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Lexmark Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 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.  

    Lexmark treated me OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Model Maker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Model Maker in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Laid Back, and unlimited vacation

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, vary small raises if you get one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work was OK, some managers not

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lexmark

    Pros

    I liked the challenges and the colleagues

    Cons

    Some managers were not caring and there was no advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the care of your employees

  3.  

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

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

    I have been working at Lexmark

    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Maker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Tool Maker in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time

    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
  6.  

    Cordial and friendly relationships, challenging work environment

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

    I have been working at Lexmark as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    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
  7.  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    Hard Workers, lots to do

    Cons

    pay was below average for area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Top heavy and short sighted.

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    • 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

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

    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
  9.  

    Room for Improvement

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

    I worked at Lexmark as a contractor

    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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time (more than an year)

    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
  11. 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

    I have been working at Lexmark full-time (less than an year)

    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

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