Maintenance Mechanic A (Former Employee) – Fort Mill, SC – July 10, 2018
I was hired on through a staffing agency (which had an office at the faciility). My direct applications were never taken into account as I did not know any supervisors or employees. After over a year, was STILL working for the agency. Never had a writeup or even a warning, but was terminated for a made up reason--which should have been a warning at the most. Was let go right in the middle of trying to buy a house. Don't expect a direct hire unless you know someone important. Friends of sons of supervisors walk right into the door--receiving paid vacation and up to 3X pay for working on holidays, though Strataforce employees get no paid vacation and $30 for working holidays. Do not bother with this job. There are better ones available...
Employee (Former Employee) – Southington, CT – July 1, 2018
The company itself is great. However, if you aren't a "yes-man", you will be miserable. I was micro-managed by someone who wasn't even my boss and because my boss was off-site I had no one to turn to. And the churn of new people, lateral moves and promotions meant constant change that was impossible to adapt to. It was a truly terrible experience, other than some really great people I did work with.
Okay place to work depending on your department and position
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Towson, MD – June 28, 2018
I dealt with a lot of pettiness and unprofessional behavior. This was only one department in the company though. I am sure there were other areas that had a more professional atmosphere and promoted advancement.
With the exception of management, fun people to work with
Security Installation Technician II (Current Employee) – West Chester, OH 45069 – June 26, 2018
Our upper North suburb of Cincinnati OH location has a 4 state range around it that we do work. As an Install technician the driving to work sites seem to be 2 hours one way on the average daily. We put 5,000 miles a month on the company work vehicle.
Free Work Vehicle, Gas card, Corporate Visa card, laptop, uniforms
Place is full of dust, very noisy and has very little environmental controls. Employees are encouraged to take risks and engage in unsafe work practices. Very little to no PM work for the machines EHS practices are grossly ignored..
Poor Safety, No PM work for machines, Low employee morale.
Machine Maintenance (Former Employee) – Greenfield, IN – June 25, 2018
Management didn't care about their people at all. They were sold and all manufacturing was leaving. So that why I quit before I lost my job. After leaving six months later they shipped all the machinery to mexico.
A very fast paced job, I learned many things related to the job, helped me to build my work skills, very little support from management, work place culture varied daily, I enjoyed my job, didn't see anything hard about it, there is a lot of turn around in this company. People start and after a month, they will quit. Is a tough place to work, but having some discipline you are able to survive on a daily basis.
Machine setter/ leader (Former Employee) – New Britain, CT – June 19, 2018
While at Stanley Black & Decker I was able to take classes at local colleges and training schools and Stanley Black & Decker would compensate me for tuition costs. They also have internal classes and ways to advance into better positions
Assembler (Former Employee) – Greenfield, IN – June 17, 2018
Rude people who talk down to you. The team leads never knew what they were doing but expected you to know right off the bat. If you got injured at work they just swept it under the rug so that they didnt have to pay.