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SPX Reviews

Updated March 21, 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 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits package with health and 401k (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Glad to be gone! - SPX Genfare, Elk Grove Village IL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you live near Elk Grove Village then the commute is not bad. Free parking which is not uncommon for the suburbs.

    Cons

    This review applies exclusively to my experience at SPX Genfare located in Elk Grove Village.

    My overall advice is to avoid this company at all costs. There is an overall lack of respect and value that the company places on its employees and contractors by the new external management team. You are a rockstar while your needed then you are let go with little to no notice (this applies to full time employees as well as contractors).

    If you are looking to do an internship I would also advise that you stay away, the technologies and processes that are used are either outdated or non existent ( you will learn nothing).

    Engineering is in the process of being overhauled. Most of the upper level management has been outsourced to a small consultant team that are gradually expanding and taking over the entire operation (farmed out to India). Current full time employees are either being let go or forced out by the the new management team. Current contractors and full time employees are being let go with out any notice. Last year employees were forced to use up their paid vacation in December so little to none were carried over into the new year. This was then followed by layoffs the next year. I don't believe this will change anytime soon and things I imagine will become much worse until the company goes under or it gets sold.

    I would also like to say that the people are really nice but that would be a stretch. There are a few nice people but overall the new management and direction the company is going has made the place quite unfriendly.

    List of cons:
    Management is very disorganized, employees are expected to come in on the weekends with little to no notice.
    Very low job security.
    Full time employees were let go after a few months of employment
    The company is cheap, you need to bring your own coffee
    Cups and utensils are not offered
    Equipment i.e. laptops are out dated
    Stationary is hard to come by
    Snack and water bottles are not available
    Management is extremely disorganized
    Benefits pass the bare minimum, the health insurance plan requires a lot of out of pocket expenses ( I went with my wife's health insurance plan)

    Advice to Management

    Please treat people with respect and dignity. Please get to know your employees make eye contact with them and say hello once in a while. Please also provide the basic amenities like coffee, bottled water etc. If you want to fire someone or lay them off please give them some notice because there is a good chance that are already looking or they are thinking about looking.


  3. "Marketing intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Newington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great first job. I would have stayed but at the time they did not need a permanent marketing perso.

    Cons

    As an intern I did a lot of drone work like filing and making copies. The fact that the manufacturing workers were union made things really terrible


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Quality Engineer (SQA)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer (SQA) in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer (SQA) in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of activities/issues, never a dull day. Opportunities to learn different functionalities with both software and hardware, and to interface with various groups (production, development, electrical/mechanical engineers, and product/project managers

    Cons

    Profits mostly dependent on government controlled transit customers, hence delays from customers affect bottom line. There is also lack of standard/consistent methodology in the development and testing cycles.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Operations Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional IT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Information Technology Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Information Technology Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SPX (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours for IT professionals

    Cons

    Market conditions have made the company go through 2 RIF's this year.


  9. "Spx"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Dba"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good bonus

    Cons

    Average management , weekend works


  11. "Last"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SPX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Decisions being made with out asking opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Consult some of the staff before jumping into changes.



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