Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Long-Term Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Finding employees at Baldor with over 40+ years is easy. Upper management is in tune with everything going on and they want to be involved. Benefits are great and you get that "family" work feeling that is hard to find. Salaries are higher than most in the Fort Smith area.

    Cons

    Starting vacation time is lower than most companies, but it's a small price to pay for solid employment at a superb company.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good company. Worked there for almost 10 years.

    Former Employee - slitting line operator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - slitting line operator in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, above average pay. Stability, fair. Very safety conscious.

    Cons

    Management afraid to act on problem causing people. Needed air conditioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some kind of incentive to those that work harder. One has limited reasons to put out more production.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Baldor was a very professional and hard working company to work for.

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    Former Employee - CNC Programmer  in  Westville, OK
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Westville, OK

    I worked at Baldor Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Baldor 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Maybe keep a little closer look at what's going on down on the floor?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It has been a great place to work for, and now looking back I wish I was still an employee.

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    Former Employee - Die Setter  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Die Setter in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good place to work for.

    Cons

    Very loud, and hot in the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none. They are fare, and the HR, Brandy is and awesome person...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Stable Company, Great People, Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company but.....

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ozark, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ozark, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company but.....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ozark, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Ozark, AR

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    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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    Information Services Manager

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

    I have been working at Baldor Electric for more than 8 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good factory job

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    Former Employee - Various Phases of Manufacturing  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Various Phases of Manufacturing in Fort Smith, AR

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    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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    Former Employee - Die Setter  in  Valley Park, MO
    Former Employee - Die Setter in Valley Park, MO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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