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SPX Reviews

Updated September 15, 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 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    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.


  2. "Hostile Environment"

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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.

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    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


  4. "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


  5. "Great company/management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with (intelligence & personally)

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Understand how to retain employees


  6. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPX (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good insurance, some paid holidays after hired on permanent.

    Cons

    not allowed to go to doctor appts. or stay home sick without attendance points. If you do not have vacation or not eligible for fmla and you or your child has on going needs and trips to doctor or having to stay home to bad go to work anyway. I had to go to work on one occassion with a 101 fever, with trips to the restroom every 30 minutes this went on for three days!!!!! They dont accept doctors notes unless you stay home at least two days and even then you still get an attendance points how stupid!!!! worked there for over ten years. They fire people for anything and everything. would not recommend to anyone to work at that place. no room for advancement from on the floor level.

    Advice to Management

    Get a back bone!!!!! give incenitives to hourly employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Sales in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay with job security. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Management team is very weak. Clicks everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people who work their butts off to move up the ladder and do a way with the "good ole' boy" system.

  8. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    money was cool and all

    Cons

    hours traffic people coffee and women


  9. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance pretty good

    Cons

    Managers can be short sighted


  10. "Spx former employee for two years"

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    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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