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Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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  • They want to hire everyone as a temp and even full time employees start off with 1 week of vacation (in 7 reviews)

  • 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 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder, Machine Operator, Line Worker in Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - Welder, Machine Operator, Line Worker in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management with excellent leadership, good coworkers who work together as one unit to efficiently and safely put together a quality product.

    Cons

    It takes between 3 to 18 months to get hired on from the temp agency Baldor uses. Depending on how bad they need you determines how fast you are hired on to full-time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those that work on the line and deal with the machines/machine problems on a daily basis, rather than a few of your engineers. Besides that keep up the good work.


  2. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to experience new things and learn a lot about motors. There are some very kind and intelligent people that work here. The pay is pretty good for the area.

    Cons

    The overtime is ridiculous, (especially for salaried production). We don't receive the "tools" we need to do our job efficiently which is extremely stressful when required to hit certain numbers and hold people accountable. I'm getting burned out and I'm not the only one. It feels like the dirt is pouring in faster than I can dig it out much of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to 6S, I mean REALLY 6s, make sure everyone is doing what their departments are supposed to be doing, do more QSE and quit putting an entire problem in one departments lap (production, engineering, quality) we are in this together!!! Production cant do their jobs if the processes are crap, engineering cannot do their job if production won't make time for improvements etc..

  3. "Senior sales engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    sales force dot com is being pushed down from top management

    Cons

    Good team to work with. Good mix of sales support, product and reputation

    Advice to Management

    come up with a competitive and consistent compensation package


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, professional environment, high standards, compassionate about people, incorporates fun into work

    Cons

    You must be resilient and able to handle change

    Advice to Management

    Remember to listen to how employees are feeling


  5. "Maintenance technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One good thing about this company is that they have been in business for a 100 years. This helps creat stability.

    Cons

    The bad thing is just like so manny other manufacturers, the jobs are slowly being replaced by cheaper labor or robots.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value in your employees. When they are treated as though they are not wanted there it really deflates one’s eagerness to put. A lot of effort into their job.


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, the future looks exciting

    Cons

    If only the companies they rep were better managed


  7. "Supply Chain Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Great on the job training, engaging environment, friendly and helpful coworkers, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Can be hard to learn everything, and some of the knowledge you have to figure out for yourself, but it offers a good learning curve. No cons overall

    Advice to Management

    Hire well, this is a great place to work. I absolutely love it.

  8. "Good Old Boy Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weaverville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weaverville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will hire people without a lot of experience

    Cons

    They want to hire everyone as a temp and even full time employees start off with 1 week of vacation. To say they are cheap is an understatement, machines are falling apart and they keep band aiding them to try and keep them running. The good old boy system is rampant in the company and the plant. Spineless management that will not deal with real problems.


  9. "Boring, No Raises"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty easy. Expectations are pretty low. You'll never work outside of your mon-fri 9-5.

    Cons

    No growth potential. Monotonous. No raises or advancement.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Baldor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, Profit Sharing, Insurance Benefits, Location,

    Cons

    Owned by an outside company, possibility of shutting down, constant management change


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