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SPX Reviews

Updated April 17, 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. "Great Place to Learn the Ropes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn new skills. Friendly management team. Pretty flexible on schedules as long as you don't abuse it. Truly a leader in FAA lighting equipment systems.

    Cons

    Pay is below average for non management members. Hard to be promoted within certain departments.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard, play hard culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AFRP Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - AFRP Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool culture, awesome benefits, some fun people, prime location in Ballantyne, great travel opportunities, growing company with competitive growth strategy

    Cons

    work life balance within management level is questionable, somewhat cutthroat


  3. "When I worked there is was a lot of fun. Great management team with clear sense of direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clearly defined goals, objectives, and priorities. Resources made available to to do the job.

    Cons

    At time, if felt as if we were growing too fast.


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  5. "Worked for the Operational Excellence group between 2006 and 2009."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Firm used to be too diversified. But leadership did a good job of aligning business units. Direct supervisor was great. Helped develop a broad business knowledge. They do a good job of developing new talent with the rotational programs. Benefits are good and Pay is decent

    Cons

    Usual issues of a publicly traded big corporation. Things might not get done as quickly as you would hope. Too many realignments at the corporate level. Quarter to Quarter mentality at the plant level.


  6. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules; Ability to work remotely on occasion

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to be promoted within IT


  7. "Good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SPX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much focus on month-end numbers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and challenging company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardly ever a dull moment. No construction project is the same. Lots of challenges. Room for advancement. Management actually seems to care about helping you advance within the company. Departments seem to look after their own well.

    Cons

    Some mild politics which is the case at every company. Some hostility between departments. When a project is going bad it can be hell for all parties involved. Sometimes overloaded with tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep respecting your subordinates. Some of us are the future of the company if we're not pushed away.


  9. "liked the people there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    liked everything about the job

    Cons

    didnt like that they dont care


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, competitive in their market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SPX full-time

    Pros

    Excellent staff, most with considerable tenure. Good interaction and teamwork between departments. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough depth. Too few employees to accomplish goals. Too much workload increases the margin for employee error and creates discontent.

    Advice to Management

    Add staff to meet competition in market if you are serious about your goals. Otherwise, lower the goals to a commensurate level and the workload to a reasonable level.


  11. "Industrial Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    There was not a lot I did not like. I suppose they need better strategic goals for the company

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to the employees more often


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