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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated August 21, 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. "Great Place to Work and Progress"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great place to work, numbers driven, continuous sense of achievement when you beat our competitors, you have to wait a little bit but soon or later you get promoted if you do a good job. Opportunity to create and innovate. Your ideas are always heard and management like employees to participate in important decisions. The fact that I have to travel a lot makes my job more exciting. The company gives you the opportunity to visit different markets, different cultures and learn from them. We become a truly global organization where managers have lots of responsibilities and are important for the company. In addition, the company is well known everywhere.

    Cons

    Salaries are just on the media, and sometimes below Best in Class companies.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries according to best in class companies.


  2. "rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great company, benefits, and advancement opps, company culture

    Cons

    politics, organization, advancement past mid level, merger, speed to action, market adjustments

  3. "A great company for both career and personal growth, outstanding culture."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    public company, big goals and big risks
    open management
    great feedback
    tons of growth opportunities
    great compensation package
    outstanding company culture
    nice balance of life and work

    Cons

    public company so at the end of the day you are just a number
    Quartly fire drills and high stress to please shareholders

    Advice to Management

    Because of the just a number, no hard feeling policys, B&D lost an unacceptable number of quality people and it has cost them dearly. Probably will never have the market share that was lost.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great management, benefits and perks. I got to travel a ton and meet a lot of great people. Super good exposure to a public company. Had a sweet 2008 Silverado. Learned a lot about account management.

    Cons

    Lower pay than I wanted. It seemed like you had to play the 'game' to move up. I wanted to apply for a field sales role and my national sales manager said no because I had only been in my current position for 18 months. That should not be a factor in applying for a position.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a better comp plan based on individual success.


  5. "Positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy with no down time.

    Cons

    See pros. If you're looking for a laid back, eight-hour day, SBD is not the place for you. Routinely long hours, but overall still a good experience.


  6. "Very challenging and rewarding company, not for the weak!"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Sourcing Engineer in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Advanced Sourcing Engineer in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very fast pace, never looking at the time.
    global responsibilities, conference calls with internal counterparts and suppliers in multiple countries.
    helps you develop relationship building skills.
    depending on your manager, flexible hours because they know how hard you're working at odd hours.
    build great bond with coworkers, supporting each other, cause' you'll need it
    some many areas to grow within company, and people are constantly moving, and positions opening up

    Cons

    Not enough budget to travel and see suppliers you're working with..., however at the end of the day, cost is most important, most of the time face to face visit is not necessary to get that point across.
    60hr work weeks are normal, be ready
    managing 4 or 5 projects projects with 20-80 new components each is fun but not easy
    pay is not too competative
    a lot of excel sheets, needs more structure to project process

    Advice to Management

    pay should hire for what we do
    project process needs more structure to allow employees to be more efficient
    processes should be more automated with less upper management approval necessary.


  7. "First"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big, well known, national, local

    Cons

    Too big, not growing, no advancement

  8. "Excellent company, great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Accountant in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Black & Decker it is a well known multinational, it has good policies and internal controls making easier for employees to attach to the company's values and also to understand the way the company works. There are many opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    This company needs to better control the way they spend to avoid running out of cash.


  9. "Great brands, tons of opportunities..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands, tons of opportunities...

    Cons

    limited geographic locations to work from...


  10. "My dream job with the consumer power tool giant."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Illustrator in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Illustrator in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open communication and amiable sharing of information for process improvement and quality focus. Each discipline would listen to another to improve their outlook on the product, the customer's perception of the product and how to nurture brand loyalty.

    Cons

    With the take-over, some of the old Black and Decker principles and 'ma and pa' considerations were lost. The cold, hard, bottom line driven policies took over.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the more intimate relationships with end-users, vendors and the big box stores.


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