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  

    Work hard, play hard culture

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

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic company with highly effective and competent employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time for 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
  3.  

    Great career builder and experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX full-time for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Office in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    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  

    OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Opportunity to move up is non existant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Road to Improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, site management recognizes that there are organizational deficiencies, solid backlog position for at least a year (or more). Building a pool of excellent staff & mid-level management. This will be a great place for someone who has a strong desire to experience grass-roots organizational change in a small-ish group within a large corporation.

    Cons

    The organizational deficiencies are crippling, management is unable to build or articulate a concensus roadmap to improvement (I believe that they are moving in the right direction, but too slowly to impact 2012 & perhaps 2013). The top-level corporate culture (as stated & communicated from Charlotte) is definitely good & noteworthy, but it has not yet taken root in Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid of or overly cautious about change; the Houston facility has fantastic potential that can be unlocked with a plan & commitment from management that invites employee participation & input. There is a wealth of knowledge & experience that needs to be transferred from the individual level to the institutional level & it will not happen without more commitment from the top. Be more concerned with building a sustainable set of processes that will allow visibility into next year than with the next month of shipments; the month is important, but at what cost?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Target evolution to an enterprise IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits and good people who are willing to work long and hard to get the job done

    Cons

    Reorganize too often and is over matrixed with a lack of executive clarity around corporate enterprise goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less is more. Clearly understand what you want and what it takes to get what you are asking for, commit, then support your resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok but recognize your only as good as the next quarter

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Flexible, People are friendly. Opportunties to grow

    Cons

    They manage business with short outlook that only extends to the next quarter. Poor benefits, health insurance is self funded and you pay based on your salary. Bonus is used in the calculation of health insurance premium whether you make the bonus or not but yet all other benefits the bonus is taken out of the calculation. For example on the company paid life insurance. Cheap and skimpy on the bennies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage to the year not the quarter, provide better benefits

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized Chaos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok, good launching point for a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Division Controller  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Division Controller in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at SPX

    Pros

    Good corporate structure with great benefits.

    Cons

    Lax in monitoring performance of Division Executives

    No opinion of CEO

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