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Lexmark Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
79 Reviews

3.2
79 Reviews
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Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work Life Balance and exposure to cross-country experience (in 13 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.  

    Good job in an industry that seems to be fading for mechanical engineers

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

    Pros

    The benefits and the hours are very good for the city of Lexington. Flexible time off and plenty of technology to work on.

    Cons

    Not a good long term career choice for new product development. The company is planning on smaller development budgets every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The only way to seceded is to either be a minority or become good friends with management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Maker  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Tool Maker in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    It is very laid back.

    Cons

    It is hard to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money on everything other than your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cordial and friendly relationships, challenging work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    People are generally good-hearted and cordial.

    Cons

    Ever-increasing work-loads and at times a short term focus. Little to no preparation prior to meetings and as a result never-ending meetings. Very inconsistent time discipline - because of back-to-back meetings and culture, meetings may or may not start on time and milestones may or may not be met.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Hard Workers, lots to do

    Cons

    pay was below average for area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Top heavy and short sighted.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineer  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - R&D Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    The people in my area, R&D, are generally good to work with.
    Good for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many layers of manegment. Lack of trust and empowerment. Decisions are short-sighted and often quarter-to-quarter. So-called merit raises dont even match inflation when one is rated in top 10%. Lots of people leaving for more pay and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    R&D is not like adminitration. Once your talent base loses critical mass, it takes many years to rebuild the lost knowledge base. Lexmark is swiftly failing in this regard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Room for Improvement

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

    Pros

    I was able to work from home

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, unless you live in Lexington, KY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect more and you'll get more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good potential for career opportunities as company seeks to expand its market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Promotes a nice life work balance. Compensation is good when you consider that the area's cost of living is lower than the national average.

    Cons

    Some departments allow employees to work occasionally from home, while others don't.There also could be a stronger cross functional approach to delivering on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like management's innovative vision for the company--keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software/Firmware Engineer Intern  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Software/Firmware Engineer Intern in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    The work was not impossible to complete nor too demanding, and there is a lot of freedom to get the work done.

    Cons

    Work environment was too noisy, though I think the company offers alternative options to "open" workspaces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Never received a raise

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    Former Employee - Support Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Job wasn't too bad. Worked with fun people.

    Cons

    6 years and never received a raise despite being a top performer. When I threatened to leave my boss's boss came to town and asked me to stay. Couldn't offer me more money just asked me to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand the company has had hard times. There was a hiring freeze in effect pretty much the whole time I was there but find someway to reward the exceptional employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inkjet Division  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Inkjet Division in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Overall everyting is great! Pay, Culture and Benefits. Provides a lot of career development opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    Company has been going through downsizing for many years. Anyone looking to get a job with this company should be aware if your looking for stability this is not the best time to get on board. They have reduced their workforce so much but then turn around and hire through temp agencies. Many people complain about never feeling like an equal employee when hired in through Adecco or another contracting company. Like they hold the carrot of being hired and never do. I on the other hand was hired in years ago as a Lexmark employee and never felt as if I was not a true employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you are communicating your plans to lay off hundreds of people in a meeting, it's probably not the best time to say oh yeah by the way we just hired "so and so" and they come to Lexmark from from XX company. Maybe look from within the company at employees who are going to be Laid off or commuicate the layoff and the new hires at a different time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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