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Spartan Motors Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Innovative Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "electrical deisgn engineer"

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

    Pros

    good company with very helpful team

    Cons

    need to revise their vacation policy

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Never know if you are a valued employee."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  5. "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


  6. 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,


  7. "Manager"

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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
    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT"

    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

    I have been working at Spartan Motors full-time

    Pros

    the people who work here are great

    Cons

    constant changes in upper management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pipe welding for spartan motors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tig Welder in Brandon, SD
    Current Employee - Tig Welder in Brandon, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects, decent pay, lots of hours that they DO NOT advertise IF you're looking for that much

    Cons

    Major engineer mistakes that roll down hill through ALL of production, CORPORATE oversight and micro managing, NO repercussions for mistakes from engineering but major accountability on the production floor. No compassion or consideration with point system.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not What it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In general there is a fair amount of flexibility at Spartan Motors.

    Cons

    When it come to getting your annual performance review management is more concerned about ensuring everybody is paid the same. Hence, ensuring that the more motivated employees do not receive much for a merit increase so they do not outpace the lower motivated employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it long enough to know if it is good or bad.


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