Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Baldor Electric President & CEO Ronald Tucker
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Pros
  • good equipment, clean work environment, stable work, company has stuck to no layoff policy in past (in 5 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, good medical/dental, profit sharing, stable (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • They have hired people through a temporary service with the promise of being hired full time in six months or less (in 3 reviews)

  • One specific example of this breach in honesty is managements treatment of new hires (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Salary

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Gainesville, GA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    Salary increases are not that good


  2. Baldor

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, well engineered, reliable products.

    Cons

    Lacks organization and clearly defined goals

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear cut objectives to make the company better and provide better support to customers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Very friendly from top to bottom / 2 layoffs in recent years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers throughout the organization. Minimal correlation to Dilbert's world. We never had to deal with such nonsense. Company has a clearly communicated "no layoff' policy, but ...

    Cons

    Baldor has had two layoffs in recent years, in spite of broadly communicated commitments against such acts. The corporate office is in rural, poor Arkansas. This culturally isolates the executive group from the rest of America and the rest of the world, which greatly disadvantages the company. It also makes any promotion to high positions impossible for anyone who doesn't seek to relocate to impoverished small-town Arkansas.

    Advice to Management

    Physically relocate to a desirable metro area well-connected to your customers. The company would benefit tremendously from greater diversity of ideas, enabled by a more geographically diverse workforce. This will only be achieved when the corporate offices are moved to a desirable metro area.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Headquarters review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, and a pay check.

    Cons

    Office politics. The culture is defined by negative rumors, poor hiring decisions, and lengthy meetings that do not accomplish anything. Lack of career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the obvious favoritism of individuals over the team and business needs. Take care of the customer and not worry about office politics. Take advice from your employees rather than listening to suggestions for the sake of listening.


  6. General

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT COMPANY, Good travel;.. FUN

    Cons

    LONG HRS, Travel, NUMBERS, REPORTS


  7. Hard to work for

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    Former Employee - CNC Oprerator in Ozark, AR
    Former Employee - CNC Oprerator in Ozark, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money was very good.

    Cons

    They are very busy and they hard to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more concerned for their employees.


  8. Not a bad place...but not good either

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Westville, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Westville, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well when you get past the temp part of the hiring process, but you can be forever and a day getting past that.

    Cons

    They expect you to stay there up to a year or more sometimes making about half as much less as everyone else around you does. Not realistic considering the wage a temp employee is not really that good. An excessive amount of overtime. If you are not full time or a permanent employee chances are you will be treated less than human at times...I prefer to let people get to know me before they despise me.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and back off the attendance policy. People who work their have families and sometimes they need to miss a day. You are not the only job in the world and from what I saw the quality of the employees you were attracting was steadily in decline.


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Design engineer

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    Current Employee - CO Engineering in Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - CO Engineering in Flowery Branch, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time

    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.


  11. Overall Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Production in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Production in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (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 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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