Standard Motor Products

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Standard Motor Products Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
12 Reviews
3.2
12 Reviews
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Standard Motor Products Chairman and CEO Lawrence I. Sills
Lawrence I. Sills
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    Standard Motor Products

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    Former Employee - Project Manager - Quality  in  Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Quality in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Standard Motor Products full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, good people, family-owned, promote from within, fair compensation, good benefits, 401K, ESOP, great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Marketing department needs improvement, leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on, keepin' on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Family run business, driven by the drama of the day and money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Motor Products full-time

    Pros

    Compensation program, bonus potential, stock options.

    Cons

    Company is very successful and the attitude is we are making money no need to change. Lots of hang on employees that are on "advisory" roles. They tend to be blockers to any type of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and visit the facilities and talk to the people that are making the money for you.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Too much politics on the top! Friendly coworker and work environment.

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Standard Motor Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like to deal with engine parts and data.

    Cons

    No clear direction from the top. Nothing is written down. High priority with short deadline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that deal with the work everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great working environment. Great benefits and great place to hang up your hat.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    -Large Space in their Office
    -Friendly people
    -Great Benefits
    -Tone at the top is down to earth

    Cons

    -Lack of training program
    -Old Systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to change and move forward with technology; invest in your employees' training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Games, Politics, Frustration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Standard Motor Products full-time

    Pros

    Large market share. Profitable company.

    Cons

    Multiple "silos" keep executive management in the dark from what is really happening. Masters at game playing and corporate politics. Customer is not a priority. Majority of corporate employees disgruntled and as a result only put forth a minimum effort. Despite efforts by HR to portray a very fair and inclusive environment, a deeply rooted old-school sexist environment is allowed to flourish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes open. You may not be getting all the facts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A Part time technical trainer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    Travel, all expenses are paid

    Cons

    Baptism by fire. Part time position can dissolve instantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need entry-level training

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    Extremely high volume of work.

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    Former Employee - Pricing Manager  in  Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    If you are into cars the product line is interesting. Most co-workers are motor heads.

    Cons

    Did the work of two people. Senior management played the good cop bad cop routine. Also inconsistant with directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the work load manageable. When you give directions don't change them when the project in near completion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    Good products for the upgrade market

    Cons

    Commissions were based on Gross profit margin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pricing

    Recommends
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    Don't work here !!!

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    This unit of SMP is located within Orlando, FL - which is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Family-run business with incompetent corporate management. Orlando operation was a very unprofessional environment. Local management in Orlando behaved in a very unethical manner. HR would regularly do stupid things - like inadvertently post everyone's salaries on a public access shared drive, refuse to take any action for pornography being circulated on e-mail, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Sills famiy needs to get out of running the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst job ever!

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    Former Employee - Grinder
    Former Employee - Grinder

    I worked at Standard Motor Products

    Pros

    It is a paycheck until you swallow your pride to work at a temp service.

    Cons

    U N I O N will get you F I R E D. You will have health problems from working there. Management once decided to have a mass drug test. Half the employees left at lunch and never came back. Nasty, dangerous work environment where employees are treated worse than dirt. The place needs a union just to show management how to run a machine shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you are reincarnated as an SMP employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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