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SPX Reviews

Updated March 13, 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 19 reviews)

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  1. "no growth"

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    Former Employee - International Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - International Sales in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big company with decent benefits

    Cons

    lack of future direction and internal growth

    Advice to Management

    get better sales people because people are being let go due to numbers


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Tough place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money was good. Other than that, not much good. The management team, from the senior level down was very short sighted regarding profits. Their philosophy was to raid the future to make the present look as good as possible. They strategy was to reduce the asset base to the point where return on assets was incredible. In doing so, there would be an asset base in place to support the future. Although, their philosophy was that the future was something to worry about tomorrow.

    I will say that there was some talent in the company. Although, it was churned through fairly quickly.

    Cons

    See above. The short sighted view held by the management team. They would never focus on the future, just on the current quarter, Their belief seemed to be that employees were as disposable as operational supplies. The management team seemed to have somewhat of a Jack Welch complex. No matter what level the expenses were at, the belief was that you had to take cost out. At a certain point, I started to think that the best thing that they could do was to take 100% of the cost out of the system and everyone should go home. I think everyone would have been better off.

    Advice to Management

    Think beyond today. The sun will come up tomorrow.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The jobs I performed I enjoyed but the poor management was a problem."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The tasks and opportunites that I did receive were great. Generally the coworkers (and some of management) were very helpful and supportive. Safety was becoming a big consideration in decisions.

    Cons

    It was always a fight to expand my own abilities.
    Accountablity was not usually a part of the work envirnoment nor was there a level playing field.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stick to it. Do not say you want something then do nothing to support it.


  4. "Segmented Business"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New Columbia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company but with many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Cons

    As a fortune 500 company it has many business segments; investment in some segments is badly needed and SPX could easily be part of a personal law suit if it continues to operate without direction from the corporate office

    Advice to Management

    Beware of high turn-over in certain business segments


  5. Helpful (1)

    "lack of leadership, lack of promotion opportunity,"

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

    Pros

    the people (peers) and collaborative

    Cons

    The leadership is not intelligent or capable. They rely on tenure to get by and this leads to a very mediocre environment

    Advice to Management

    Leave and let others that are more capable run the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "SPX review"

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

    I have been working at SPX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock performed well of late

    Cons

    Weak management, poor pay and benefits


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Long Hours. Low Morale."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The salary is good. A lot of opportunity for overtime and extra cash. The benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Long hours. The company forces to work a LOT of hours, including weekends. Could not see my family for weeks. Management is not looking for improvements, just looking for who to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Cooperate better with employees. Don't think that employees are looking only for ways to rip off the company.

  8. "It could have been a great place to work, lacked decisive leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clean, both office and manufacturing employees were friendly with good senses of humor

    Cons

    I was there for 2 years and in that time they had at least 3 different Presidents - as a result everything seemed like it was always in a state of flux. Hard working manufacturing employees - but unengaged leadership prevented implementation of valuable programs.

    Advice to Management

    Serious and driven entry to mid-level professionals looking to grow their career will not stick around if Management is not serious about strategizing or having serious goals and objectives.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Two years is too long to stay here"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It's such a train wreck that there honestly is opportunity for you to do a lot on your own and gain experience that YOU seek out.

    Cons

    Has the stereotypical babyboomer-millenial age gap where there is almost no body between the ages of 28 and 45. The older folks are nice, but too pigeon-holed to leave and are just hanging on for retirement. Advancement within this site is dull and not attractive. Awful benefits for salaried employees. NO sick-days. Just "let your boss know."

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE. Management is so stuck in their ways and have the mantra "this is how it's always been done" practically tattooed on their foreheads.


  10. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with good cafeteria, if you work in the headquarters.

    Cons

    Managers are incompetent and the IT department is embroiled in partisan issues of funding and growth direction. A myriad of disparate ERP's and an inability to compromise has left the business unit fractured and its progress quagmired. Heavy reliance on Microsoft Excel for data storing and manipulation.

    Advice to Management

    Look into relational databases. Hire competent IT employees.


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