SPX Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
52 Reviews
3.2
52 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They manage business with short outlook that only extends to the next quarter (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Industrial Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    There was not a lot I did not like. I suppose they need better strategic goals for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to the employees more often

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to forget asap

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal freedom to organise your work. Good pay and benefits. Non other pros found... sorry

    Cons

    Don't be innovative because your ideas are not appreciated. Very political and yes-man mentality. Corporate rules, even if you disagree and try to sell your idea; take it ot leave it... I left! There is no team but just a group of individuals fighting for their own benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! A company is not a political party. Listen to your employees. Walk the talk and lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic products with some truly devoted employees.

    Cons

    SPX has dismantled a company that had a bright future. No clear direction from upper management with zero accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the captain (s) get people in there that will lead and fix the ship. ClydeUnion was a fantastic place to work... Sad to see SPX get let down the path by VP's who do not seem to care about the future of the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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    It's like a lot of other companies, some things not good while others are fantastic!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers

    Cons

    Not a big "team" environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in communication

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much focus on month-end numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Bridgton, ME
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME

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

    Pros

    Freedom on the road for work.

    Cons

    Everything else. Too many reports and micromanagement. The US Market was the main producer for the company but they wanted us to sell in UK way and we lost sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and trust your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    All talk

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, bonus structure, low stress, great benefits. Great engineer departments. Put money back into business and clean work environment.

    Cons

    Little chance to move up, complacency, lack of middle management talent and forward thinking. Do not improve talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve non manager office employees on teams to improve morale and improve business.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    SPX is ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits

    Cons

    Little upward mobility and advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Nice Culture; Great Opportunity; Good Employee Development

    Cons

    Nothing is bad in my team, enjoy it so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on which company you work for

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    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal
    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The interview process was amazingly smooth. The technology was interesting.

    Cons

    Examine carefully which child company you work for within the company-they are not all the same. The company I was with had a small company culture and many of the people who worked there and managed the company were related. This did not promote the kind of culture I wanted to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is OK to actually define positions within the company-not "everyone does everything"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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