SPX Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
52 Reviews

3.2
52 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
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29 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.  

    Nice co-workers but too many layers

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to forget asap

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal freedom to organise your work. Good pay and benefits. Non other pros found... sorry

    Cons

    Don't be innovative because your ideas are not appreciated. Very political and yes-man mentality. Corporate rules, even if you disagree and try to sell your idea; take it ot leave it... I left! There is no team but just a group of individuals fighting for their own benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! A company is not a political party. Listen to your employees. Walk the talk and lead by example.

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

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at SPX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic products with some truly devoted employees.

    Cons

    SPX has dismantled a company that had a bright future. No clear direction from upper management with zero accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the captain (s) get people in there that will lead and fix the ship. ClydeUnion was a fantastic place to work... Sad to see SPX get let down the path by VP's who do not seem to care about the future of the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Industrial Engineer

    • 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

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    There was not a lot I did not like. I suppose they need better strategic goals for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to the employees more often

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's like a lot of other companies, some things not good while others are fantastic!

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, humility amongst co-workers

    Cons

    Not a big "team" environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in communication

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family like office culture, good training, they follow healthy work culture mixed with vivid location people around.

    Cons

    Some challenges that one may face will only be the leadership, one has to be confident enough in taking decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    All talk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Delavan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, bonus structure, low stress, great benefits. Great engineer departments. Put money back into business and clean work environment.

    Cons

    Little chance to move up, complacency, lack of middle management talent and forward thinking. Do not improve talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve non manager office employees on teams to improve morale and improve business.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Too much focus on month-end numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Bridgton, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME (US)

    I worked at SPX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Freedom on the road for work.

    Cons

    Everything else. Too many reports and micromanagement. The US Market was the main producer for the company but they wanted us to sell in UK way and we lost sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and trust your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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