SPX Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Knowledgeable people, Stable Environment, Management expects you to perform and leaves you to your job.

    Cons

    The vision for the future is short, no one looks past the current quarter its all about meeting corporate's quarterly expectations.

    Shop floor management doesn't do whats the best/most efficient for the company, its whats easiest.

    Advice to Management

    Get real shop floor managers, hold people accountable, Learn how to use your tools (machines and people). Build for the future.

  2. nice job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    good people good training cool

    Cons

    dont tell you name of test needed to take

    Advice to Management

    prepare for success not failure

  3. Ok company to work for, benefits are alright but do not invest in employees

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer

    I have been working at SPX

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family type environment, knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Speak of training employees but do not follow through, controls engineers should be trained and current on product that they are developing

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  5. Lost world

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    Current Employee - Shared Services in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Professional people from all over the world, modern, co-workers willing to train you so that you can enjoy flexible scheduling for family needs and things like that.

    Cons

    Dependent on email to avoid blame internally rather than add value for customers. Due to the number of people let go, it is safer to document that you told someone else about the problem in multiple emails and emails are overused. Functions are so fragmented that you may not be able to resolve a simple issue from end to end without multiple levels of approval or you lack program access for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone to deliver a result for you, allow them the resources and ability to build a team to do it rather than stick him with a repetitive task. It's not the leadership role you claimed to be hiring for. It's a waste of everyone's energy and talent. If you don't need leaders, then don't hire these kinds of people.

  6. Very Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people and good company

    Cons

    Large company and can be political

  7. SPX Charlotte

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company; much room for advancement; ability to learn many different businesses and functions; international opportunities available; good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Office environment can be a bit stuffy at times;

    Advice to Management

    Ensure people understand that they are appreciated;

  8. Solid Company that could go places

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very great people to work with, and doing very innovative things from an IT perspective to go in the right direction.

    Cons

    At times the work/life balance could be extremely tough. The benefits were no where near on par with other large organizations of the same caliber.

    Advice to Management

    Work to give the great employees great benefits.

  9. SPX - ClydeUnion Pumps - Houston

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SPX has been working hard to create synergies within their resources, brands and customers. This transformation does have some growing pains but it is for the greater good of the company, the employees, the vendors and customers. Specifically with ClydeUnion Pumps, the company rolled out a new sales incentive program and a non-compete agreement. This was not to negatively impact anyone or any jobs, but simply to be consistent across the company in how all employees are paid and would actually provide a better base level compensation program. The non-compete is also standardized within SPX, as well as where the industry is trending. Successful companies invest a lot in their products, services, brands, employees and a non-compete agreement protects those interests, but does not prevent a person from growing their career elsewhere. There are just stipulations in which to do so. SPX certainly values it's employees, all 14,000+. Please know that reviews on Glassdoor are not always accurate and many are submitted by dis-gruntled former employees. To get a realistic perspective, give us a shot and see for yourself.

    Cons

    Again to the transformation culture that is going on currently at SPX. In any company, there is change and sometimes people are scared of change, but may realize after the fact that change has created jobs, created efficiency, created business and created growth. I am sure, like every company, there are opportunities to improve and that is certainly a goal at SPX. It really is hard to please everybody, but we try to create and maintain a great place to work and encourage growth and development in managing ones career.

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    SPX review

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

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

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

    Pros

    Stock performed well of late

    Cons

    Weak management, poor pay and benefits

  11. Helpful (4)

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic products with some truly devoted employees.

    Cons

    SPX has dismantled a company that had a bright future. No clear direction from upper management with zero accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the captain (s) get people in there that will lead and fix the ship. ClydeUnion was a fantastic place to work... Sad to see SPX get let down the path by VP's who do not seem to care about the future of the company.

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