Machine Operator (Former Employee), Cheraw, SC – May 23, 2013
Pros: every month without any acccidents you will recieve a walmart give card.
Cons: short breaks
A typical day a work was very outstanding. You go to your assigned machine an start working making sure that you have all of your supplies that u need to assemble that certain knife. Great co-workers. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing at the end if the day I was able to reach my production goal that I was suppose to reach.
Great (former B&D team,) terrible environment w/new hires
Manager (Former Employee), Miramar, FL – May 16, 2013
Black & Decker was a great company to work for. It really cared about their people. Stanley came in and "merged" with Black & Decker and took a dump on the people that got B&D to where they were when Nolan got greedier that what he was. The evident truth of the work environment is the fact that in the past year, people have been hired and have resigned – more... within weeks or months of being hired. That says a lot about the barbaric management the company has in place.
Your typical day at work consists of constant insults and frequent condescending. – less
Director (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – May 14, 2013
Pros: innovation, speed, giving back
Cons: can't think of any!
Stanley is a great company to work for. If you're looking for an innovative employer, this is the place to be. I've enjoyed volunteering and giving back to our communities through the support of our leadership team, and greatly appreciate all that this company has to offer. If you're looking for an organization that will empower you to make an impact, – more... you should check it out too! – less
CS, Operations & IT (Former Employee), New Britain, CT – April 17, 2013
Pros: discount on tools!
Cons: bad leadership, high expectations & no work/life balance
Stanley Black & Decker does not create a work/life balance atmosphere for their employees. They make you work required weekends and holidays in a lot of cases.
People are put in management positions that lack leadership skills and there is little appreciation shown for hard work. The expectations set forth are extremely unreasonable. They also make – more... it very difficult for one to move to another department or role if they want to move up in the organization. – less
Finance (Current Employee), Miramar, FL – March 7, 2013
Pros: great benefits and pay
Cons: bad management and human resources
a typical day at work is very stressful but the majority of low level people is really nice. I have learn so many new things here. the bad thing is that the majority of the management is terrible, is all based in "chemistry" or if we are friends you will be fine if not... well..... the best is all the nice and hardworking people in the company.
Temp. (Former Employee), Greenfield, Indiana – February 26, 2013
Pros: the pay was decent, great if you got overtime.
Cons: the management screamed at employee's everyother week.
I loved my co workers. They were the best part of my job. I was just a temp. You never knew if you were going to be coming into work, just for them to tell you to go back home because they didn't have enough for you to do. Half of my time was spent cleaning the place, becuase they didn't have enough work for us. The management was horrible! I have to – more... say, I've never worked somewhere that had management that screamed at their employee's so much. It was crazy. It made you nervous, wondering if they were going to scream at you next! The pay was decent though, especially if you got overtime. – less
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Concord, NC – February 17, 2013
Pros: they took care of or work shoes each year for the company
Cons: they would take some of our hoildays from us after they had the list out.
it's hard to say what a typical day at work would be because of the slow and busy day . i couldn't tell untile they would let us know what the day was going to be like. i learned alot of thing when i worked for the copmany i enjoyed working there and i enjoyed working with my co-workers and the hardest part of the job was waitting for work to be droup – more... to be pulled and shipped out . the manegement was really nice and understanding . i enjoyed going to work each and everyday because of my co-workers. – less
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Plymouth, MN – February 6, 2013
Pros: fast paced, knowledgeable managers/supervisors, friendly
I handle an average 130 incoming call per day, consistently surpassing the set 110 required. I had worked closely with customers in the past, but learned quickly that having a very open and positive attitude is extremely helpful when working with a high volume of customers. My co-workers are professional, easy to work with and fun. I enjoy what I do – more... very much, there is not much that I consider hard. I enjoy getting an upset customer satisfied with the service they received and laughing once I have completed the call. – less
Productive Place to work with ever evolving tasking , always learning knew process's
Quality Technician (Current Employee), Greenfield, IN – January 20, 2013
Pros: ability to do my daily task diligently with out a lot of hassel
Cons: ability to have or not to have overtime is always changing from week to week
A typical day for me at Stanley Black and Decker consist of first article inspections and sign off's, daily floor audtis and various chemical testing in a lab enviorment. I have learned at lot about an industry that I otherwise would not have any experience in especially pertaining to the creation of raw rod material in to wire and then further on in – more... the process the creation of Nails and staples from that wire for the Bostitch Line of Stanley Black and Decker. My Co-Workers I have found to be a group of driven outgoing individuals with a joint focus on succeeding not only for themselves but for the company as well they are a dealight to work with everyday. The Hardest Part about my job is that there is never enough time in my day to accomplish all that I would like to in a single day. And the ability to progess further up the ladder of the company. The most enjoyable part of the job is collecting data and relaying information which allows other associates to achieve the quality production results that they are capable to of . – less
Was Great Before Stanley took Over Black & Decker.
Account Manager (Former Employee), Northern California – January 16, 2013
Pros: b&d company was rewarding.....stanley b&d....not so much.
Cons: long work days, 6 day work weeks frequently to accomplish tasks!
Black & Decker was a fun company to work for. Lots of work and not easy but seemed rewarding with contests, bonuses and such. Enjoyed my co-workers, management was supportive and family friendly. That was before Stanley and Black and Decker Merged in early 2010. Stanley became the dominant say so and changed everything over to their way of doing things. – more... So long Black and Decker. I also agree with other reviewers in that if you are hitting the age 40yrs+ mark with Stanley, start looking! – less
Great place to work as far as location and free parking
Finance (Former Employee), Towson – December 28, 2012
Pros: nice amenities
Cons: undervalued employees
Don't believe anything management says. Be prepared to work day and night, weekends, vacation and holiday. Also be prepared to get the boot once you start to get up in age (45)! Stanley does not value their employees that's the bottom line.
learned to be machanically inclined and work as ateam
I Bolt Machine Operator (Former Employee), rock fallls,il 61071 – December 3, 2012
Pros: learned alot in 35yrs
Cons: the job i thought i would retire at didnt happen.
took me 8 yrs to learn to run assemblers on my own. was not easy teaching them to others, if not a multi-tasker, or interested in machines, but i loved the challenge of learning new things and staying busy.
Stanly recently bought the company I work for.. We have bad management now and are not sure if it will get better or worse. I hope you are right about good management. We are a stressed group of workers.
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engineering (Former Employee), Towson, MD. – September 5, 2012
Pros: good parking !
Cons: most things.
Their own outplacement people in MD call B&D a "toxic place to work". Managment consists of people who cant actually perform the work - they just got very good at talking about other people's work and did very little of their own. Very unsupportive and they tend to favor people who are not in a protected class - " under 40" then out the door. I relocated – more... from another division and truly regretted it after about two months. – less