Baldor Electric Reviews | Glassdoor

Baldor Electric Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
125 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

125 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • takes a year or longer to go from temp to full time hire, pay for a temp is marginal (in 5 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time

    Pros

    Best motor company in the business

    Cons

    have to work overtime to stay on top


  2. "Great colleagues"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time

    Pros

    You will never meet a greater group of people. Baldor employees are a fantastic group of people to work with- one of the best reasons to work here.

    Cons

    They have been downsizing over the past few years.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Engineering Co-op"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time

    Pros

    upper management willing to hear concerns

    Cons

    little to none sense of culture
    minimal guidance given on a daily basis


  4. "Great Place to work!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baldor Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, Great benefits

    Cons

    no cons. great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "St. Louis Plant - good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly environment. Management is pretty good. You can talk to them and they listen and try to help. I've worked at other manufacturing companies in town and I am not used to this. There are a lot of people who don't appreciate because they've never worked elsewhere before. Safety is huge.

    Cons

    No AC. Summers get really hot. Sometimes overtime gets old but it is good money so I don't complain.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the safety rewards. Keep having communication meetings. It helps. Bring christmas gift cards back


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nupar"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The management was the best I ever worked for. Nupar had it going. Good ontime, no rejects and everyone worked together. I felt so sorry for the Plant Manager the day he told us we were closing.

    Cons

    Baldor should have looked at Nupar and learned from us on how to run a business and treat people. Baldor screwed everyone at Nupar.

    Advice to Management

    You need to talk with the Managers here answer learn from them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "This was the best job/career I've ever had."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to do my job, the people, ability to advance, I could tell my boss what I think, incredibly gratifying, I was in a position to teach/educate people, benefits, pay.

    Cons

    Had to deal with molten aluminum in some cases (got burned), very repetitive, in some cases I wasn't the most popular person (which told me that I was doing my job).

    Advice to Management

    The only thing I wanted to see happen was for someone to say good job (Pat on the back).

  8. "Nupar"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baldor Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for while plant still in claremore

    Cons

    Plant shut down on claremore last year.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Needs improvement."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees at the plant level truly perform as a team and care about each other. Plant level management (Plant manager/staff) treat employees with respect.

    Cons

    Frequent wage freezes for salary personnel. Low wages and mediocre benefits. Most, if not all, policy changes are at the expense of the employee (benefits/wages/vacation). Baldor management (Tucker/Fullbright/Green) treat salary/management personnel as expendable. Morale within the management personnel at my facility has waned and many team members are pursuing employment with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    When implementing policy changes, be sure to include ones that improve the employees quality of life, not just the ones that improve the bottom line. Pay management employees competitvely.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Anti-employee environment. Benefits are not worth the stress of working here."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly, but we're all just waiting on the ship to completely sink.

    Cons

    Vacation policy is awful, health benefits are pathetic compared to other companies in the areas where the company is located, vision plan is the cheapest they could offer, forced to get mail order prescriptions or pay double. They took away Christmas gift cards and now they are trying to take away vacation from even salary employees. Offer 10 year employees a voluntary termination plan to cut costs and minimize another layoff incident. There is no care for the employees well being anymore. It is all about the bottom line. Everyone has become expendable even knowledgeable employees. There are no raises, there are no bonuses. Just keep your head down, do your job, and hope you are not next on the list to go.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like they are worthless. Stop making poor decisions that hurt the company reputation and sales. Stop implementing policies that make work life miserable. Offer better benefits to keep the employees you do have. Most of us are looking for other jobs.


Showing 125 of 133 reviews
Reset Filters