. You do not get to have a copy of your reviews which you still have to sign. Being sent out four a drug test if you are involved in an accident, no set amount of time for turnaround of results, could be off your lift for 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, you don't know. Temps are out of work and out of pay until their drug test results are in if they have to be sent out for a drug test from an incident. Little to know contact or interaction from HR, managers, supervisors, CEO with employees for communication. High productivity standards with no incentive, punishment motivated not reward based. Suggestions and ideas for improvements whether solicited or not are rarely genuinely considered or implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees, ask how their day is going, ask if they notice any areas for improvement and follow up with them. Improve communication meetings between shifts, and between departments, and between supervisors/leads, and supervisors/leads with their employees. Have all shifts participate in shift communication meetings, not just first and second shifts. Give employees a copy of their review, it is THEIR review, let them keep it for their records. Improve your drug test procedures to cut back in downtime for PIV operators to be back on their lifts, same day or next day. Why have these tests sent out to a lab when they can be done on site and even same day?


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid this place at all costs!"

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    Former Employee - Nobody in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Nobody in New Britain, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of locations to choose from - if you are crazy enough.

    Cons

    Finance driven. Does not care about people at all. Inappropriate behavior is ignored and politics reigns.
    No growth and development opportunities. Claims to favor diversity but that is just a marketing scam. Still the good old boys club; and promotions and recognition are white male dominated.
    No process for anything, even routine things. You never know what to expect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people -at all levels. Look at the metrics for each employee and don't just listen to the loudest bragger.
    The greatest revenue is brought in by the quietest and hardest working employees.
    Provide training, growth and development opportunities for all employees. Enforce equality at all levels.
    HR needs to do their job and take all employees seriously and not just serve management and executives.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Payroll Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    NONE- they out sourced positions and had our people train their replacements

    Cons

    we were purchased by Stanley they had no concept of what we did. Laid off people before their jobs were transferred to another division. Their packages for layoff were not commensurate with the responsibility of the jobs. They gave us no information on their benefits for those of us who were staying after the purchase to close down our office. I left for a better paying job and they continued to call with process and payroll questions. Our purchasing agent was laid off and then brought back as a temp since they still needed the position. Then let her go again because they don't rehire former employees

    Advice to Management

    Consider people as more than their simplified job description.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    If you like sucking up to people this is the job for you. Some of the people are really great.

    Cons

    Where to start? Disorganized. People get promoted simply because they have been there for a while. Which only means they have learned how to suck up-it doesn't mean they are good. Morale is low because management doesn't think there is anything wrong with their current leadership. So the current leadership sucks the life out of the new, motivated people.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your current people/leadership. Some of them suck. Even though you promote them. Their negativity will eventually bring down the morale of everyone.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Trust me you dont want to be here"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good per hour, and the fellow workers are friendly.
    If you love overtime you'll get tons of it.
    Great place if you have no family, and no life.

    Cons

    If you have a family they dont care. If you miss work for surgerys, family emergencies, court for your kids, birth of your kid. They dont care you'll get points. 1 point for every occurrence. 8 points for a write up and you cant earn points back like most shops do you have to wait an entire year. In fact I know someone getting married and theyve already told him he will get points for taking a weekend to do it, but recently told a guy that they hired he can go hunting in october with no points. The turn over rate is so high due to the high demands they force on their people continuously, and they have lost good people to their Hitler like point system. My advice if you have a family, and love your family stay as far away from there as you can. Management is so disassociated from the production people they continually have monthly meetings to ask what needs improvement only to write it down and never actually fix anything. There is a "union" but its in the companies pocket so bad that that there was a fellow employee that was being targeted and the harassed by a supervisor so bad that you could physically see how it affected him. We convinced him to go to the union about it where he was told it is harassment, but dont do anything about it because it will only get worse, and just to ignore it.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be better orginized. Been in buisness for several years, seems like several months.
    Stop treating people like pieces of equipment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Tools, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can be involved in making some very awesome and beastly power tools and equipment...

    Cons

    ...if your input is even allowed. You're basically seen as an extension to your boss. They will get all the praise for your hard work and office politics outweighs doing the right thing. Most positions also pay about 10k less than the industry average.

    Advice to Management

    You have the brightest engineers in the world in one building. Give them the freedom to innovate!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Emotionally Hazardous Working Conditions"

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    Former Employee - Temp Assembly Line Worker in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Temp Assembly Line Worker in Jackson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Hostile management, they treat workers like cogs with little to no respect to employees as individuals, lots of overtime, Management in general lacking leadership skills, the factory is broken into cliques, supervisors spend more time socializing than supervising.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the line

  8. "the review"

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    Former Employee - LIne in Jacksonville, TX
    Former Employee - LIne in Jacksonville, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers excellent training; however, the work life balance and pay structure are poor. Because the company is so large, it seems a lot of "balls get dropped".

    Cons

    Could be a better place to work but company is busy buying other companies that the actual work culture suffers as a result. Once upon a time the upper management cared and documented employee's opinions on the workplace. Company seems to only care about the stock.

    Advice to Management

    Do more.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    no pros to give other than decent compensation. Benefits are fair, but again there are far more cons to this company.

    Cons

    No orientation to the company to cover safety or policy information. Suppose to have a badge issued to be able to clock in and out, but was not given one till day three on the job, but tried to say that I was late for three days because they didn't see me on the floor (Security wouldn't let me in).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "factory assembler"

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    Former Employee - Factory Assembler in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Factory Assembler in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company very well organize and give some overtime. There is no clime controlled but is no to hot and the lines are organize.

    Cons

    the job is boring and extresed . There is a lot discrimination again Asians and Hispanics. The manager and supervisors and line leaders are very racist and very unfear and trade people like slaves. this company is very unethical and immoral in the way they trade the workers. The workers don't have voice and what ever they say no count. if a problem between a line leader and worker happen they all ways going in favor of the line leader. The worker is like a dog. The worker have to work in the same standing position for 10 estresing hours. the breaks are only 5 misserables minutes when in most companies is 15 minutes. The lunch is only 20 minutes so the worker have to eat very fast in very crowded break room. The manager was a very nasty black men who every day was in break room door checking that no body pass one second more of any break. They where no rewards to the workers for a better production and the money for food the give some time the manager take for him and his supervisors. the company use the worker as a temporal for up to one year and some times more. everything there is very bad except for the thanks giving dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Change this nasty manager and his supervisors and teach the new ones how to trate people with respect.


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