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SPX Reviews

Updated 4 February 2015
Updated 4 February 2015
61 Reviews
3.3
61 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They manage business with short outlook that only extends to the next quarter (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mixed experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Simply put: the people. There's a lot of great talent working at SPX, but sadly they don't stay around for long. It's also a great company for feeling like a big fish in a small pond.

    Cons

    Risk averse business. Take years to make and execute on decisions and when they do, they have changed their mind again, so it's back to the drawing board.
    Politics are terrible. I was there over 4 years and it wasn't like this until 2013-2014.
    They have direction but don't know how to get there and take too long anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values you claim to have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice co-workers but too many layers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Project Lead in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Finance Project Lead in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

    I have been working at SPX full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers/collegues to work with
    There are some competent, well prepared and talented managers
    There is always something new to learn
    International environment

    Cons

    Too many layers and too much politic sometimes
    Lack of decision making at management/upper levels
    Short focused, you are as good as next quarter results
    Too many organizational changes and quite some high turnover in people
    Very poor HR management
    Micro-management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They need to improve their shared services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get good work experience

    Cons

    They need to improve their shared services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good company

    Cons

    Large company and can be political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Very innovative company. Able to move up positions quickly.

    Cons

    Stressful atmosphere, but overall good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SPX Charlotte

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company; much room for advancement; ability to learn many different businesses and functions; international opportunities available; good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Office environment can be a bit stuffy at times;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure people understand that they are appreciated;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very demanding company with low leadership skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX

    Pros

    Very challenging tasks, International, diverse fields of activities, multi-cultural

    Cons

    Arrogant and incompetent leadership team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid Company that could go places

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPX

    Pros

    Very great people to work with, and doing very innovative things from an IT perspective to go in the right direction.

    Cons

    At times the work/life balance could be extremely tough. The benefits were no where near on par with other large organizations of the same caliber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to give the great employees great benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Micro management, poor advancement opportunities unless you are based at HQ in Charlotte

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    international culture, good engineering skill set

    Cons

    micromanagement, Top management is uniform - difficult to advance unless based at HQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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