SPX
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www.spx.com Charlotte, NC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

(29 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Segmented Business

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    New Columbia, PA

    ProsFortune 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

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementBeware of high turn-over in certain business segments

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

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    They need to improve their shared services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get good work experience

    ConsThey need to improve their shared services

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

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    Tough place to build a career

    Finance (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSee 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 Senior ManagementThink beyond today. The sun will come up tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Construction Superintendent (Current Employee)

    Prospay rate is above average

    Constime away from home sucks

    Advice to Senior Managementfigure a way to keep people in the field involved

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsWork-life balance, humility amongst co-workers

    ConsNot a big "team" environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent in communication

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    All talk

    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Delavan, WI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve non manager office employees on teams to improve morale and improve business.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice co-workers but too many layers

    Finance Project Lead (Current Employee)
    Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsVery nice co-workers/collegues to work with
    There are some competent, well prepared and talented managers
    There is always something new to learn
    International environment

    ConsToo many layers and too much politic sometimes
    Lack of decision making at management/upper levels
    Short focused, you are as good as next quarter results
    Too many organizational changes and quite some high turnover in people
    Very poor HR management
    Micro-management

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

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