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Updated March 13, 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. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People na na na na

    Cons

    Pay, development, na na na


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  3. "Operations Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good company before the oil industry took a dump.

    Cons

    Now they only have less than 50 employees out of 150.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees you have left.


  4. "SPX is trying to sell this company"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long legacy of industry experience, Highly tenured engineering and sales staff. Market brand leader in many countries. (Especially Marley in the USA)

    Cons

    Since SPX acquired UDI (and Marley), this company's value has mostly declined. Top management from nearly all competitors is comprised of former Marley employees who were disenfranchised by current of former executives. This HIGHLY engineered, technical company has not been led by an industry-experienced technical leader in almost two decades. Despite efforts by many current executives to shore up the bleeding, the existing company is not running a scaleable or sustainable model - it is positioned for divestment. (It was already spun out with the other non-growth "dog" companies in SPX last year. Morale is incredibly low, and no substantial investment is being made to ensure the long term stability of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up and sell the company to someone who isn't making short term moves to meet Wall St demands. Go ahead and write down all the remaining goodwill from the legacy acquisitions and move on.


  5. "Sr. SAP Basis Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and technical colleagues were great.

    Cons

    Under resourced and micro-managed working environment

    Advice to Management

    High iteration rate?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefit, but Poor Management"

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

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    One of the best HR benefits. 401k match is fully invested from day one. Great HR staff.

    Cons

    It is a 100% top down culture in IT.

    Advice to Management

    It does not make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so that they can tell us what to do. - Steve Job -


  7. "Mechanical Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    If you have a task what you like to do, and have the needed resources you could be productive.

    Cons

    No career opportunities. You have to do what you've hired a decade ago. No other roles.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Employee, they work for you. Otherwise if they get a better offer, they leave.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "SPX Genfare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL

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

    Pros

    Ok pay and benefits was able to get time off when needed.

    Cons

    A lot of older employees that have been there a long time and refuse to change with the times. They all have the "well this is the way it's always been done". Management has no idea what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees, learn to better manage and stop playing the blame game.


  9. "Management Ran it into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay. Nice people to work with. No concerns about the union environment.

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Leadership lives in a bubble. Erratic strategic direction from corporate. Poor timing and execution on huge expansion to get into large power. Left the company with excess capacity and poor profits. Very unstable. Chaotic. Not a fun place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you actually trust them. Stop the lip service and platitudes and just tell the truth. We are not children, stop treating us like this.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "My Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at SPX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at SPX with all the different people, respect for employees, opportunities for growth, and overall professionalism of the company.

    Cons

    Continued corporate restructuring, realignment, and changing strategy took its toll on everyone just trying to do his/her job to the best that could be done.


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