Stanley Black & Decker
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The job itself is great and my manager has our backs and what is in our best interest. The corporation however, has failed by outsourcing first and foremost a lot of the IT team. This can prove detrimental in the long run and corporate should consider their employees first instead of profit. Speaking just of direct management, excellent. It’s the higher brass that needs restructuring.
Pros
Good pay, compensation, time off, benefits
Cons
Selling out their employees
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u are basically just a number.I have been there for 3 years & they have a high turn over rate & alot of racism and harassment. not a good job 4 black
Pros
you will get 40 plus hrs
Cons
no family time
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I enjoyed working there and the diverse work force.
Due to investor pressures, company had a tendency to reorganize every 6-9 months, jeopardizing job security.
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Too many reorganizations
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Always busy and fun place to work for and always things to do around the warehouse and cleaning up the work place whenever there was free time and prep for the next color change of the cabinets
Pros
Friendly employees
Cons
Working 6 days stright 10 hours for 7 months
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Pay and benefits were the only two things tolerable when it came to this job. Was mandated 7 days a week for months at a time. Supervisor was completely incompetent and no clue how to run and of the machines on the entire production floor(I was in the tapping department). Supervisor never worked 40 hours in the entire 3 1/2 years i was there. The handbook said you were allowed 7 points; on the 8th point, you were terminated. But, at 5 points you were put on attendance probation for 90 days in which if you were late or called off, you were terminated. If you were put on attendance probation twice in one year, you were terminated. It took one year and one day for 1 point to fall off and everyone in the entire plant was held at the same attendance standard. So if one person had every single weekend off, they followed the same standard as the person who was forced to work every weekend for 6 months straight (which I had done at least 3 times). I had to quit this job because it was wearing on me mentally so much that the last year I was there, I needed to take huge doses of antidepressants to deal with being forced to work every single day. I contemplated suicide every single moment I was there in the last year. I missed 3 1/2 years of spending any kind of time with my family, I missed 3 1/2 years of being able to watch my daughter grow up and become the young woman she now is. Most of the time it wasn't just an eight hour shift, it was 10 to 12 hours everyday...I worked anywhere for 84 to well over 100 hours every single week. I was paid accordingly, and paid well for the hours - more...
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The pay and benefits
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Everything else....
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Stanley Black & Decker is all about shareholder value and is often referred to as a finance company that happens to make tools. As such layoffs and temporary benefit cuts are common to ensure the company meets Wall Street expectations with predictable dividends and maintain cash in hand for acquisitions. Similarly staffing is low relative to required output and turnover is high. It is hard to evaluate management outside the C suite due to high voluntary and involuntary turnover. Salary and benefits are deliberately close to but slightly below average.
That said the people doing the day to day work from factory to office workers are great and tool discounts are a nice perk.
Pros
Tool discounts, great low and mid level employees
Cons
Overworked and understaffed, employees are expendable, the first sign the company won't meet Wall Street expectations results layoffs/benefit reductions
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Stanley Black and Decker, formed as a result of merger of Black and Decker Inc. with Stanley Works represents a great American company story; focus more on short term on stock market price with no plan to gain in long term – all signs of a dying company!
1. No Job Security: Company has been constantly laying off people since 2017. Restructuring/Re-organization takes place every few months. If Stanley Black and Decker stock price falls, expect layoff and costing cutting immediately. All Business Units that I know have laid-off, terminated, pushed out to retirement, furloughed or fired people as a result. Company has lost valuable talents over past few years and bleeding has not seems to stop. High employee turn-over at this company.

2. Chaotic: There is absence of proper planning or coordination between different departments. For example, Finance does not want work with Engineering, HR or IT and vice versa. Ultimately, whatever decision that you make can be overruled by Finance. Finance ultimately drive daily decision making. Expect to be in conference call/meetings all day long. No systems, no planning, no coordination, no organization.

3. Out-sourced: Top talent are constantly asked to leave either forcefully or through voluntary retirement leaving behind a huge talent vacuum. New employees hired are sub-par at best. As one of the latest decisions, almost majority of old talented IT workforce was laid off in place of low paid non-immigrant by HCL.

4. Poor/Reduced Compensation and Benefits: Expect no raise or recognition of work no matter how hard you work. Expectation is
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Flexible work hours
Cons
Long work hours, no job security, constant layoffs
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Great people to work with management is terrible and should all be fired. We work just about every Saturday and we have no time for friends or family. We work every Saturday and never get caught up, always behind
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Just very diverse. I hate to say I left because of one bad apple. Loved the hours and the pay. Co-workers were my second family. Paid every week. Helped me improve my skills
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The managers are not willing to communicate and help in an efficient effective manner. The department manager rolls her eyes at the employees on the floor talks behind their backs and treats them poorly. There are racist issues as well. Not a good environment to work in very stressful an unpleasant. The managers are told to get online and look at your Facebook profiles to see what you're doing outside of your
Pros
A job
Cons
Everything
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Responsibilities of departments are constantly changing and will give your job to someone else and not tell you until your last day in that position. You never know if you will have a job come the next day.
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I worked almost 20 years for Mac Tools (division of SBD), environment in Mac Tools specifically is very friendly and relaxed, people are nice and friendly, workload is very balanced.
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
Behind in adopting technologies, especially in IT
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Basically a free for all. No structure. Management clearly does not care. Very passive aggressive. No respect for good employees. Management has it made! If you are on the floor, they only care about their good old boy friends
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Everything else
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Its a job.. they need to pay certain positions a bit more considering they check production numbers. Would have liked to seen better communication between managers and lower level employees
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This is an amazing company the pay is very well I really enjoyed working there we worked as a team and the food was excellent that was served in the cafeteria,
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Ok job. Not really any hard work out there. It’s just the people. Make good money. It’s a cool job to have. If I could I would go back I kinda loved that job
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Flexible working hours, you can opt for one day work from home in a week. There are no boundaries for the work. Cafeteria food is decent with reasonable prices. Sometimes Sr.management will do micro management.
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You could be the kind of employee that met your quota (hit your numbers), always said yes to help in anyway, had a great attendance record, always stayed late, always volunteered, joined Saftey groups and ensured the safety of your fellow Co workers, successfully train new hires in multiple jobs, and you would still get a call after work saying you were talked to about your attendance and are now terminated. Don’t waste your time at this sorry warehouse.
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Great place to work! On boarding process is slow. Very analytical and metric driven organization. Metrics will drive all actions. Organization manages performance to micro level.
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Very collaborative work environment.
Opportunity to learn new software pertinent to the company and job

Professional organization

Open to hearing feedback and recommendations for projects

No micro managing
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the most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction and engagement with people - peers, leadership and partners - all interested in improvements in work and personal life.
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