Spartan Motors

  www.spartanmotors.com
  www.spartanmotors.com
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Not a great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Charlotte, MI
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Charlotte, MI

I worked at Spartan Motors

Pros

Small company, easy to find and talk to the people that you need to know to get the job done.

Cons

Because its a small company, little "clicks" of people are formed, and sometimes that can be detrimental when it comes time to promote or even get a fair review on your performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You put rules into place that you do not follow. If you are going to make rules, follow them consistently, otherwise don't bother. Also, the rules that apply to the people out on the floor ALSO apply to the leadership. I could not believe all the "ethical" talk that was touted there, only to see upper management thumb their noses at it time after time. That's a sure-fire way to decrease morale and motivation.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Adding Top Heavy Employees, Cutting the Rest

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    • Culture & Values
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    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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    Used to be proud of the company and what they were doing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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