Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. good coworkers -corporate management lacking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local coworkers great to work with. most managers flexible with family/work life. Profit sharing program great.

    Cons

    Female employees salaries need to be the same as equal male counterparts. Salaried employees get the bad end of the stick when it comes to promotions and raises. Corporate managers need to talk and really listen to all employees

    Advice to Management

    Get away from "the good ol boy" mentality

  2. Design engineer

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    Current Employee - CO Engineering in Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - CO Engineering in Flowery Branch, GA

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pretty stable company, during the recession we worked short work weeks instead of laying people off.

    Cons

    Some times the decisions made seem to be a knee jerk reaction. Mandatory overtime, expect to work most Saturdays if you are a manufacturing worker.

  3. 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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Got terminated related to FMLA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machinist in Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Machinist in Kings Mountain, NC

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, good benefits

    Cons

    Compensation low and not much room for growth

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. It was good, especially consdering the economiv situation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Kings Mountain, NC

    I worked at Baldor Electric

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When things are good, a good chance for advancement

    Cons

    Supervisors are expected to work too many "unpaid" hours

    Advice to Management

    Need to see more diversity in the Management

  10. excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Drafter in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Design Drafter in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment and no layoffs.

    Cons

    the pay scale is low compare to other company.

    Advice to Management

    reward employee more do work for the company.

  11. Looking for a better job satisfaction and compensation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Baldor Electric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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