Stanley Black & Decker Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO James M. Loree
James M. Loree
319 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dont recommend"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work mix, great people

    Cons

    Greedy ruling class bent on squeezing out every last cent at the expense of the country that makes this company a possibility

  2. "Placement student"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Brand Marketing 

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities and great people

    Cons

    Challenging, hard work but rewarding


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Probably the most dysfunctional place you'll find...."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time

    Pros

    You'll find a few great people who get dumped on daily by yourself or upper management, but then you'll feel absolutely awful as the bottom level manager as you force unrealistic expectations upon them in a unbelievably dysfunctional environment. The only thing that flows "down stream" here is problems and denial/deflection of responsibility. But yeah, some of the people are nice. It just gets to a point where it's sad to look at them daily as you know how worthless the management above you makes them feel.

    Cons

    environment in all aspects. management structure. ability to productive solve solutions to ending goal of full stream production to assembly. Lack of ability to identify leaders and especially, the leaders who literally do nothing on a daily basis. Overloading of expectations and responsibilities, especially when the plant manager "gets on" the value stream managers for not doing a thing then the vsm's create more unnecessary work/procedures to "make them look better" when in fact it reduces the ability to perform in multiple ways (i.e. natural production, employee moral, forced overtime, etc.). Horrific work conditions. The sewage systems need an overhaul as there is backflow that fills the cafeteria spaces...yeah, here's a "30 minute" lunch break, go eat in this room that smells like diarrhea. There's so much more, but I don't want to come off as a "hurt" former employee, this place is just that bad of an experience.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Objective"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Needs to manage better the restructuring processes

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great growth potential"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great growth potential

    Cons

    Financially driven, frequent layoffs to protect financial performance. Gets tiring and people often on edge

  6. "Great company!!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! Great company culture.

    Cons

    There are none, great place.

  7. "Great experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Invest in people, open communication to leadership, great people, strong growth

    Cons

    Typical public company issues, pay not as competitive

  8. "Great corporate environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing 

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People, Easy management

    Cons

    Decisions made by the US team

  9. "Great company overall..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company overall, but need some work to do about overall mission. They have great people working for them and I am sure they will succeed.

    Cons

    Culture is a problem.. not very open minded and they tend to hire outside vs within the ranks.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "still a good but struggling company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Black & Decker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People and love working with users.

    Cons

    Stanley is very good at ringing every last dime out of a brand then moving on to the next acquisition.

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