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Long Road to Improvement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at SPX full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Competitive compensation, site management recognizes that there are organizational deficiencies, solid backlog position for at least a year (or more). Building a pool of excellent staff & mid-level management. This will be a great place for someone who has a strong desire to experience grass-roots organizational change in a small-ish group within a large corporation.

Cons

The organizational deficiencies are crippling, management is unable to build or articulate a concensus roadmap to improvement (I believe that they are moving in the right direction, but too slowly to impact 2012 & perhaps 2013). The top-level corporate culture (as stated & communicated from Charlotte) is definitely good & noteworthy, but it has not yet taken root in Houston.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not be afraid of or overly cautious about change; the Houston facility has fantastic potential that can be unlocked with a plan & commitment from management that invites employee participation & input. There is a wealth of knowledge & experience that needs to be transferred from the individual level to the institutional level & it will not happen without more commitment from the top. Be more concerned with building a sustainable set of processes that will allow visibility into next year than with the next month of shipments; the month is important, but at what cost?

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Target evolution to an enterprise IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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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    Ok but recognize your only as good as the next quarter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Flexible, People are friendly. Opportunties to grow

    Cons

    They manage business with short outlook that only extends to the next quarter. Poor benefits, health insurance is self funded and you pay based on your salary. Bonus is used in the calculation of health insurance premium whether you make the bonus or not but yet all other benefits the bonus is taken out of the calculation. For example on the company paid life insurance. Cheap and skimpy on the bennies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage to the year not the quarter, provide better benefits

    Approves of CEO
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