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Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • job opportunity Work life balance excitement constantly trying to improve (in 28 reviews)

  • Stanley Black & Decker has many great people to work for (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • The common concern across many parts of the business is work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Lack of personalization in upper management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Pride inside: strong history, bright future"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Director of Product Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    well run company, pays dividends

    Cons

    no focus on industrial sector

    Advice to Management

    bring more focus to industrial sector

  3. "assembler"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work enviroment nice people

    Cons

    none to list at this time


  4. "Senior Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong product development with a good structured process. A lot of experienced professionals. Great product discounts and does a lot for the community.

    Cons

    Not a great place to work if you didn't start there from college. You need to "bleed gold". Very cult-like


  5. "IT analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, decent work environment, northside

    Cons

    IT is a mess, no room for growth, little work life balance, terrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees. Feels like a sweat shop.


  6. "Associate Level"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in New Britain, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great history and a casual work atmosphere

    Cons

    No work/life balance - it is frowned upon in general

    Advice to Management

    get with the times - work/life balance is so important.


  7. "A great place for growth and development"

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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

    Fast-paced culture and innovation driven environment create a place where there are abundant opportunities and employees are exposed to assignments that really help stretch them from a growth and development perspective. This has been noticeably different than other companies that I have worked for in the past. Executive leadership has strong, genuine focus on diversity & inclusion and enhanced communications, and really engage with employees at all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Work/life balance appears to be more difficult in some functions such as finance, would like to see more competitive health/wellness benefits for employees

    Advice to Management

    Would like to have a way to give anonymous feedback or suggestions outside of employee surveys!

  8. "Nothing is without it's flaws"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southington, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and portfolio of brands
    A lot of opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Poor HR/ review system
    Sometimes too fast paced and single minded
    Weak benefit package

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic


  9. "Bad outweighs the good"

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    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits are offered, talented employees for the most part in the company, employee online store with free shipping

    Cons

    Low accountability, poor communication across functions and from management, employees not all treated fairly by management, poor work-life balance, overall frustrating atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance, listen to employees and treat everyone in a fair manner


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Forklift Driver (2nd Shift)"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator (Second Shift) in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator (Second Shift) in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forklift drivers make $11 under the temp agency and once hired on full time by Stanley B&D, your pay goes up to $14.50. You then receive 2 weeks vacation. That's literally it as far as pros go.

    Cons

    I worked there for 5 years and the only reason I'm giving it a 2 star rating is because of the pay. That's it. Forklift drivers are hired through a temp. agencies at first: Strataforce and Kelly. Depending on how much you suck up to your group leaders and supervisors, you can be hired on full time by B&D after 6 months or 3 years. I am not kidding. I've met people there working 3 years and still on the temp agency pay and others who got hired full time almost immediately. NOBODY get's two 15 min. breaks ever, only one 20 min. lunch, which is HIGLEY illegal but management could care less. There is no smoking area on the premises after 2016. Group leaders show favoritism to employees (usually the laziest and most talkative ones too) while other hard working employees have to pick up their slack and are asked to stay late/work extra shifts. If you are hired under a particular shift: it means nothing because group leaders will tell you (not ask) to stay later, come in early, or work weekends. Don't want to or can't because your son has soccer practice? Too bad! That's +1 point against you. They will tell you to suck it up or they'll find someone who can. For example, I know many 1st shift employees who were hired to work from M-F 7am-3pm but were told instead to come in always from 5am-4pm and work Saturdays too. If you complain, you will get written up and on the way to getting fired. There are 7 (A-G) shelf racks (each 6 feet tall), the forklifts B&D provides are 20+ yrs old, very bumpy so you'll need Dr. Scholes insoles if you don't want feet/bone pain, and are very rickety so be prepared for accidents. The warehouse has NO AC/Heating so dress appropriately or freeze come Winter. They will tell you, that's your personal problem, not theirs. If any box from your forklift should drop from heights 2 ft to 30ft, even if it's not your fault, it will documented, managers will be called in, pictures will shot, statements will be taken. It's culture of the warehouse is like working with piranhas or hyenas, everyone is out to get each other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of good employees by making them work extra hard to make up for all the awful lazy employees you employ. Git rid of the horrible managers who keep getting complaints against them: they are the problem not the employees.


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