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Updated April 17, 2017
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  • 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. "Decent Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

  3. "Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and Work / Life Balance

    Cons

    Limited career path and business growth is slow

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the market


  4. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Genfare Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SPX (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture and coworkers make this place worth it.

    Cons

    Company direction is unclear and under question.


  9. "Very hard to make to 1st shift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay raises. Overtime is usually there when you need it. Unionized plant. Lots of variety between departments.

    Cons

    Company forces you to work at least every other weekend when there is OT. Sometimes every week if there are not enough people in your department. Depending on what department, you might not see 1st shift for 10-20 years. If you have kids, ill family, or other complexities in your life that require you to leave at a moments notice, they will give you attendance points.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many politics involved between manufacturing personnel and office staff. Moral would improve if supervisors and plant managers would stay away from using manufacturing people for their personal agenda against other supervisors and managers.


  10. "Spx"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Mount Olive, NC
    Current Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Mount Olive, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the pay is decent for the area. Both Manuel and cnc machines . Small machine shop

    Cons

    The manegment doesn't really know what their doing. Working 7 days a week . Sometimes up to 10 hour shifts. lack of communication


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