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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    All talk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI

    I have been working at SPX full-time (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
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    SPX is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on which company you work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal
    Former Employee - Contracts/Legal

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Good Company - but the IT Department is changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Career Opportunities, Great Co-Workers and culture. Decent Benefits. Fortune 500 Company. Helped grow my IT career/experience immensely during my tenure

    Cons

    Company culture is changing/realigning in IT (not for the better). changes introduced last year resulted in long hours, finger-pointing and a general under-appreciation and dissatisfaction with IT as a whole from IT employees & end-users. These changes also introduced a structure that does not offer very many opportunities for internal employees to grow or get promoted due to forced specialization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT management needs to value IT personnel and technology in general and cut back on some of the drastic changes made over the past year in order to compromise with employees. I'd still be working here today if this were the case

    IT is a critical part of the business structure these days and changes are causing many good IT people that have been long-standing/outstanding employees to reconsider their career options.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Dilbert-esque corporate environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many locations to choose from

    Cons

    Myopic, corporate Short sighted focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    lack of leadership, lack of promotion opportunity,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX

    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

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