Standard Motor Products

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Standard Motor Products Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
14 Reviews
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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 (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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    Standard Motor Products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Motor Products full-time

    Pros

    A company that has been around for nearly 100 years. Many of the sales force members have been around for 25 years or more.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership lacks direction and commitment to the servicing the customers through support of personnel in the office and in the field. Too much of a "good ole boy" network of family and friends working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and work together on solutions to better service the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very unprofessional, lacking leadership

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Independence, KS
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Independence, KS

    I have been working at Standard Motor Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineering work could be exciting and challenging. Continually have new projects to work on. New families of parts always being introduced.

    Cons

    Engineers responsible for everything on projects without ability to get other departments to do their job. Any time ask for help from others looked at as complaining about system. Very old school- 80's frat house mentality in engineering department. Parts and assemblies moving to China and Mexico that are easily outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage, talk about one team, but only applies to leadership team! Work on change- the company needs to look at new and better methods to run departments. Old timers no system but new employees don't know how to get things through the system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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 (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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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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