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Lexmark Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
Lexmark – Boulder – “Lexmark in Boulder, CO”

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3.1 79 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke

Paul A. Rooke

(39 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot a good long term career choice for new product development. The company is planning on smaller development budgets every year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Tool Maker (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsIt is very laid back.

    ConsIt is hard to be promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money on everything other than your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cordial and friendly relationships, challenging work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lexington, KY

    ProsPeople are generally good-hearted and cordial.

    ConsEver-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.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Average

    Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) Boulder, CO

    ProsHard Workers, lots to do

    Conspay was below average for area

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top heavy and short sighted.

    R&D Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementR&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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Room for Improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was able to work from home

    ConsNo growth opportunity, unless you live in Lexington, KY

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpect more and you'll get more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementI like management's innovative vision for the company--keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh

    Software/Firmware Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Never received a raise

    Support Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

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

    Cons6 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Inkjet Division (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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