SPX Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
52 Reviews

3.2
52 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
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29 Ratings

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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  1.  

    It's like a lot of other companies, some things not good while others are fantastic!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers

    Cons

    Not a big "team" environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in communication

    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    All talk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, bonus structure, low stress, great benefits. Great engineer departments. Put money back into business and clean work environment.

    Cons

    Little chance to move up, complacency, lack of middle management talent and forward thinking. Do not improve talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve non manager office employees on teams to improve morale and improve business.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on which company you work for

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    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal
    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The interview process was amazingly smooth. The technology was interesting.

    Cons

    Examine carefully which child company you work for within the company-they are not all the same. The company I was with had a small company culture and many of the people who worked there and managed the company were related. This did not promote the kind of culture I wanted to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is OK to actually define positions within the company-not "everyone does everything"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company - but the IT Department is changing

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rochester, NY

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Career Opportunities, Great Co-Workers and culture. Decent Benefits. Fortune 500 Company. Helped grow my IT career/experience immensely during my tenure

    Cons

    Company culture is changing/realigning in IT (not for the better). changes introduced last year resulted in long hours, finger-pointing and a general under-appreciation and dissatisfaction with IT as a whole from IT employees & end-users. These changes also introduced a structure that does not offer very many opportunities for internal employees to grow or get promoted due to forced specialization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT management needs to value IT personnel and technology in general and cut back on some of the drastic changes made over the past year in order to compromise with employees. I'd still be working here today if this were the case

    IT is a critical part of the business structure these days and changes are causing many good IT people that have been long-standing/outstanding employees to reconsider their career options.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dilbert-esque corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many locations to choose from

    Cons

    Myopic, corporate Short sighted focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good experience working in a union environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits were good until it was bought by SPX. Direct supervisor was great and encouraged taking on personal projects to build experience and understanding of other departments.

    Cons

    Bought out by public company with share holders to satisfy. SPX is shutting down the plant after 1 year of ownership. Lack of accountability on the shop floor. Some floor supervisors are just there to collect paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know where the problem was, take charge and hold people accountable for their actions or lack thereof.

  8.  

    Not too bad a place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people

    Cons

    Public company - all about making the numbers

    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big large company. Run with cash OP and revenue in mind

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

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Good compensation, a wide variety of products to offer customers and a chance to move around the business and gain valuable experience

    Cons

    The culture is very shut down. Very little social interaction among an older generation. No innovation or continuous improvement pushed at operational level. constant change that does not improve company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn what lean is. understand we do not do it today. Focus on the employees and not the shareholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Opportunity to move up is non existant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Target evolution to an enterprise IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits and good people who are willing to work long and hard to get the job done

    Cons

    Reorganize too often and is over matrixed with a lack of executive clarity around corporate enterprise goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less is more. Clearly understand what you want and what it takes to get what you are asking for, commit, then support your resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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