Baldor Electric

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Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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2.7 31 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

Baldor Electric President & CEO Ronald Tucker

Ronald Tucker

(13 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall Good Experience

    Production (Current Employee) Fort Smith, AR

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementAllow 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It isn't what is used to be!

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsHaving 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Got terminated related to FMLA

    Machinist (Former Employee) Kings Mountain, NC

    ProsLoved the job I was performing.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementYou need to investigate your plant management in Kings Mountain, NC.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Flowery Branch, GA

    ProsGood culture, benefits, good benefits

    ConsCompensation low and not much room for growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Smith, AR

    ProsNo layoff policy, even during 2008, 2009 recession.
    Open door policy to encourage communication between management and employees.

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

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

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    It was good, especially consdering the economiv situation

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Kings Mountain, NC

    ProsWhen things are good, a good chance for advancement

    ConsSupervisors are expected to work too many "unpaid" hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to see more diversity in the Management

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    excellent place to work

    Design Drafter (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    Prosgreat work environment and no layoffs.

    Consthe pay scale is low compare to other company.

    Advice to Senior Managementreward employee more do work for the company.

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    Looking for a better job satisfaction and compensation.

    Database Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities 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.

    ConsAfter 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 Senior ManagementPromote 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    What happened to the best company in the world

    Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Smith, AR

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementRemember 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reasonably good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBalance very well between work and life

    ConsVery minimal Growth opportunities exists

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire competent empolyees and pay reasonably good or better.

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