SPX
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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interesting products

Software Controls Engineer (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

I have been working at SPX

ProsA small company with very interesting products and strong growth potential. Kayex is located close to RIT and the U of R which could provide great oppertunities for employee growth. This is seldom utilized and not generally encouraged. The company is owned by a large conglomerate which means that plenty of resources are available in good market conditions. It has yet to be seen how much energy will be devoted to the company if a slack in demand occurs. The product is interesting and driven by demand for solar products. Kayex therefore has great potential for success, but in an unproven market.

ConsUnstructured atmosphere. Promotion is unattainable except in rare circumstances. Engineers are treated as a commodity.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the strength of your engineering teams. Learn how to focus on multiple disciplines and give a definite path to promotion.

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no growth

International Sales (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at SPX

Prosbig company with decent benefits

Conslack of future direction and internal growth

Advice to Senior Managementget better sales people because people are being let go due to numbers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning, no long term opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SPX

ProsWork life balance is good

ConsConstant layoffs, lack of trust in senior management and low morale

Advice to Senior ManagementWork to make people feel like they have a future with the company.

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SPX really is a very good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS

I have been working at SPX

ProsGreat career growth opportunities. The best boss I have ever worked for is at SPX.

ConsIt's a large company - easy to get lost.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo to your staff for feedback and ideas. Ask for their opinions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)

I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFamily like office culture, good training, they follow healthy work culture mixed with vivid location people around.

ConsSome challenges that one may face will only be the leadership, one has to be confident enough in taking decisions.

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

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A very good workplace a lot of work and a lot to learn

Automation Engineer (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at SPX full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood and reliable salary, good allowances, high quality working culture. People can learn how to work in a global multicultural company. Reliable business big market share.

ConsThe usual issues that are present in all public american companies. No promotion only on the sales line, engineering people will be never promoted only if someone leaves the company. They do not invest in persons (training, carrier etc.), they politics is to keep people in dark regarding the plans, only very little information is given to the employees, people don't understand why things happen most of the cases.

Advice to Senior ManagementSPX should use the power of being global and retain talents by moving them around in the world if there is no opportunity at one location. I am sure a lot of people leave SPX because they get no support from the company to step forward. The only area where people can step forward is sales.

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

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Nice co-workers but too many layers

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

I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 8 years

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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They need to improve their shared services

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SPX full-time for more than a year

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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Satisfying career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SPX

ProsGood people to work with, many long time people (but see advice to management)

ConsStress is never ending
The "Street" rules - but this is a large corporation

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more young people. The bench strength is limited

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Very satisfied with work environment, colleagues and opportunities for learning, growth and promotions.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SPX

ProsSalaries, professionalism/competence of peers, variety of opportunities.

ConsBenefits package below-average to average.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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