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Spirax Sarco Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Area Manager Midwest"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spirax Sarco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has great opportunity for career growth and achievement. Company is continually working to make improvements to it position in the market as well as company structure to support its growth opportunities.

    Once you have invested the time to learn the industry and products, you become a rare and highly valued technical resource for your customers as there are not many "Steam Experts" in this industry anymore and the demand for you knowledge is everywhere in the the world of Food and Beverage, Pharma, Institutions and Oil and Gas.

    Cons

    The restructuring and realignment of the company has left some unsettled, but this is the cost of creating a new culture and better company structure to allow the company to grow in this industry. Change is always hard, but that is why it is worth it in the end as some are not willing to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in talent and develop them. This is an industry where outside talent is abundant, so continue with the recruitment of the right people and stay full steam ahead with development and training of these "New" steam experts.

    Spirax Sarco Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is great to read all the positive things you have to say. It is employees like you that help inspire others. Thanks for all your hard work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Change for the Bottom Line Only"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established product lines. Name recognition.

    Cons

    Not innovative. Missing every single mark in the market. Loss of talented employees. Underpaid employees, especially outside sales team. Bring in people that have no experience and mess it all up. Turnover is very high. S/S has a mess in the distribution market. Loss loyalties that were earned and easily lost due to new upper management. HR and Executive Management are awful communicators; low brow, and disrespectful.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

    Spirax Sarco Response

    Aug 23, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that you felt this way and we take all concerns very seriously. Please email me directly at Karin.gregory@us.spiraxsarco.com or call me at ... More


  3. "Nice Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spirax Sarco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture- family oriented, values

    Cons

    a lot to learn and digest

    Spirax Sarco Response

    Aug 11, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you are enjoying your position and the company!


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  5. "VP of Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirax Sarco full-time

    Pros

    Great products and people.
    At one time, had a great brand name in the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless and will drive the company from it's once great position in the industry. Upper management is not trusted by the employees and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Get out!! Let people that know the industry run the company.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "room for improvements, in product and management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirax Sarco full-time

    Pros

    nice parking lot. flex hours. gives back to the community. nice people. hard working staff. hourly people committed. fair pay packages.

    Cons

    senior management does not have an open door policy. Directors are not educated in business and are in over their heads. All managers are puppets to the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    put the customer first, like you say. Practice what you preach. Stock the product. improve delivery and pricing. improve product quality.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Better than no job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Spirax Sarco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not slave drivers. Most people leave at 5:00 pm daily. Pay is very good if negotiated prior to taking job.

    Cons

    Lorrain Wiseman President for past two years. Had her own agenda when she was hired by the board. Has created an environment of intimidation and manages that way. Has run-off much of the technical expertise or gotten rid of. Promoted personnel not qualified for the positions. Hired or promoted females based upon her feminist views. Never hired a VP of Sales and Marketing. Sales runs the show. No engineering department, no real technical service, quality, no R&D. Weak marketing VP, not enough personnel in product management, app engineering, or marketing. HR, Accounting, and IT get all the resources they require and hire accordingly. Directors and sales managers tell the President everything she wants to hear and are afraid to say that " the emperor wears no clothes". Unbelievable that the UK allows this to happen. Just don't get on your manager's bad side. Most manager's there have been there almost their whole career. They are completely oblivious to how other companies actually operate or manage their businesses. Mediocre products, three times the price of their competitors, arrogance to really believe that they can grow????

    Advice to Management

    They are stuck and scared for their jobs. Good luck. Maybe wake up and stop quoting the "core values" when it suits you then ignoring them when it doesn't. Hypocrites...


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were good to work with, a few Friends.

    Cons

    The majority of the people, greater than 80 percent were absolutely incompetent, and completely useless. Spirax definitely loves the gutless, spineless incompetent yes man. They have perfected this concept. I have never met a more incompetent and useless bunch of people. Somehow they manage to find the most useless an incompetent person and put them in charge.

    There is absolutely no leadership or management any where at Spirax.

    Spirax is largely a sales, marketing and distribution company. They have been selling the same products with no changes for the last 50 years or more. There is no development, engineering or innovation at all whatsoever at Spirax. They don't understand engineering, product development or innovation. Very few people at Spirax understand fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, basic physics and engineering.

    The sales guys, most of which don't posses engineering degrees understand more than the degreed engineers. How sad is that !

    You have been warned, stay away

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue !! The guys and gals in charge can't even spell Leadership, they don't know the first thing about it. The treat people like Chattle. I don't know why even hire people. You could replace 80 percent of the workers with drunk monkeys and the other 20 percent with robots and productivity would triple


  9. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training for employees on products and services.
    Excellent people to work with, very professional and dedicated.

    Cons

    Management needs to improve communications to the employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spirax Sarco full-time

    Pros

    small company
    lower level employees worked well together
    friendly environment
    ton of improvements that needed to be made
    manufacturing environment

    Cons

    small company
    no money for projects
    no management by in
    no support from upper management
    sold the company


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Basically a good company but Top Management think they are the smartest people in the room."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Blythewood, SC
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Blythewood, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid and diverse customer base for a stable sales network. Customers are forgiving because they like the quality of the products.

    Cons

    VERY political! If you are not willing to fall in line with the top BS'ers you are on the outside and never invited back in so if you are someone that holds onto your values and not bend over find another company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and really listen......end the waste of time politics and BS. The President can count on her fingers the times she has been on the manufacturing floor. Get her some bread crumbs so she can use them to find her way back to her office.



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