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Updated October 20, 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 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits package with health and 401k (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Application Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPX (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant Coworkers
    Very flexible work hours
    They are very lenient and will give you tons of second chances, (this is also a con because then bad employees are able to remain at the company longer)
    Good starter job, place to earn experience, to then move to a different company.

    Cons

    Negative company atmosphere
    A lot of employees don't want to work/improve
    Poor communication by management
    Lack of direction from management, always changing direction/plan/strategy
    Very high turnover rate
    Lot of time wasting meetings
    Does not promote from within often
    Management does not listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the gap between management and employees.
    More communication.
    Look to promote from within more.
    Listen to the shop floor employees as the veterans have a lot of experience.
    Hold employees more accountable.


  2. "Great place to work at."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Easy going environment to work at.

    Cons

    Kind of boring and very little advancements.

  3. "Legal Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, structure and teams

    Cons

    It really depends on the team that you are on. My team is fantastic so I don't have any cons


  4. "Research and Development Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, very hands and collaborative style work.

    Cons

    Small facility with some repetitive work


  5. "IT Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    rewarding work, diverse work, good brand, good products, great associates, good work / life balance, competitive pay and benefits, good growth potential and ability to move between departments

    Cons

    poor management decisions, local business leaders are not allowed to make their own decisions, too much oversight from HQ


  6. "Job, NO career for blue collar tradesman."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, All production floor staff are decent folks to get along with. Time off

    Cons

    Management's lack of co-communication with all employees. Lack of accountability to lazy employees. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your money makers.


  7. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging clients will keep you on your toes

    Cons

    Constantly travelling. Hard on any family.

    Advice to Management

    Better acclimate yourselves with field activities.

  8. "Hostile Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Clean working environment and fair wages

    Cons

    Hostile and Chaotic, reductions in force has caused many team to not want to help others because they are already filling in the gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people during downturns in the market instead of reduction in force that adds to the hostile environment.


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing worth sharing avoid this company

    Cons

    Clueless management total lack of depthness


  10. "Acquired production plant being run counter to its roots."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting product. Essential infrastructure. Very large scale.

    Cons

    The Company insists on treating a custom job shop as a run-of-the mill production line. Lack of coordination between Engineering, Manufacturing, and Management create a hostile push back atmosphere. Disposable Shop floor Supervision (with few exceptions,) has NO knowledge of the product and relevant production systems. Lack of engineering support, Lead Operators, and insufficient Quality Control staffing constantly roll issues forward; with very little future proofing.

    Advice to Management

    More intermediaries are needed, stop squeezing pennies only to waste dollars.

    SPX Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Director, HR

    Thank you for your feedback, and I would encourage you to reach out either to your focus factory leader, VP Ops, or myself to provide your ideas on how to better the processes. You can also... More


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