SPX Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Worst job ever. Old school Corp leadership don't want anyone smarter than the.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No reason. Serious ethics issues. Pay isn't terrible but you have to sell your soul along the way.

    Cons

    Long tenured teammates threatened by intelligent new people. Don't support diversity/inclusion. Intense politics

    Advice to Management

    By remaining at SPX you are hindering the growth and success. Retire now.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Packaging Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN

    I worked at SPX (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. Variety of projects (although, in the end its Packaging design for tool kits for the automotive, ag,recreational markets).

    Cons

    The almighty buck is king even more important than customer satisfaction. Report only on gross revenue (to please share holders). Management must be "yes" people. Each year, no money available for training. Reviews poorly executed and form would continously be changed throughout every calendar year.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck! Bosch purchased this particular business unit from SPX. They aren't publicly traded and have a very low tolerance for the normal, everyday accepted and expected practices of the past.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lost world

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    An experience to forget asap

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked 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

    Personal freedom to organise your work. Good pay and benefits. Non other pros found... sorry

    Cons

    Don't be innovative because your ideas are not appreciated. Very political and yes-man mentality. Corporate rules, even if you disagree and try to sell your idea; take it ot leave it... I left! There is no team but just a group of individuals fighting for their own benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! A company is not a political party. Listen to your employees. Walk the talk and lead by example.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Beware!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom on the road for work.

    Cons

    Everything else. Too many reports and micromanagement. The US Market was the main producer for the company but they wanted us to sell in UK way and we lost sales.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and trust your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

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    Current Employee - Office in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Office in Tulsa, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k plan. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    At Tulsa the pay is low and people are constantly getting fired. Those that are still there are looking for another job where they can feel good about their employer. The president doesn't have a clue how to run a company. There is no opportunity to move up, you might make a lateral move but that is it.

    Advice to Management

    Tulsa is always losing money and if you want to change that, start at the top. Put someone in that knows how to run a company and treat employees with respect.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Unorganized Chaos

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In terms of compensation, SPX pays well, and the benefits are good. The company does business in a number of diverse areas which helps balance out things during unstable times.

    Cons

    Management tends to be insular, close-minded and resort to old school ways of doing things. There's a strong old boys network at work. They are clueless when it comes to the importance of marketing, social media, diversity and other disciplines that are essential in working in a global market place. This doesn't bode well for a long-term future for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the box. Bring in fresh blood -- particularly in the areas of investor relations and public relations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Employees are purely expandable asset. Get rid of people in 2 hrs.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Tasks basis working environment. In fact, task is never ending.

    Cons

    Working for more than 7 years. I get "exceed expectations" grade for almost every year of performance review. Guess how much bonus i get? Average 3-5 days of my salary. Yes, 3-5 days, which is not even quater month salary, compare to average market rate for 1.5 - 2 mths. That is the reward for working so hard, and sacrifice my social life & family time. That is SPX.

    Advice to Management

    What use of giving advice where the management won't listen to it?


  11. Helpful (1)

    It never got better

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician

    I worked at SPX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I thought they gave ample vacation time. We had personal days also to use at our pleasure was a bonus also. Sometimes getting the time off was difficult.

    Cons

    Some areas had so much mandatory overtime, especially at quarter end which always disrupted Christmas. My worst managers were with SPX. Yearly reviews were a time to dread. Positives were seldom addressed and the negatives were stressed. One review was graded as unsatisfactory because the manager wrote I took no classes. When I pointed out I took classes for seven weeks that year they said, "thats right, you did." Regardless, I was not eligible for a raise that year because of their mistake. One manager of mine which I went to HR because of inaccurate reviews was eventually let go for failing the drug test. The HR person agreed the review grade didn't match the review content but told me I had to build a relationship with that manager. Be prepared to see few raises, issues will be invented if needed.

    Advice to Management

    What level of leadership are you referring ? The leadership at the facility where I worked should be let go. Hire managers that have people skills. Hire managers that are born with ethics and morals and live their lives abiding by them, including their time spent at work.



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