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Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  • 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)

  • very hard to move to first shift (in 3 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Die Setter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Die Setter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Good company. Worked there for almost 10 years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Slitting Line Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Slitting Line Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Long-Term Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time (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.


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  5. "Excellent company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Services in South Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Information Services in South Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of opportunity for advancement. There is a real family feel to the company.

    Cons

    Raises are slow to come and are generally low.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I was an electrical mechanical technician at the St. Louis plant and the maintenance supervisor and team was top notch."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great safety program and open door policy with management. They treat employees like family.

    Cons

    Baldor Electric tried to keep up to date with certain aspects of the manufacturing process however some of the equipment is severely outdated and the employees have limited training on procedures dealing with existing and new equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get more involved with training of new employees and continued competency training with all employees. Also the paid time off and sick leave needs to be reevaluated so that employees can actually take vacations in the first 2 years of employment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Baldor culture is great, pay seems very fair, and there is plenty of room for growth. I have moved through 3 positions so far within 6 years and all have been a great improvement for me.

    Cons

    A challenge I see with the company is some individuals not seeing the positives that the ABB corporation has brought to Baldor. There are many new opportunities since becoming a member of the ABB group.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Product Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great company to build a career with many opportunities for advancement. Company education support and profit sharing are great.

    Cons

    Fort Smith is a city of 80,000. You need to enjoy the outdoors and family life. Some young folks may not find enough excitement, but its just right for me. Fayetteville/Rogers/Bentonville is an hour away with a new music venue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Current Employee (Initial Review)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Machinist in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Machinist in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits! Excellent growth potential (if educated)l! Excellent company to start a career with!

    Cons

    2nd shift hours could be adjusted! Takes a long time to get 1st shift, and to get hired permanent.
    Constantly working overtime, and no time to pursue higher education to better yourself!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level employees! Give current personnel an opportunity to move up, and grow within the organization.


  10. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment, helpful coworkers that want to help bring new employees up to speed

    Cons

    A great company, so nothing to give as cons


  11. "PRODUCT SPECIALIST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baldor Electric (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Awesome starting pay.

    Cons

    Location, not enough training for postion

    Baldor Electric Response

    Aug 27, 2016 – HR

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Please your HR Manager know what training you wished you'd received when you started your position so we can improve the process.



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