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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Good Company - but the IT Department is changing

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rochester, NY

    I worked at SPX full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Dilbert-esque corporate environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many locations to choose from

    Cons

    Myopic, corporate Short sighted focus

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

    lack of leadership, lack of promotion opportunity,

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    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
  8.  

    Worked for the Operational Excellence group between 2006 and 2009.

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    Former Employee - Operational Excellence
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good experience working in a union environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits were good until it was bought by SPX. Direct supervisor was great and encouraged taking on personal projects to build experience and understanding of other departments.

    Cons

    Bought out by public company with share holders to satisfy. SPX is shutting down the plant after 1 year of ownership. Lack of accountability on the shop floor. Some floor supervisors are just there to collect paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know where the problem was, take charge and hold people accountable for their actions or lack thereof.

  10.  

    Segmented Business

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  New Columbia, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA

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

    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
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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