SPX
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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SPX full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood stable company with good benefits.

ConsToo much focus on month-end numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Information Technology (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsFlexible Schedules; Ability to work remotely on occasion

ConsNot many opportunities to be promoted within IT

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked for the Operational Excellence group between 2006 and 2009.

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

ProsFirm used to be too diversified. But leadership did a good job of aligning business units. Direct supervisor was great. Helped develop a broad business knowledge. They do a good job of developing new talent with the rotational programs. Benefits are good and Pay is decent

ConsUsual issues of a publicly traded big corporation. Things might not get done as quickly as you would hope. Too many realignments at the corporate level. Quarter to Quarter mentality at the plant level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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When I worked there is was a lot of fun. Great management team with clear sense of direction.

Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsClearly defined goals, objectives, and priorities. Resources made available to to do the job.

ConsAt time, if felt as if we were growing too fast.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work hard, play hard culture

AFRP Analyst (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsCool culture, awesome benefits, some fun people, prime location in Ballantyne, great travel opportunities, growing company with competitive growth strategy

Conswork life balance within management level is questionable, somewhat cutthroat

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SPX a supplier to all.

Senior Technical Writer (Current Employee)
Allen Park, MI

I have been working at SPX

ProsEmployee support. Hands down one of the best HR teams in the industry. There support for employee life & work balance is amazing so far. Benifits and time off is on par with most of the East coast industry. Global opportunities all the time. Large company with small offices aroung the globe. Flexible management team. I have only been with the company for a short time but am satisfied so far.

ConsThe pay scales are far below industry standard for East Coast and I do feel they took advantage of the lack of jobs in Michigan when making offers to employee's and playing the "how bad do you want to work=how little pay will you accept" game.

Lack of direction and/or decision making from the abundance of under educated "middle managers", makes meeting productions times a little tough when the products been delivered and your still figuring out the process (of-course take into account client issues).

 Seems a recurring story with SPX from clients I meet, about the flurry of low pay resources thrown at a project with very little direction and no plan in place.

Advice to Senior ManagementX Culture? More like "J" Culture as in categorizing the latter section of the baby boom separately, as Generation Jones (born between 1954 and 1965) More like Want to get "Back to Black"??? Time to take a look at the incredible amount of uneducated under skilled "seasoned" employees you have and where there placed. I would say the average age is 48-52, which happens to currently be a generation who didn't grow up with computers and I know, it's unfortunate but we have to work with it. Had they been factory workers for the Big 3 they would be retiring right now, but instead most were mechanics and some were technicians (yes there is a difference) and now there getting sharepoint mazes and cad software dropped in there laps with maybe 2 days training and it really kills productivity on a daily basis in electronic publishing. Put together a panel and move these guys into positions where there experience can benefit a younger faster employee and increase production. In other words move them out of production and into product/process quality control positions and bring in a younger culture to fuel innovation and speed growth for the future of SPX.

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SPX - low stress and low pay in a friendly environment

Technical Editor (Current Employee)
Exton, PA

I have been working at SPX

ProsLow-stress environment, small office, friendly co-workers. Decent office environment.

ConsAt SPX there is very low pay - muchlower than the industry standard. It's a former mom and pop shop, with HR offices in the midwest, where pay scales are lower than the east coast. There is little room for growth in small offices. And local management tends to give supervisor (jokingly referred to as "team leader") authority to the unskilled and uneducated folks despite clear and repeated indications of low intelligence and incompetence. Being friendly is more valued than being skilled and a hard worker.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the hard workers rather than the popular, extra-friendly and uneducated heavy-lifting types. Knowledge and ability goes a lot farther than simple number of years of service.

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Interesting products

Software Controls Engineer (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

I have been working at SPX

ProsA small company with very interesting products and strong growth potential. Kayex is located close to RIT and the U of R which could provide great oppertunities for employee growth. This is seldom utilized and not generally encouraged. The company is owned by a large conglomerate which means that plenty of resources are available in good market conditions. It has yet to be seen how much energy will be devoted to the company if a slack in demand occurs. The product is interesting and driven by demand for solar products. Kayex therefore has great potential for success, but in an unproven market.

ConsUnstructured atmosphere. Promotion is unattainable except in rare circumstances. Engineers are treated as a commodity.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the strength of your engineering teams. Learn how to focus on multiple disciplines and give a definite path to promotion.

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SPX really is a very good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS

I have been working at SPX

ProsGreat career growth opportunities. The best boss I have ever worked for is at SPX.

ConsIt's a large company - easy to get lost.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo to your staff for feedback and ideas. Ask for their opinions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)

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

ProsFamily like office culture, good training, they follow healthy work culture mixed with vivid location people around.

ConsSome challenges that one may face will only be the leadership, one has to be confident enough in taking decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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