Baldor Electric

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Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
33 Reviews

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Baldor Electric President & CEO Ronald Tucker
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  1.  

    Stable Company, Great People, Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you were to walk into any Baldor facility, it would not take you long to run into an employee who has been here over 10 years. In most of our facilities, you'd likely run into many employees with 20, 30 or 40 years of service. That sounds hard to believe but it is very true. Baldor promotes a great culture where employees are encouraged to work as a team to make the company more successful. And then the company offers money back to employees who contribute to that success through profit sharing. There are many job opportunities available within the company and programs like our educational reimbursement program that help employees reach that next goal. The culture, the people and the company's focus on continuous improvement make Baldor a great place to work and I'm proud to be a part of it!

    Cons

    I believe that everything we do can and should be improved. With that said, there are some processes currently in place that could be more automated. Manual processes take a lot of unnecessary time away from other productivity.

    Recommends
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    good company but.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ozark, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ozark, AR

    Pros

    good equipment, clean work environment, stable work, company has stuck to no layoff policy in past

    Cons

    takes years to get on day shift, and work too many weekends during summer to keep up even though machines and building stations are just sitting and not being ran for entire shifts during the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people need 2 nights a week at home with family. Schedule overtime to keep areas fully staffed during the week, don't let machines, building stations sit unused and then have to work Saturday to make up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good company but.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ozark, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ozark, AR

    Pros

    good equipment, stable employment, they stand by their no layoff policy no matter how economy and demand is.

    Cons

    takes years to get on day shift, too many weekends during summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    schedule more overtime during the week and keep machines running and building stations staffed on all three shift. Employees should have 2 nights off on the weekend to spend with family.

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    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Information Services Manager

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    Current Employee - IS Manager  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Greenville, SC

    Pros

    Able to take care of family issues and work from home on occasion because I have a company laptop and phone.

    Cons

    No authority but all the responsibility of maintaining a plant infrastructure. Upper mgt sees IT as a liability not a business benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in upper management that has degree other than engineering. Different perspective is good.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Good factory job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Phases of Manufacturing  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Various Phases of Manufacturing in Fort Smith, AR

    Pros

    Air conditioning, non union, clean

    Cons

    Lots of 6 day work weeks to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prompt educated people to supervise your staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Die Setter  in  Valley Park, MO
    Former Employee - Die Setter in Valley Park, MO

    Pros

    Great wage and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Some are unable to do the job, mandatory overtime can get old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those that can't carry their own weight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  8.  

    Great place

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

    Pros

    Clean well organized plants (well we are getting there) and on the cutting edge of technology and business trends.
    Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Too much middle Management.. there are plant managers, area managers, supervisors, coordinators ..etc.. in each area.. its a bit much.. It seems that management jobs are created to pass the buck to another rather than to let the employees take charge and do what needs to be done.

    Too many engineers!!!!! there are lots of degrees walking around in hte plants doing what seems to amount to a whole lot of nothing! It can be a bit aggravating at times when production is slow due to a hiring freeze on the floor and theres loads of engineers wandering around.

    also the creation of needless job titles.. such as "trainers" when there has been NO hiring in the last 2 years!! what are these people doing!! they dont help in the plants when we are short handed due to the attrition policy that is in effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut some of the middle management and put the engineers and "trainers" to work..
    employees put product on the trucks not management and suits!!!
    We are well trained and we can train each other.. trainers are out of touch woth the day to day operation..
    Management is too bloated we have too many middlemen to get anythig done..

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