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Updated May 5, 2014

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3.1 50 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

(29 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers(in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They manage business with short outlook that only extends to the next quarter(in 5 reviews)

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    Beware!

    Sales (Former Employee) Bridgton, ME

    ProsFreedom on the road for work.

    ConsEverything 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 Senior ManagementListen and trust your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

    Office (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsGood 401k plan. Nice coworkers.

    ConsAt 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 Senior ManagementTulsa 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unorganized Chaos

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsIn 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It never got better

    Electronic Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementWhat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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