Standard Motor Products
2.8 of 5 11 reviews
www.smpcorp.com Long Island City, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Standard Motor Products Chairman and CEO Lawrence I. Sills

Lawrence I. Sills

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Family run business, driven by the drama of the day and money

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation program, bonus potential, stock options.

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementGet out and visit the facilities and talk to the people that are making the money for you.

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    Too much politics on the top! Friendly coworker and work environment.

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Long Island City, NY

    ProsIf you like to deal with engine parts and data.

    ConsNo clear direction from the top. Nothing is written down. High priority with short deadline.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people that deal with the work everyday.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working environment. Great benefits and great place to hang up your hat.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Games, Politics, Frustration

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Long Island City, NY

    ProsLarge market share. Profitable company.

    ConsMultiple "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 Senior ManagementKeep your eyes open. You may not be getting all the facts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Part time technical trainer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTravel, all expenses are paid

    ConsBaptism by fire. Part time position can dissolve instantly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed entry-level training

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    Extremely high volume of work.

    Pricing Manager (Former Employee)
    Long Island City, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the work load manageable. When you give directions don't change them when the project in near completion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsGood products for the upgrade market

    ConsCommissions were based on Gross profit margin

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pricing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work here !!!

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

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

    ConsFamily-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 Senior ManagementThe Sills famiy needs to get out of running the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst job ever!

    Grinder (Former Employee)

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

    ConsU 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 Senior ManagementI hope you are reincarnated as an SMP employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SMP is a money making machine. Frugal, runs lean, and people tend to stay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation tends to lead area that they are in. Takes care and shares in business success with its employees.

    ConsChange adverse. Slow to act. Lots of drama and retaliation if you are not part of "upper crust".

    Advice to Senior ManagementFinancially I think you can rub two nickels together and make a quarter. The lack of development in making leaders is going to catch up with you. The external sites have weaknesses as you have few leaders that can grow beyond having the title and need to be held to a much higher standard for continued growth. Right now you have yes people at your site leadership levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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