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Adding Top Heavy Employees, Cutting the Rest

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

I worked at Spartan Motors full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great insurance benefits, most departments shut down for the holiday break. Opportunity to take on different roles as they cut positions and switch people around. The severance package was good!

Cons

Which day will be your last one. Does your area fit into the manufacturing world. Are you on a marketing team or a leverage team, makes a big world of difference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It seemed like a ship without a rudder.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be proud of the company and what they were doing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spartan Motors

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Decent compensation and benefits
    Products make a difference in the lives of the user
    Not too big, not too small

    Cons

    People no longer matter, bottom line is most important
    Customer quickly becoming secondary to stock price
    There has been a culture change over that past several years that has shifted the company from the values that it was founded upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledging that the bottom line is important, superior product and people will deliver far better results in the long run than a short-term, quarter to quarter management strategy. Strive to be excellent rather than average. Morale is in the tank right now and if something doesn't correct that, the company will be damaged as a result. Why would anyone give their best if they are concerned if the job they have will be there next week?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not What it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer

    I have been working at Spartan Motors

    Pros

    In general there is a fair amount of flexibility at Spartan Motors.

    Cons

    When it come to getting your annual performance review management is more concerned about ensuring everybody is paid the same. Hence, ensuring that the more motivated employees do not receive much for a merit increase so they do not outpace the lower motivated employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it long enough to know if it is good or bad.

    Disapproves of CEO
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