SPX Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Work hard, play hard culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AFRP Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - AFRP Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool culture, awesome benefits, some fun people, prime location in Ballantyne, great travel opportunities, growing company with competitive growth strategy

    Cons

    work life balance within management level is questionable, somewhat cutthroat


  2. When I worked there is was a lot of fun. Great management team with clear sense of direction.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clearly defined goals, objectives, and priorities. Resources made available to to do the job.

    Cons

    At time, if felt as if we were growing too fast.


  3. Worked for the Operational Excellence group between 2006 and 2009.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Firm used to be too diversified. But leadership did a good job of aligning business units. Direct supervisor was great. Helped develop a broad business knowledge. They do a good job of developing new talent with the rotational programs. Benefits are good and Pay is decent

    Cons

    Usual issues of a publicly traded big corporation. Things might not get done as quickly as you would hope. Too many realignments at the corporate level. Quarter to Quarter mentality at the plant level.


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  5. Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules; Ability to work remotely on occasion

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to be promoted within IT


  6. Good place to work.

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

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much focus on month-end numbers.


  7. Industrial Engineer

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

    I have been working at SPX

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Communicate to the employees more often


  8. SPX - ClydeUnion Pumps - Houston

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    SPX Charlotte

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company; much room for advancement; ability to learn many different businesses and functions; international opportunities available; good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Office environment can be a bit stuffy at times;

    Advice to Management

    Ensure people understand that they are appreciated;


  10. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very innovative company. Able to move up positions quickly.

    Cons

    Stressful atmosphere, but overall good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work.


  11. Very Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people and good company

    Cons

    Large company and can be political



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