SPX Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lost world

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional people from all over the world, modern, co-workers willing to train you so that you can enjoy flexible scheduling for family needs and things like that.

    Cons

    Dependent on email to avoid blame internally rather than add value for customers. Due to the number of people let go, it is safer to document that you told someone else about the problem in multiple emails and emails are overused. Functions are so fragmented that you may not be able to resolve a simple issue from end to end without multiple levels of approval or you lack program access for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone to deliver a result for you, allow them the resources and ability to build a team to do it rather than stick him with a repetitive task. It's not the leadership role you claimed to be hiring for. It's a waste of everyone's energy and talent. If you don't need leaders, then don't hire these kinds of people.


  2. Ok company to work for, benefits are alright but do not invest in employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family type environment, knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Speak of training employees but do not follow through, controls engineers should be trained and current on product that they are developing


  3. Very Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good company

    Cons

    Large company and can be political


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Mixed experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simply put: the people. There's a lot of great talent working at SPX, but sadly they don't stay around for long. It's also a great company for feeling like a big fish in a small pond.

    Cons

    Risk averse business. Take years to make and execute on decisions and when they do, they have changed their mind again, so it's back to the drawing board. Politics are terrible. I was there over 4 years and it wasn't like this until 2013-2014. They have direction but don't know how to get there and take too long anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Live the values you claim to have.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    SPX Charlotte

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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;


  8. Helpful (1)

    Very demanding company with low leadership skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very challenging tasks, International, diverse fields of activities, multi-cultural

    Cons

    Arrogant and incompetent leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to staff


  9. Solid Company that could go places

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very great people to work with, and doing very innovative things from an IT perspective to go in the right direction.

    Cons

    At times the work/life balance could be extremely tough. The benefits were no where near on par with other large organizations of the same caliber.

    Advice to Management

    Work to give the great employees great benefits.


  10. Micro management, poor advancement opportunities unless you are based at HQ in Charlotte

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    international culture, good engineering skill set

    Cons

    micromanagement, Top management is uniform - difficult to advance unless based at HQ


  11. Helpful (1)

    SPX review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock performed well of late

    Cons

    Weak management, poor pay and benefits



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