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Spartan Motors Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "electrical deisgn engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company with very helpful team

    Cons

    need to revise their vacation policy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OMG, what have I done??"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much, truly. There is potential to produce good products and work but you need to have some stability in team to move things forward.

    Cons

    This place is absolutely toxic! They lure you in with titles, pay, etc. but soon after you arrive, you see that you have just sold your soul to the devil. Since I have been here, almost the whole team that was hired in within the past year is gone. My classless boss just bad mouths everyone using 4 letter expletives all the time, so I know she is doing that to me when I am not around too. My coworkers are all encouraged to "tattle" to try and save their jobs, so it is not a place where you can trust anyone and DON'T go to HR for help...that is the kiss of death. I need to get out of here!!!

    Advice to Management

    Look for the common denominator in all of this and remove her if you want to keep your investment in people. Otherwise, continue to expect turnover and stagnation.


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spartan Motors full-time

    Pros

    Exciting products to work on

    Cons

    A new CEO last year and he has changed out the business unit presidents and everyone at the director level. The culture has changed to a dog eat dog environment. There is no trust. People hold information or don't speak up because they are scared to lose their job or be the one to be blamed.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating the employees as an asset.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Innovative Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is moving in positive directions with a new CEO, CFO, and segment presidents.

    Cons

    The company is in change process mode with many systems right now and it can create frustration but there is a clear view of the future.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to move along system integration/update processes.


  6. "Something happened, not good somethings!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Production in Charlotte, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    .............well, not much to say here.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. No guidance from upper management. Do as i say not as i do. You are required to build trucks with little to no parts. The small town clicks are amazing. Minorities, don't even think about it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good direction, Poor oversight"

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    • 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

    Growing Company, Projects geared toward expansion

    Cons

    poor oversight, barely average management,


  8. "Great people, dysfunctional cross-team management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Interesting projects
    Cool products
    Flexibility
    Opportunity to learn & be involved in as much as you want

    Cons

    Some higher management is not qualified to be in their positions which leads to dysfunction when trying to complete projects across teams/functions. Understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get good people in the right spots.
    Set quantifiable goals.
    Set clear responsibility.
    Be transparent.
    Hold people accountable.


  9. "good people and opportunity but often chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spartan Motors full-time

    Pros

    good deal of opportunity, talented people and decent work environment, conditions and benefits; family friendly. you can get as much responsibility as you can handle.

    Cons

    management repeats man of the same mistakes, pay is so-so, work environment can be frustrating at times, generally understaffed, difficult to accomplish much due to shifting goals and lack of resources


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Never know if you are a valued employee."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health benefits, nice people, good systems.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement, hold on pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Product, not the bottom line.


  11. "A business that has issues sustaining itself over hte long haul"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Forty to forty five hours per week,

    Cons

    Leadership thats do as I say not as I do. Leaders that dont lead by example

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example



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