Lexmark Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is tremendous (in 15 reviews)

  • Laid Back, and unlimited vacation (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has transformed the company into a rudderless mess (in 4 reviews)

  • Trying to move away from the printer hardware & supplies model to software & services (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Slowly declining

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance unlimited vacations great team members

    Cons

    integration of all the companies recently bought has created may problems that are resulting in employee dissatisfaction losing great employees payroll issues that are causing morale problems and lack of trust in the company and senior executives.

    Advice to Management

    resolve system issues and directly work on the morale isses


  2. Helpful (2)

    Software Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lexmark has great benefits including unlimited vacation from day 1, flextime, great work/life balance, and a nice on site fitness center. It is located in a beautiful area of the country. The people at Lexmark are intelligent and hard working. Software development is done in agile teams which is wonderful for learning new skills and leaning on everyone's strengths to make the best product possible. Lexmark embraces newer technologies where it can.

    Cons

    One word: Layoffs. In my time here Lexmark has had a layoff that affected developers about every year. Not always the same departments are on the block, but layoffs are frequent and there is no fat left. With the printer business shrinking, Lexmark has a survival of the fittest vibe to it and has since I joined. The formally Perceptive Software side is not much better with the recent change in management. The other downside is the location in Lexington, KY. When layoffs hit, most people look to Louisville or Cincinnati for jobs as there is just not a lot here. I would NOT recommend relocating to Lexmark or assuming that you will make it past 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful about layoffs. Folks need job security to start a family somewhere, and with the lack of other options in the area, Lexmark with no job security is a terrible option for a career no matter how nice the benefits are. Remember that the employees in the trenches are the ones who make the products that are sold. We form teams and make friends and have families to feed.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Contract Only

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked there for almost 2 years and the job can (at times) be fulfilling.

    Cons

    Being a contractor for such a large company seems to me that you just get lost in the shuffle. Most days I have no contact with my team. You are separated from the full-timers. There is low to zero communication. Most activities that are touted for the employees mean only the ones that are full-time not contractors.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of exceptional contractors that should be offered full-time postions. If not, you are wasting a valuable resource.


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  5. Unique opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get a start.

    Cons

    Seemed disorganized and low morale. Team felt disjointed.


  6. Work/Life Balance Champ

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is the best selling point. Good pay for the region. Very talented workforce. Great location in central KY.

    Cons

    Printer industry is in a slow steady state of decline and that is being reflected in the workforce mix. Not sure how to attract new recruits into a shrinking market. Few opportunities to advance in the hardware side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a credible plan for the hardware employees to exist in the new vision of the company to keep the top talent from leaving.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Used to be a great company to work for - not so much anymore

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work - life balance is great. The main reason most people stay. It's hard to give that vacation time up. The people I work with, my specific team, are awesome.

    Cons

    When it was Perceptive Software, it was the place to be. Everyone loved working there. The bigger it got, the worst things became. When it was bought my Lexmark, it went downhill from there. Too many acquisitions, too many layoffs, and even more to come.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company for career starts

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although opportunities for movement are dwindling, there's still room to grow.

    Cons

    Struggling with strategy but trying hard

    Advice to Management

    Spend money train employees and help them grow.


  9. RIFFED

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Engineering Group. Loved;co-workers.

    Cons

    Moving to mainly contractors in non technical areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in Lexington


  10. Marketing Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with a great vision on digitally improving document management in many industries. Good health benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    Very short citied in terms of employee raises and employee growth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Large Company with small company leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lexmark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average base salary.

    Cons

    Terrible on-boarding. Very small minded leadership. Capped commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a vested interest in your people. Some people are different and therefore require different management/leadership to obtain the desired results. Dont manage everyone the same.



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