Lexmark

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Lexmark Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
88 Reviews
3.3
88 Reviews
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Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke
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45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance and exposure to cross-country experience (in 15 reviews)

  • Compensation is good when you consider that the area's cost of living is lower than the national average (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Very few A players in middle to upper management and this trickles down (in 4 reviews)

  • Work environment was too noisy, though I think the company offers alternative options to "open" workspaces (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work there only if you need the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lexmark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Pay is very good for the region of the country, they benchmark themselves against other tech companies that are frequently in higher cost-of-living locations
    - There are some very bright people working there but they are generally not in management

    Cons

    - Promotions are based upon political skill rather than technical prowess
    - They really don't care about their employees, they continue to employ a large share of contractors for years on end. Full-time regular employees complained about this for years and management continues to do nothing.
    - This is a techno company and marketing is an afterthought. If you're going into marketing expect to be a second-class citizen.
    - Continual downsizing events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees and take a good look at who you're promoting and why. Look at marketing at least as an equal to the technical side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Do not expected fair hiring practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent(if not a contractor). Work does not dominate life outside of work. Attitude of employees is not too formal.

    Cons

    HR and Upper Management do not give enough freedom in the hiring process and rely heavily on contract positions. Some contractors are kept in such a position for over a decade meanwhile new member are added to their teams at full-time positions gaining retirement and healthcare benefits, better pay, and room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End the abuse of contractors. Employing someone for a decade as a contractor and having them train people under them all the while paying them poorly with no benefits or room for advancement is just plain wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lexmark minefield

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Lexmark

    Pros

    The employee base is made up of genuinely nice people and the on-site cafeteria is good. Also, the Kentucky countryside is beautiful.

    Cons

    My first day on the job, I was absolutely stunned with the overall state of the company -- clearly one of those: "What have I gotten myself into?" moments. Corporate strategy is grossly out of touch with the competition and current trends. Management is stacked and heavy-handed (micro-managing thrives); no employee morale; antiquated IT systems (Lotus Notes for e-mail? I thought that went out in the 90's.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear the decks! If Lexmark has even a chance to lift itself above the "small shop" status that it finds itself in, start from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lexmark should look at our government as a reflection on how they run the company. Alot of dead weight!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Writer in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark

    Pros

    I not alone. There are plenty of others in the company that are in the same boat.

    Cons

    Contract employees are not given any incentives. The boat is sinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within. Give contract employees that have worked 5 plus years consideration when hiring. Remove management that aren't preforming. Look at employees performance when hiring and firing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Work here at your own risk.

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

    I worked at Lexmark

    Pros

    There are no positive remarks.

    Cons

    No career paths. Employess are not empowered to improve the business. Hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the dead weight in middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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