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Spartan Motors Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management can't get it right"

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

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

    Pros

    Most low level workers are friendly and easy to work with

    Good benefits

    Average pay

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    "Buddy" system in full effect
    Management doesn't know which direction it's going in
    Employees are kept in the dark about everything

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect
    Hire a more qualified people for the job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pipe welding for spartan motors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.

  3. "Sketchy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good location in the middle of the state

    Cons

    Unstable, layoffs when profitable and are not strategic.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is a good thing for your workers


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Zero Stars - Look Elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Team in Charlotte, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Team in Charlotte, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, I guess.

    Cons

    Where to start? The last review sums it up - they are clearly talking about a specific toxic, juvenile, backstabbing, hateful, unprofessional department. There is zero leadership for this team, and as a result, turnover is extremely high. Numerous people have left after less than a year because of a certain manager's preferential treatment of certain team members and horrible treatment of others. If you like being demeaned in front of other people, talked down to, or given ZERO authority, this is the place for you. As for as HR, they talk a good game, but in the end will do nothing to support employees when issues are brought up. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cancer who doesn't know how to lead, otherwise you will continue to lose quality employees. Your reputation is suffering.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "OMG, what have I done??"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    Super unorganized, managers dont trust employees, unrealistic expectation. Manager is not trying to communicate with employees, just blaming them when something happens. Not a good company to work for.

  8. "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


  9. "Manager"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Innovative Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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