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Great company with strong leaders.
Global Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDMay 19, 2014
Typical Day
- Working on multiple projects both independently and within a team
- Supporting projects within and outside of the main business unit
- Experiences with a variety of intellects

What I Learned
- PM skills
- Strengthen Excel skills
- Big Picture thinking
- Better understanding of how a large corporate company works

Management
- Expect leadership, – more... someone who takes initiative
- Will support and develop young minds
- Will entrust and give responsibility early on
- 2 way constructive relationship

Co-Workers
- Supportive
- Strong, independent

Hardest Part
- Bandwidth

Enjoyable Part
- Relaxed, but hard working environment – less
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SBD
Manufacturing Engineer - Lean Coordinator (Current Employee), 18104May 9, 2014
Working for Stanley Black & Decker is a great experance and a fantastic place to work at.
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Ok Place to work
Sr. Analyst (Former Employee), Towson, MDMarch 11, 2014
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.
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Great Place to work
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Towson, MDFebruary 14, 2014
Worked as a Project Engineer. Great learning environment and great people to work for.

Overall it is a good experience.
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Excellent company
Business Forecast Planning Mgr (Former Employee), Danbury, CTFebruary 8, 2014
Every day was exciting and challenging. Implementation of frorecasting software took 9 months. Many speed bumps issues solved.
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Fast pace business orientated safety first
Stand-Up Reach Truck Driver (Former Employee), Fort Mill, SCFebruary 5, 2014
Pros: weekly income
Cons: job stability, lack of work
Begin with forklift inspection, log in to receive your daily task, maintain focus on one thing at a time. Remember the rules of safety while operating a forklift and communicate effectively.
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Fast-paced, Global Growth Environment
Global Shared Services Jr Performance Mgmt Analyst (Current Employee), New Britain, CTJanuary 28, 2014
Great place for a young professional to begin career. The company is looking toward expanding global growth, so there are many opportunities available.
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Excellent
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: room for advancement
Cons: employee benefits
SBD is an excellent place to work has great benefits and room for advancement
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Good company for someone looking to gain knowledge and experience in the security integration field.
Production Clerk (Former Employee), Tucker, GAJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: good benefits. certain positions allow work from home.
Cons: company in transition.
Key and lock production was a typical day at Stanley. The knowledge of how keys and locks work is invaluable. The job itself can become very tedious. Good management but unstable, had 2 managers in a year and a half period. Great employees that really make you feel like family.
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Good Growing Company
Facility Engineer (Former Employee), Concord, NCDecember 10, 2013
Pros: stability
Cons: weekend and holiday work
Strong growing company with good long term outlook. Lot of opportunity for advancement
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Excellent company to work for
Service Technician (Current Employee), Noblesville, INNovember 24, 2013
I've been with this company for 6+ years and its challenging and fun at the same time.
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Progressive and mentally Challenging work environment
Regional Human Resource Manager (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNOctober 11, 2013
Pros: utilized my communication skills and challenged with always learning new skills.
Cons: worked remotely with many of my clients
Managed all aspects of Human Resources for the West coast and California. Hands on Manager located within a call center operation. Supported all levels from President to front line employee. Including internal investigations, EH&S program and EEOC responses.
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Only for the ambitous
Team Lead of CDIY (Former Employee), New Britain, CTSeptember 21, 2013
Very competitive company, need to be hardworking and ambitious to succeed enjoyed every minute working with my team
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made good money
Wire Draw Technician (Former Employee), East Greenwich, RISeptember 21, 2013
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: laid off when company left ri
ran machines
learned about production, measuring, but welding
management was nice
coworkers were nice
physical labor was hardest part of the job
money was most enjoyable part of the job
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Stanley
Machine Operator (Former Employee), East Greenwich, RISeptember 9, 2013
Stanley took it's business overseas to China. It was a great company to work for. I had been employed there many years and still would have if it weren't for the closure.
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Not the best company to work for
slave work (Former Employee), chesterfield miAugust 6, 2013
Pros: paid well
Cons: horrible management
They will work you into the ground without caring at all. Worked ther over 30 years only because they paid well. Was bullied and treated horrible by other employees and management would not do a thing.
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ok place to work
Customer Service /Production Clerk (Former Employee), marylandAugust 1, 2013
Pros: no micro management
Cons: to many changes
Was a great place to work until so many changes started being made, job security unstable. Co-workers were team players. Management was great for my division, just depends where you work.
Hardest part was not enough training when changes were being made for new programs. It had too many flaws. Had to learn mostly on own, with support of co-workers.
Enjoyable – more... part good atmosphere and co-works.
Overall Production was good. – less
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LAG-Miramar
Distribution (Current Employee), Miramar, FLJuly 30, 2013
Pros: free lunches once in awhile and always free breakfast on friday morning
Cons: hr, attitude, kill yourself for a week and do nothing for three, management constantly changes direction.
This office has two divisions within it - GEM - Global Emerging Markets and LAG - Latin America Group; if you're lucky enough to work in GEM, you are at executive-level and above, thus, you are set... Where the bulk of the action happens is LAG. If you are in GEM, though, it would be wise to follow some of the principles shown below, as some people – more... in LAG have to support people in GEM.

This office does not follow the order of the merge, in LAG, Black and Decker people overruled Stanley Legacy, so even though there are Stanley Legacy people walking around, B&D rules this place with an iron fist. This office runs Latin America ops and is composed of two distribution centers or DCs as they call them, the main DC and their office location used to be the Stanley Legacy DC, the other DC which is a short walk away is Black & Decker.

This office is overrun with attitudes from management, presentations are filled with graphs no one cares about, the longer they've been here (save a few exceptions), the worse the attitude. DO watch out for psychopathic HR locally. DO fly under her radar screen as much as possible, and trust me, she is watching you! At all times, keep your guard up!

There is NO stability to be had here. Management always changes their mind about a strategy. Lots of fires to put out on a daily basis, here today, gone tomorrow without a PIP (performance improvement plan put in place by corporate to put a stop to on-the-spot firings), direction comes from Corporate but somehow it doesn't get followed in Miramar. DO Document, Document and Document... In writing. Do take notes in meetings, because what you don't write down will bite you in the rear-end! People come and go ALL the time, there is always somebody new here.

Employee engagement committee is composed of HR doing lunches and presentations about pointless garbage no one cares about. DO attend, lunch is free.Breakfast is free on Fridays, fridge has all the diet coke you can drink and all the coffee you can drink as well is free.

Spanish is the main language spoken in this office, it is very strange - Documents and presentations are in English, but meetings are conducted in Spanish. IF you don't speak Spanish, you won't be hired, Period! Unless you're VERY good at your job!

The last week of the month will make you pull your brain out your nose with a coat hanger, as the salespeople make up for lost time during the first three weeks of the month when you sit and do nothing. Your coworkers are subzero cool if they haven't been infected by the attitude disease and will help you maintain your calm while you network and look for another job.

They talk a good game, but don't really realize the reputation they are getting. They are making money, so they don't care. – less
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Got along good with my co-workers
Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator (Current Employee), Rialto, CAJuly 26, 2013
Stanley Black & Decker I have gained a great deal of experience both working with my subordinates and management. Pride in my dependability and flexibility to work other areas of the receiving department , ability to communicate, analyze and resolve potential problems at hand. While maintain high personal standards for safety, security and productivity.
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Excellent benefits
Header Operator (Former Employee), East Greenwich, RIJuly 24, 2013
Pros: tuition reimbursement
Cons: shorts break
A good place to work, nice environment and a lot of good peoples.

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