SPX Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Lost world

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    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)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Unorganized Chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    SPX review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stock performed well of late

    Cons

    Weak management, poor pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Segmented Business

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA

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

    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
  8. They need to improve their shared services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Tough place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at SPX

    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
  10. spx

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    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent

    I have been working at SPX

    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
  11. Solid Company that could go places

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Very great people to work with, and doing very innovative things from an IT perspective to go in the right direction.

    Cons

    At times the work/life balance could be extremely tough. The benefits were no where near on par with other large organizations of the same caliber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to give the great employees great benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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