Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Production in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, good experience with fellow employees, and good steady work with no lay-offs.

    Cons

    The company has had a change in company values concerning departments relocating due to lower cost labor. Also, I was denied a promotion that was awarded to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to be promoted and not to be kept in the same department/area because the employee shows greater work ethic than others in the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It isn't what is used to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pros of being an employee used to be the longevity, integrity, and devotion of the corporate officers towards their plant employees. But this has changed and not for the best.

    Cons

    Having knowledge isn't what management wants in their new hires. If you are an employee with seniority and you earned a degree, you will be told you do not have experience. Then you are asked to resign, or you are terminated. I have personally seen over thirty long time employees terminated upon completion of a degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Got terminated related to FMLA

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    Former Employee - Machinist  in  Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Machinist in Kings Mountain, NC

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the job I was performing.

    Cons

    Management overlooked other people with issues while I was trying to the right thing by my family and lost my job because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to investigate your plant management in Kings Mountain, NC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Baldor is a good company to get started but not long term

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Flowery Branch, GA

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, good benefits

    Cons

    Compensation low and not much room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company, but salary is in middle or low range

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    No layoff policy, even during 2008, 2009 recession.
    Open door policy to encourage communication between management and employees.

    Cons

    Located in Arkansas, not many places to go.
    Lower average salary than other locations for same type of job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider to builder R&D center in bigger city to attract talents. More focus on international market with better pricing policy. Better compensation.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was good, especially consdering the economiv situation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Kings Mountain, NC

    I worked at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    When things are good, a good chance for advancement

    Cons

    Supervisors are expected to work too many "unpaid" hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to see more diversity in the Management

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Drafter  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Design Drafter in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    great work environment and no layoffs.

    Cons

    the pay scale is low compare to other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward employee more do work for the company.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Looking for a better job satisfaction and compensation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    Opportunities for limited advancement if you are at entry level positions. Flexibility in works hours with opportunties for telecommunting. Benefits and perks are at a higher level than most companies. Work environment is open with a relative flat mangement structure.

    Cons

    After you reach a position that is occupied by a company person, it will be time to look for another job...a lateral movement to start advancing again. Job reviews are based on a subjective numbering system with no objective thought from management or reachable goals that will lead to recognition or monetary acknowledgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote growth from within. There are those that have received education while at this employment. Select from within for the career development program. Establish a mentoring program for the replacement of senior personel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    What happened to the best company in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good medical/dental, profit sharing, stable

    Cons

    Management has little respect for their employees. Promotions are given to those that brown-nose. If they want you to leave, they put pressure on you to leave. Currently they are trying to push people out, instead of lay them off. The good ones are leaving and the poor ones are staying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the employees that helped you buy Reliance. These are the guys that stuck it out and made Baldor what it is today. Don't keep stomping them down. They are the ones that deserve the most respect right now. Cutting salaries and forcing people to quit is not the right goal. Remember the 3-legged stool that you soooo preached to us. You keep cutting off the one that was labelled "Employee". Yes, we do like to take care of the customers, but if you tie our hands, then it will only be reflected with less qaulity, poor morale, etc. If you want people to leave, then lay them off or fire them. Don't be a weanie and try to hope they leave. Only the best will leave. You'll be stuck with those that couldn't find employment elsewhere, then you'll be wondering what happened. I could write a book. But If I had to say one thing, it's simply take care of those that took care of you for soooo many years! I'm tired of seeing you guys take all the bonuses, take all the private jet rides while you tell us to slash every penny we can. We've always done that! DAnce with the one that brought you to the party! NOt the guest (Reliance) that you found along the way. Enough is enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Reasonably good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Pros

    Balance very well between work and life

    Cons

    Very minimal Growth opportunities exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent empolyees and pay reasonably good or better.

    Approves of CEO

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