Stanley Black & Decker Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO James M. Loree
James M. Loree
494 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people at the company, everyone is generally helpful(in 65 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance encouraged(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No real reward for hard work while overworking employees impacting their work life balance(in 64 reviews)

  • "Only fringe groups seem to matter to upper management(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a great place to work

      25 Oct 2016 - Senior Financial Analyst in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      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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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Stanley Black & Decker a great place to work

      15 Jan 2021 - Human Resources Director in Ciudad de Mexico
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      Pros

      • Great career opportunities (From 2011-2019) • Excellent environment to growth • Opportunity to learn and acquire new skills & knowledge • Great Colleague Engagement (From 2014-2019) • Great place to work in all senses (From 2012 – 2019)

      Cons

      • From 2018 to YTD, continuous focus on cost reductions which has been creating continued stress situations and the loss of valuable talent. • Work / life balance • Lack of investing on training (From 2019) • Stressful situations (From 2019 due to continued restructuring processes. • Extreme workload as result of the restructuring actions

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall Good - Needs Some Improvement

      24 Jan 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in New Britain, CT
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      Pros

      Solid mobility, decent work life balance, supportive management

      Cons

      Need to move around to get promoted, pay is below market rate, lots of restructuring which makes you always fear for your job, they're value money over people, expensive benefits.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Overall not a great place to work for from reward perspective for employees.

      8 Jan 2021 - Supply Chain in Towson, MD
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      Pros

      Have good systems and mature processes for many of the areas. Supply Chain in particular is managed quite well.

      Cons

      Not fairly/well rewarded. This is not only just monetary but from your career advancing, work load/work life balance, development opportunities, and of course financial compensations.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Makes Promises, Doesn't Deliver

      6 Oct 2020 - Sales Coordinator in Buffalo, NY
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      Pros

      Benefits, Pay, Frequent communication from upper management, extensive training

      Cons

      Micromanagement, poor work/life balance, always on call, long hours, constant criticism

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great brands, grew too fast

      20 Oct 2020 - Product Management 
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      Pros

      Great brands & flexible work schedule if your boss approves, great people

      Cons

      No work/life balance at all Pay not competitive Benefits not as good as I would expect with such a large company Constant layoffs, even before Covid. Typically 2-3 per year. Understaffed Short term focused which leads to the constant layoffs and changing priorities Frantic work pace at all times

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Credit and collections

      19 Oct 2020 - Associate in Medellín, Antioquia, Antioquia
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      Pros

      great work-life balance, diverse enviroment

      Cons

      average salary, tough career advancement

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work life balance, okay pay

      24 Sep 2020 - Project Engineer in Towson, MD
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      Pros

      Good work life balance encouraged

      Cons

      Not so great pay, communication could be better

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst company culture

      7 Oct 2020 - Financial Analyst in New Britain, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation is on par but lacks merit increase consistency

      Cons

      Job security (continual layoffs to achieve targets because that’s a “play in the playbook”). Work life balance is non existent with the continually shrinking workforce and lack of investment in systems. Reporting and forecasting tool was rolled out poorly and creates more time constraint issues with multiple daily lockouts.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Workaholics

      3 Nov 2020 - Executive Assistant in Towson, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      SBD offers great benefits and career opportunities

      Cons

      There is no work-life-balance. Recent years have produced several rounds of layoffs and work gets piled onto the people who were already juggling the work of 3 to begin with.

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