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SPX Reviews

Updated 4 February 2015
Updated 4 February 2015
61 Reviews
3.2
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.  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Jaipur, Rajasthan

    I worked at SPX full-time (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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Mixed experience

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    SPX Charlotte

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    • 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
  7.  

    Very demanding company with low leadership skills

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

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

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SPX review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stock performed well of late

    Cons

    Weak management, poor pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    SPX - ClydeUnion Pumps - Houston

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    SPX has been working hard to create synergies within their resources, brands and customers. This transformation does have some growing pains but it is for the greater good of the company, the employees, the vendors and customers. Specifically with ClydeUnion Pumps, the company rolled out a new sales incentive program and a non-compete agreement. This was not to negatively impact anyone or any jobs, but simply to be consistent across the company in how all employees are paid and would actually provide a better base level compensation program. The non-compete is also standardized within SPX, as well as where the industry is trending. Successful companies invest a lot in their products, services, brands, employees and a non-compete agreement protects those interests, but does not prevent a person from growing their career elsewhere. There are just stipulations in which to do so. SPX certainly values it's employees, all 14,000+. Please know that reviews on Glassdoor are not always accurate and many are submitted by dis-gruntled former employees. To get a realistic perspective, give us a shot and see for yourself.

    Cons

    Again to the transformation culture that is going on currently at SPX. In any company, there is change and sometimes people are scared of change, but may realize after the fact that change has created jobs, created efficiency, created business and created growth. I am sure, like every company, there are opportunities to improve and that is certainly a goal at SPX. It really is hard to please everybody, but we try to create and maintain a great place to work and encourage growth and development in managing ones career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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