SPX Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
54 Reviews
3.2
54 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
Chris Kearney
30 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.  

    Segmented Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Not too bad a place to work

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

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people

    Cons

    Public company - all about making the numbers

    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big large company. Run with cash OP and revenue in mind

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    • 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 compensation, a wide variety of products to offer customers and a chance to move around the business and gain valuable experience

    Cons

    The culture is very shut down. Very little social interaction among an older generation. No innovation or continuous improvement pushed at operational level. constant change that does not improve company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn what lean is. understand we do not do it today. Focus on the employees and not the shareholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice co-workers but too many layers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Project Lead in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Project Lead in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers/collegues to work with
    There are some competent, well prepared and talented managers
    There is always something new to learn
    International environment

    Cons

    Too many layers and too much politic sometimes
    Lack of decision making at management/upper levels
    Short focused, you are as good as next quarter results
    Too many organizational changes and quite some high turnover in people
    Very poor HR management
    Micro-management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Great career builder and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    They need to improve their shared services

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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