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

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Baldor was a very professional and hard working company to work for.

    CNC Programmer (Former Employee) Westville, OK

    ProsBaldor has some of the best people in the world working for them. Their Engineering staff and management are extremely knowledgeable and get the job done. They are one of the most successful companies, if not the most successful company in the electric motor business. Not to mention their stress on Safety. Baldor may be the one of the safest, or at least go to great lengths to attempt to be the safest work environment that a company can provide for its employees.

    ConsI really cannot say that there are any cons as far as working for Baldor Electric Company. Everyone there has a job to do and they do it to the best of their ability and are probably the most friendly group of people that I've had the pleasure of working with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe keep a little closer look at what's going on down on the floor?

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

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    It has been a great place to work for, and now looking back I wish I was still an employee.

    Die Setter (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsVery good place to work for.

    ConsVery loud, and hot in the summer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have none. They are fare, and the HR, Brandy is and awesome person...

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

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    Racism, Favorism, & Family

    Production (Current Employee) Kings Mountain, NC

    ProsGreat benefits, great salary in this economy.

    ConsHire relatives, church members, hunting buddies, children, friends and neighbors children if they are friends with the supervisor. Blacks with college degrees are overlooked in hiring process. Just recently hired a black male in the office. No Hispanics or people of color in leader positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMajor reason for the problem. When senior production blacks leave or retire the Kings Mountain facility will self destruct.

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

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    Great pay.

    Die Setter (Former Employee) Valley Park, MO

    ProsGreat wage and lots of overtime.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of those that can't carry their own weight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company Does Not Have Hourly Employees In Mind

    Machinist (Former Employee) Old Fort, NC

    ProsIn this economy, it's at least a paycheck to keep you going until you can find a better job.

    ConsAt the location I worked at, pay is extremely low for the type of work being done. They have a hard time hiring machinists with technical degrees because they would not work for the wages Baldor paid. Despite setting record profits the last two years, Baldor refuses to give a raise that keeps up with the cost of living. Morale was low among the senior hourly employees. This is due to the fact that they are passed up for promotions that they were easily qualified for. Most all of the jobs posted have inflated prerequisites. To the employees I worked with, it seems this practice was adopted to shut them out of a promotion. In most cases, the people given promotions had not worked there long enough to reach top pay on the entry level job they were hired for. An example of this is a temp that was hired full time and promoted to salary a week later over people with years of seniority that were just as qualified. Another example is an employee who could not get moved to a higher pay grade because of poor job performance, but was promoted to a salary position a couple of weeks later. Favoritism is also a concern. An example of this is a friend of a member of management that was hired in full time over temps that have been there a number of months, some over a year. Those temps were told they would be hired in after six months, and now some have worked close to fourteen months with no job offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm not exactly sure that any advice will be taken seriously, since the things I've described have been going on for a long time and it seems there's no intention of stopping it. Baldor has let middle and upper management put the location I worked at on this course, and it would take drastic and immediate changes to convince senior employees that this is the same place of employment that they came to so many years ago. It seems that the culture that management covets so much is only expected to be practiced by hourly employees. Management needs to take a look at those surveys that workers fill out. When people put on them that they are dissatisfied with pay and agree that favoritism is a problem, you better believe that there's actually a problem. You can bet if something doesn't happen soon and the economy picks back up, all of your experience and productivity is going to walk right out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointed

    CNC Operator (Current Employee) Ozark, AR

    ProsPay and benefits on par with other employers in the area. Manufacturing plant is air conditioned.

    ConsRecent pay raises have been very small, barely keeping up the the increases in the cost of living (if you believe the governments numbers). In fact, when you factor in inflation and the increase to our insurance premioums, our pay has less value in 2012 than it had in 2011. This was especially disappointing given that Baldor posted record profits in 2011 and the local Ozark facility had a record year on several fronts as well. If you cannot get a real pay raise in that environment, you never will.

    Management has developed a habit of being "less than honest" with employees. One specific example of this breach in honesty is managements treatment of new hires. They have hired people through a temporary service with the promise of being hired full time in six months or less. As of the date of this review, there are several "temps" who have been at Baldor Ozark for mare than a year with no idea of when they might go full time.

    The competence of management is suspect. A specific example is the decision to rearrange equipment so that it will look nice for visitors. The function of a work area now takes a back seat to aesthetics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should refocus thier efforts on the long term success of the company. Small pay increases and large numbers of "temps' will no doubt make this years numbers look a little better. The long term effect will be (1) a sharp decrease in your ability to hire and maintain the highest caliber employees, (2) damage to Baldor's reputation, (3) increased difficulty in meeting customer expectations.

    Baldor's culture has long been one of "treating employees so well that they do not want outside representation." Management should recommit themselves to this culture before the Teamsters get a foothold.

    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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    Baldor Electric " A place to work"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Smith, AR

    ProsSalary was reasonable and there was job security. Has a laid back culture. Colleagues were nice to work with. Cost of living was low.

    ConsThis is a sales driven company and sales people have more clout. Sales person who started yesterday can override a decision made by a senior employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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