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Stanley Black & Decker Interview

30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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Question 1 of 30
At Stanley Black & Decker we have employees from all branches of manufacturing including food, chemicals, textiles, machines, and equipment. What type of experience best defines your background or specialty?
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How to Answer
This question is designed for the interviewer to draw out any transferable skills you may have. Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your background. Be sure to highlight any experience in manufacturing, whether or not the industry is a direct fit with what Stanley Black & Decker does.

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Question 2 of 30
We want you to find a fulfilling career with Stanley Black & Decker. Where could you see yourself 5 years from now?
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How to Answer
Before your interview, be sure to visit Stanley Black & Decker career opportunities online. Take note of the range of job possibilities. Perhaps there are opportunities in other locations? What kind of growth is available in the particular department with which you are interviewing? Assure the interviewer that you desire a long-term opportunity with Stanley Black & Decker by discussing the career path you would like.

Question 3 of 30
At Stanley Black & Decker we prefer to hire individuals who are invested in their professional development. Walk me through any industry related coursework you have attended.
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The interviewer would like to know if you have taken any formal education and training related to their industry. Your reply will help the interviewer to assess your commitment to Stanley Black & Decker and their industry.

Question 4 of 30
At Stanley Black & Decker we put great pride into the quality of our products. In your opinion, what do we do best?
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When a company takes great pride in the quality of the products they manufacture, they want to know that the individuals they hire are passionate about quality as well. Show the interviewer that you have invested some time in getting to know the products at Stanley Black & Decker.

Question 5 of 30
Stanley Black & Decker works with some very well-known and respected brands. How will you do your part to contribute to our strong reputation?
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How to Answer
This question is designed for the interviewer to find out if you have researched Stanley Black & Decker before your interview and also to see if your customer service philosophy matches their company values.

Be sure to research the brands that Stanley Black & Decker works with, or represents. Of those brands, discuss with the interviewer the ones with which you are most familiar. If something about them stood out to you during your research, be sure to mention this.

Next, assure the interviewer that you are capable of upholding their strong reputation through your morale and customer service expertise.

Question 6 of 30
List for me the machinery that you are most accustomed to operating.
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like assurance that you can handle the type of machinery that they operate at Stanley Black & Decker. Talk to the interviewer about your exposure to machinery and any manufacturing specific experience that you may have. Be sure to ask the interviewer if they are looking for a particular type of machinery. This question will allow you to overcome any potential objections later. If specific machinery experience is requested in the job description, be sure to address that as well.

If you have the right experience: "I see from your job description that you are looking for experience in machines X, Y, and Z. I have run these specific pieces of equipment for the past 12 years and consider myself an expert with them. Are there any other machine operating skills that you desire?"
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