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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to forget asap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Bridgton, ME
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

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    Current Employee - Office  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Office in Tulsa, OK

    Pros

    Good 401k plan. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    At Tulsa the pay is low and people are constantly getting fired. Those that are still there are looking for another job where they can feel good about their employer. The president doesn't have a clue how to run a company. There is no opportunity to move up, you might make a lateral move but that is it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tulsa is always losing money and if you want to change that, start at the top. Put someone in that knows how to run a company and treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized Chaos

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

    Pros

    In terms of compensation, SPX pays well, and the benefits are good. The company does business in a number of diverse areas which helps balance out things during unstable times.

    Cons

    Management tends to be insular, close-minded and resort to old school ways of doing things. There's a strong old boys network at work. They are clueless when it comes to the importance of marketing, social media, diversity and other disciplines that are essential in working in a global market place. This doesn't bode well for a long-term future for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the box. Bring in fresh blood -- particularly in the areas of investor relations and public relations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It never got better

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician

    Pros

    I thought they gave ample vacation time. We had personal days also to use at our pleasure was a bonus also. Sometimes getting the time off was difficult.

    Cons

    Some areas had so much mandatory overtime, especially at quarter end which always disrupted Christmas. My worst managers were with SPX. Yearly reviews were a time to dread. Positives were seldom addressed and the negatives were stressed. One review was graded as unsatisfactory because the manager wrote I took no classes. When I pointed out I took classes for seven weeks that year they said, "thats right, you did." Regardless, I was not eligible for a raise that year because of their mistake. One manager of mine which I went to HR because of inaccurate reviews was eventually let go for failing the drug test. The HR person agreed the review grade didn't match the review content but told me I had to build a relationship with that manager.
    Be prepared to see few raises, issues will be invented if needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What level of leadership are you referring ? The leadership at the facility where I worked should be let go. Hire managers that have people skills. Hire managers that are born with ethics and morals and live their lives abiding by them, including their time spent at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    lack of leadership, lack of promotion opportunity,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people (peers) and collaborative

    Cons

    The leadership is not intelligent or capable. They rely on tenure to get by and this leads to a very mediocre environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and let others that are more capable run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Segmented Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  New Columbia, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company but with many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Cons

    As a fortune 500 company it has many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of high turn-over in certain business segments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    They need to improve their shared services

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

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Segment that I worked for pulled a bait and switch during interview - misstated many facts

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The compensation was agreeable.

    They started embracing modern concepts (such as green technology) , and were actually starting to focus more on lean principles.

    Because the segment I worked for was smaller, I was able to get more hands-on experience in different departments; and therefore learn more.

    Cons

    Many manual processes, and reluctance to embrace more modern, streamlined approaches.
    Management more focused on fixing small fires than, agreeing, positioning the organization, and dedicating resources to fix the real problems: old processes, antiquated systems, manual data collection etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what collective intelligence is. Study it, and employ it. Or you'll end up with a handful of idiots running your organization. Your most valuable resources come not just from leadership, but from the people who support leadership. They know quite a lot, and in my experience, the reluctance of senior leadership has caused costly mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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