SPX Reviews

Updated 6 October 2014
Updated 6 October 2014
54 Reviews
3.2
54 Reviews
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SPX Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Kearney
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30 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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  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    SPX review

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    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
  3.  

    SPX - ClydeUnion Pumps - Houston

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    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 an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience to forget asap

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time (more than an 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Who is the captain of the sinking ship?

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    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 (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
  7.  

    Industrial Engineer

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    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
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at SPX full-time (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
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPX full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgton, ME (US)

    I worked at SPX full-time (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    All talk

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Delavan, WI (US)

    I have been working at SPX full-time (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

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