Baldor Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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As the US Motors and Generators Business Unit of ABB, ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. markets, designs, manufactures, and provides service for industrial electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission products. This business was formerly known as Baldor Electric Company until its company name was merged into ABB on March 1, 2018. The US business unit, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, oversees 15 manufacturing locations in 8 states. The company sells Baldor-Reliance and ABB branded industrial electric motors. Products are available in both IEC and NEMA configurations and range from fractional to 100,000 horsepower.

An angry former machinist shared in a review: "Since purchasing Dodge Bearings from Rockwell, Baldor has slowly taken every extra benefit that made you want to get up and go to work there. They've even take break time away. At the location I worked at(Marion, NC), pay is extremely low for the type of work being done. They had 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 a week later over people with years of seniority that were just as qualified. Another example is someone not being able to move up a pay grade level because of poor job performance, who was then promoted to management two weeks after his review. 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. After 11 years and multiple lost promotions, even though I was more qualified for some, I decided to end my employment with Baldor Electric. They care more about workers that have been working there 6 months that have a totally unrelated college degree than they do workers who have stood by them and helped them to grow, and it shows. It's obvious this is management's feelings. There's nothing that they can say or do now to convince anyone otherwise."


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Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative says

"I have been working at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for more than a year Cons: Promises remain so, no chance of growth to different roles. Meritocracy for hard work does not exist. Management is clueless of their actions for such a big company."

Former Employee - Buying Assistant says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for more than 5 years Cons: -chaotic at times -gossip runs all over the office -barely ever pay raises -President is way too overbearing -Mostly men running the various departments (1 is a woman but she has been there many years)"

Former Employee - Crew Leader says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time Cons: I don't recommend? don't pay, not union."

Former Employee - Clerk says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for less than a year Cons: People are lazy, inexperienced, poor management, poor communication, no advancement (fact), many people get fired or just quit, negative environment."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time Cons: Working for human resources I constantly heard my superiors and other heads of departments speaking badly of employees that they would appear to be helping. The hypocrisy isn't worth the pay. You're better off keeping your integrity and finding work elsewhere."

Former Employee - Accounts Receivable says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The Accounts Receivable Department has an extremely high turnover due to poor Management- many quit, many get fired before probation. Lunch is 1/2 hour, low pay, raises are a joke. If they do not like BEWARE (they may be trying to fire you behind-the-scenes). If you have recently been hired good luck you'll need it."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time Cons: Way too much work and responsibility for the pay. Most people hate it there except for the managers. Half the time people are talking bad about other people and the company. Deserved. People blast other people in emails to all, really embarrassing"

Former Employee - Sales says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for less than a year Cons: Very low pay, a lot of white men and women on leadership team, longer you are there the better they treat you"

Current Employee - Buyer says

"I have been working at Baldor Specialty Foods full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Working non-stop. Under valued employees hard work. Old school way of doing business. I was threatened by multiple high level employees"

Accounts Receivable says

"I worked at Baldor Specialty Foods Cons: Management and lack of training"

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