Baldor Electric

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Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Flowery Branch, GA

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

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, good benefits

    Cons

    Compensation low and not much room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Information Services Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Baldor Electric (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
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  5.  

    Good factory job

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Racism, Favorism, & Family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Kings Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Production in Kings Mountain, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great salary in this economy.

    Cons

    Hire 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 ManagementAdvice

    Major reason for the problem. When senior production blacks leave or retire the Kings Mountain facility will self destruct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Does Not Have Hourly Employees In Mind

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Old Fort, NC
    Former Employee - Machinist in Old Fort, NC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    At 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 ManagementAdvice

    I'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Ozark, AR
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Ozark, AR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Recent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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