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Current Employee - Electrical Project Engineer
Current Employee - Electrical Project Engineer

I have been working at Spartan Motors

Pros

The people are great. They are some of the best people to work with. Everyone is willing to help with anything at work or home if needed. Family atmosphere.

Cons

Pay is not what I expected. Chance of advancement seems poor at the present time. Not being challenged enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the employees in mind as an investment. Make sure they advance and feel good about where they work. Don't think of company advancement without them.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    good people and opportunity but often chaotic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spartan Motors full-time

    Pros

    good deal of opportunity, talented people and decent work environment, conditions and benefits; family friendly. you can get as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    management repeats man of the same mistakes, pay is so-so, work environment can be frustrating at times, generally understaffed, difficult to accomplish much due to shifting goals and lack of resources

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    An organization that has lost its way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI

    I worked at Spartan Motors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A good place to gain experience in the heavy truck business. Engineers can gain a broader level of experience than larger truck OEMs. Engineers can get experience with suppliers, hands-on design, project engineering, and manufacturing. The custom environment is a challenge. Systems integration is a core focus. Still some very good people in this organization.

    Cons

    The cons are management. Management has tried to make more out of the emergency vehicle business than it really is. It is still a homegrown industry. They have alienated their OEM appartus customers who are responding in kind. Management failed to recognize the industry transition from Class A to Class C motorhome chassis and now have no solution. The handling and sale of Road Rescue ensures an inability to compete with Pierce on many levels. The acquistion of Utilimaster is a failure in terms of Chassis division being able to supply chassis which was one of the key points. Utilimaster R&D and Engineering Management have large egos while in reality the overall engineering department is mostly a collection of engineering designers. Chassis has a reluctance to do low volume / high margin custom chassis work. The Isuzu assembly work is beneath the organization and obviously is nothing more than revenue work from financials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Shareholders, this organization has been taken over by automotive people with zero background in this style of vehicle business other than as component suppliers. The best situation is a complete Board and Senior Management overhaul. A sell to a larger OEM such as Navistar is probably the best solution at this point. A homegrown turnaround will take 5-10 years and is very unlikely. Most of the BOD is interested in Spartan Motors for their own personal gain. The old truck guys have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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