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SPX Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
52 Reviews

3.2
52 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney
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.  

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Office in Tulsa, OK

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized Chaos

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Segmented Business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  New Columbia, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company but with many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Cons

    As a fortune 500 company it has many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of high turn-over in certain business segments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They need to improve their shared services

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

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    The money was good. Other than that, not much good. The management team, from the senior level down was very short sighted regarding profits. Their philosophy was to raid the future to make the present look as good as possible. They strategy was to reduce the asset base to the point where return on assets was incredible. In doing so, there would be an asset base in place to support the future. Although, their philosophy was that the future was something to worry about tomorrow.

    I will say that there was some talent in the company. Although, it was churned through fairly quickly.

    Cons

    See above. The short sighted view held by the management team. They would never focus on the future, just on the current quarter, Their belief seemed to be that employees were as disposable as operational supplies. The management team seemed to have somewhat of a Jack Welch complex. No matter what level the expenses were at, the belief was that you had to take cost out. At a certain point, I started to think that the best thing that they could do was to take 100% of the cost out of the system and everyone should go home. I think everyone would have been better off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond today. The sun will come up tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    spx

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent

    Pros

    pay rate is above average

    Cons

    time away from home sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure a way to keep people in the field involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers

    Cons

    Not a big "team" environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in communication

    Neutral Outlook
  10. 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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    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

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