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Lexmark Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
79 Reviews

3.2
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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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17 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good company with a legacy from IBM of treating employees with respect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Excellent compensation because they set their against Silicon Valley and other high tech companies. Great city: friendly people, great weather, beautiful countryside.

    Cons

    Trying to move away from the printer hardware & supplies model to software & services. CEO's value engineers over sales & marketing; former CEO Paul Curlander ( MIT Ph.D. in Electrical) & current CEO Paul Rooke (Bach Mechanical Michigan).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire engineers like you fire sales & marketing for poor performance. An engineering manager blew 2 printer development projects and was allowed to stay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Focused and smart.

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

    Pros

    Aggressive profit-driven culture. Experienced global sales force. Follows best practices with a laser-focus.

    Cons

    Not a place for work-life balance seekers. Limited advancement without long-tenure with firm. (You will need to put in at least eight years service before you are in the queue for advancement.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand on embracing new technology by incorporating more remote working opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate strategy in transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    +Lexington is a great place to raise a family
    +Interesting engineering work

    Cons

    -Corporate focus is shifting from hardware centric focus to solutions and software services (Great if you are a software developer, but more uncertain if in hardware development)
    -Hardware engineering development's dominate culture tends toward "Command and Control"; that being stated, there are targeted efforts to shift to culture toward innovation and collaboration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work for

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    a quiet place, good opportunity and challenge

    Cons

    products is facing dramatic falling demand

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities in this area other than this company

  7.  

    Awesome Starting Pad

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    - Challenging Work: Lexmark gives more responsibilities to its interns than other companies
    - Great Work Environment: Everyone wants to be there at Lexmark and First-Tier Managers are awesome. I saw no one that is just coasting on their work, so nothing like Dilbert
    - Future: The work you do at Lexmark does impact future products. Also, the work you do there will help you to get another internship

    Cons

    - Lexington, KY: Not the most boring town in the world but it gets boring quickly
    - Technology: There needs to be more upkeep in the technology department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a high-tech company, make sure you act like it. Other than that, the management knows focus on the core products and core services, which is always good.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lexmark: We're always working...

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

    Pros

    Lexmark is a unique environment. I have been there for almost a year and a half now. Thus far I believe the thing I like most about my job environment is the freedom. My job allows me to work as much or as little as I would like. Managers rarely micromanage and I have the freedom to execute my tasks as I see fit. As long as the deadlines are met workers have the freedom to explore other areas which they may find interesting. Originally my job description defined my job as strictly testing. I expanded my horizons however by incorporating programming and within a year my job title had changed.

    Lexmark is also a very diverse environment so it gives you the opportunity to work with people from across the globe. This type of variety allows you to gain a perspective different from you own.

    Cons

    Some of Lexmark's strengths also serve as weaknesses as well. Managers are sometimes too hands off. They give a project and then never check in until it is due. Sometimes there are workers which take a few hours off for lunch or take take 5 30 minute smoke breaks a day, but management never notices.

    Another issue is the number of contractors working with Lexmark. Lexmark hires workers as contractors, but uses them as full time employees. They do the same work as a full time hire, but do not get the same compensation. This leads to contractors resenting management and full time hires. They do not treat their work with the same amount of pride because they feel as though their efforts are not appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly communicate to contract workers whether there is a plan to help them move on to a full time regular employment. If there is no plan communicated to the employee it is natural that most will view Lexmark as a temporary position until they can find a "real" job. Until this problem is solved you will continue to struggle with high turn over rates and mediocre job performance from workers who are capable of so much more.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture and people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture with many areas to excel in. Strategy is very good to move into software sales

    Cons

    silo thinking and no clear career paths

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Lexmark: One of the best company to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Cebu City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Cebu City (Philippines)

    Pros

    Provides a lot training and development for employees. Career growth is open wide for those who are seeking and those who deserves it.

    Cons

    Environment is too relaxed and lenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are too comfy inside the working area and should be reminded and push a little harder to understand sense of urgency and responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Gives great work-life balance.

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    1.Easy access to management.
    2.Great work-life balance.
    3.More leaves

    Cons

    1.Market value of exp is limited.
    2.Quality of work is not good.

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