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SPX Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
56 Reviews
3.1
56 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Fantastic company with highly effective and competent employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement, excellent work life balance, competent employees

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great career builder and experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The people and the team environment make SPX a great place to work.

    Cons

    The company makes changes slowly and deliberately, sometimes feels overly cautious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks, pay attention to the engagement of the employees, release some control, empower people more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SPX - ClydeUnion Pumps - Houston

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SPX full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SPX has been working hard to create synergies within their resources, brands and customers. This transformation does have some growing pains but it is for the greater good of the company, the employees, the vendors and customers. Specifically with ClydeUnion Pumps, the company rolled out a new sales incentive program and a non-compete agreement. This was not to negatively impact anyone or any jobs, but simply to be consistent across the company in how all employees are paid and would actually provide a better base level compensation program. The non-compete is also standardized within SPX, as well as where the industry is trending. Successful companies invest a lot in their products, services, brands, employees and a non-compete agreement protects those interests, but does not prevent a person from growing their career elsewhere. There are just stipulations in which to do so. SPX certainly values it's employees, all 14,000+. Please know that reviews on Glassdoor are not always accurate and many are submitted by dis-gruntled former employees. To get a realistic perspective, give us a shot and see for yourself.

    Cons

    Again to the transformation culture that is going on currently at SPX. In any company, there is change and sometimes people are scared of change, but may realize after the fact that change has created jobs, created efficiency, created business and created growth. I am sure, like every company, there are opportunities to improve and that is certainly a goal at SPX. It really is hard to please everybody, but we try to create and maintain a great place to work and encourage growth and development in managing ones career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good learning experience

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

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time (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
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    SPX 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules; Ability to work remotely on occasion

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to be promoted within IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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