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.  

    Not too bad a place to work

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • 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 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5. 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 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 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
  8.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad morale at Tulsa office!

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  11.  

    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

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