Stanley Security Solutions Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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2.9
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30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Highly structured, good benefits, tenured team(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, loads of work, good pay(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SMB not ready for prime time"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Business Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Parent company Stanley Black & Decker offers great benefits at very affordable deductions from your paycheck as well as other benefits like the huge discount at the company store for employees of SBD's brands.

    Cons

    new division focused on Small to Medium Business market closed within less than a year of its launch - failure to install sold jobs biggest problem in first three months of operation.

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  2. "No clue and no morale."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few free coffees here and there, company car.

    Cons

    Entire teams have been hired, sacked/quit, replaced, sacked/quit in under a year. Diseased culture with lack of empathy and morale, favouritism, stuck in the dark ages both technology and mentality, your voice won’t be heard, hard to hit targets, horrible company reputation, 3x the price of competition, managers never lead from the front or practice what they preach, absolutely no team culture, offices are uninviting and lifeless - sometimes you even feel unwelcome. Company has delusions of grandeur regarding their brand name. They will tell you the weight of their tools division is a selling point and an indication of the quality of product and service, when in fact it couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is, they have zero USP’s and so they rely on the brand name in order to scramble for an explanation as to why they are 3 times the price of every other competitor (who generally are able to offer the exact same product with a better level of service). The training is based around sales voodoo which has never been successfully demonstrated by any senior level employee or manager. They preach 1980’s window sales approaches and choose to abhor and trample any radical thinking or new ideas. Their endgame seems to be ripping people off with a huge margin and false promises and then spending months cleaning up the mess amongst an enraged customer. The managers don’t seem to do anything. Seriously. Their title is literally manager and they do anything but manage. They spend days on end in zoom and face to face meetings, achieving nothing except another meeting. They are more interested in rubbing the backs of those above them rather than developing their sales people and passing on their pains and ideas to the next level. Everyone is out for themselves. Anything you say out of line is perceived as “negative”, apparently nothing negative can be talked about because it will damage their precious egos. Stanley Security UK is on borrowed time. They’re growth plans are a joke.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "If your a veteran, stay away."

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

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say

    Cons

    Do the right thing and they will punish you. If you are a member of the guard or reserves, don't expect any opportunities and to be constantly mislead by HR.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awful upper management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Proud parent company, has scale and opportunity

    Cons

    Literally the most dysfunctional management team I’ve ever witnessed. They promote cheerleaders and self promoters who lack real management experience to run the sales team. Strategy changes each day. Business run by consultants.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with a completely disastrous management that will eventually kill it."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has potential, it's just not properly explored by management.

    Cons

    Sales are a joke, there is no strategy in place, there is however a "culture of excuses" embedded in the company, No accountability whatsoever at any level for successively not reaching proposed targets, operational costs would often exceed the actual amount of the sale, which means besides no profit, the company takes a loss, the Managing Director has no clue on how the "security business organics" in Portugal works and believes Portugal can be managed like the UK. Basically the company has been turned into a "nickle and dime" company that doesn't have the ability to complete with the major players in the market.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized and Run by Leadership Lacking Experience!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only real pro is the Healthcare Benefits. Definitely one of the Best In the Industry.

    Cons

    No car, salary ok but the ability to actually book a job in the very outdated System takes a week at best after making the sale, Extremely Confusing Pay Schedules so you never know when you actually get paid or if they are even calculating your pay correctly, Business Model Changes by the hour, completely run by inexperienced Install and Operations Mgrs which leaves no motivation for The Sales team, Large company but does t believe in spending money for Reps to have offices or even works spaces. No Leads so you pretty much have to self generate any and all Sales Opportunities, and they are quick to let people go whenever there is any kind of decline in sales or change in job market. Therefore constant turnover. No room for advancement in Sales whatsoever.

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  7. "A Disappointing Mistake"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Initially on the surface, a division of a F500 parent company with significant resources. Unfortunately, this pro is also a con, as leadership recently talked about monetizing the security division. Some very dedicated and smart product leaders.

    Cons

    Where to start...zero onboarding, no structured training, no CRM training resources, overly complicated CRM, no clear national account sales plan , reliance on projects from long-time customers, no strategy for attracting new logos, no strategy to build recurring revenue model, no strategy to stem recurring revenue attrition. Broken promises for assigned accounts. No shared vision or direction. High turnover throughout the security division.

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  8. "Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician 

    I have been working at Stanley Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Stable future great team

    Cons

    Unpredictable work hours or long hours

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Team oriented"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Monitoring Specialist 

    I worked at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the monitoring department had good inter-team coordination

    Cons

    peak season led to experienced employees being spread too thin

  10. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good starting pay, family atmosphere, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Work gets slow around year’s end

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