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Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • You are expected to work hard but work/life balance is good and top performers are typically rewarded accordingly (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits package with health and 401k (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPX (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company does a great job of being actively involved in the community and events like Kansas City Corporate Challenge, Chili-Cookoffs, Blood Drives, Golf Tournaments, etc. There are numerous fundraisers and events that take place for people to be involved in outside of typical job responsibilities. 401K, benefits and company holidays are all very competitive and the company provides opportunities for training and tuition reimbursement. You are expected to work hard but work/life balance is good and top performers are typically rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    Company was part of a spin-off in 2015 so the size of the organization decreased in that time, but it had little overall effect on each individual location.


  2. "Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, interesting equipment with broad manufacturing

    Cons

    hard to trust management team


  3. "Spx former employee for two years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Carpenter
    Former Employee - Carpenter

    I worked at SPX (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, nice people

    Cons

    There is alot of traveling


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  5. "Horrible work environment"

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    Former Employee - Spacer Fabricator in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Spacer Fabricator in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay. Paid holidays

    Cons

    Co workers feel very entitled, they hate their job and thus they hate the people around them .

    Advice to Management

    Do something . I actually had my immediate supervisor tell me the employees acted like children and he was just riding it out until his retirement!!


  6. "TCI/SPX"

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    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many employees have strong technical and project management skills. Generally a fun, friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Niche company. Current RF design core team has stronger technical skills than those employed a few years ago, but weaker project management skills. Business is currently slow.

    Advice to Management

    Latest design effort has spiraled out of control, taking way too much time.


  7. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time

    Pros

    good company in general and benefits and compensation are very competitive

    Cons

    no upward mobility and a lot of pressure from management


  8. "Holewatch"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Holewatch in Dayton, TX
    Former Employee - Holewatch in Dayton, TX

    I worked at SPX (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to meet new people.

    Cons

    Working out in the weather.


  9. "Genfare Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, decent pay and benefits, good people.

    Cons

    No bonuses in recent years. SPX may be doing well as our parent company, but Genfare isn't.

    Laid off a lot of very experienced people recently, and replaced them with teams of youngsters right out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Value the experience of the people you have left who have been there a while. Some of the people you laid off are worth 2-3 of the younger, cheaper employees you replaced them with.


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    "Understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Production in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Production in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SPX formerly Yuba was a great shop with excellent staff. The technology and quality of products used to be some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Due to reduction in force, they are running on a skeleton crew. The shop staff was impacted very heavily. Too many cuts. If or when things come back, they won't have enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck. It was unfortunate that the shop has been cut back so much.


  11. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional environment & good work culture

    Cons

    Tough Market conditions are causing uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Need frequent employee communication



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