Stanley Black & Decker Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2020

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3.2
53%
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67%
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Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO James M. Loree
James M. Loree
279 Ratings
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  • "No real reward for hard work while overworking employees impacting their work life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Short windows for upper management before moving on(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Product manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Product Manager - Stanley and Fat Max Hand Tools in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning, push you to grow, great team

    Cons

    Trade focus, top heavy management ,

    Stanley Black & Decker2017-06-09
  2. "Not career worthy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay. Working with like-minded individuals that are focused on getting work done.

    Cons

    Do you enjoy coping abuse from customers all day every day? Company is focused on making sales and not particularly focused on the after-sales support side, which often results in ill equipped Customer Service reps who are there just to take a beating from customers and retailers . Very little opportunity for advancement unless you practically dress for the job you want.

    Stanley Black & Decker2020-03-11
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ouch"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are none to list

    Cons

    Unethical HR Practices and Management, Red Tape, No Visible Plan, No Care Factor leading to Extraordinary levels of staff turnover

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    Stanley Black & Decker2020-03-10
  4. "Average experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid brands, some good smart employees

    Cons

    Red tape, slow to make decisions, marketing have more say than sales, heavy admin in sales role

    Stanley Black & Decker2019-09-22
  5. "Toxic Sales Culture"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brands across varied industries

    Cons

    Limited autonomy, revolving door in sales, constant restructures and very poor management.

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    Stanley Black & Decker2019-07-08
  6. "Good pay."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Great team

    Cons

    Heavily weighted by upper management.

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    Stanley Black & Decker2019-05-10
  7. "Great opportunities to grow"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Inefficient use of time and resources. Few too many meetings that take too long. Company politics but that's almost a given.

    Stanley Black & Decker2017-03-18
  8. "Lucky they have good brands"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good brands and products. Opportunities are frequent due to acquisitions and steady stream of people leaving. Good operating systems.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, decisions get made with zero consultation or thought for those they impact. Not many people that know much about products or the industry.

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    Stanley Black & Decker2016-12-09
  9. "Not a great place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a global US business provide opportunity to learn advanced systems.

    Cons

    Most of the people get paid low wages unless you are a 'yes man' or management favourite. HR (one man show) is totally corrupt and full of lies who just carry out orders from management. Only same people get promoted every year No work life balance Too much politics Management just want to hit numbers at any cost to get their bonus. Good people keep leaving and what remain is 'management pets' or their slaves. If they don't like you they will do everything to fire you. Many people have sued the company over their redundancies and have won as well.

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    Stanley Black & Decker2016-10-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Planner"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Supply Planner in Box Hill South
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Nice clean new workplace, with the latest computer systems

    Cons

    Employees are considered as objects. Decisions are made by corporate head office which are mindlessly carried out by management in Australia. Very much here today and gone tomorrow without any human consideration. Low salary payers

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    Stanley Black & Decker2016-07-21
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