Lexmark

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Lexmark Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Lexmark – Boulder – “Lexmark in Boulder, CO”

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3.1 78 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke

Paul A. Rooke

(38 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 company with a legacy from IBM of treating employees with respect

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

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

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    Focused and smart.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementExpand on embracing new technology by incorporating more remote working opportunities.

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

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    Corporate strategy in transition

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work for

    Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Prosa quiet place, good opportunity and challenge

    Consproducts is facing dramatic falling demand

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsGood place to start career

    ConsNot much growth opportunities in this area other than this company

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    Awesome Starting Pad

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) 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 Senior ManagementThis 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lexmark: We're always working...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lexington, KY

    ProsLexmark 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementClearly 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Conssilo thinking and no clear career paths

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lexmark: One of the best company to work at.

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Cebu City (Philippines)

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

    ConsEnvironment is too relaxed and lenient.

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

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

     

    Gives great work-life balance.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1.Easy access to management.
    2.Great work-life balance.
    3.More leaves

    Cons1.Market value of exp is limited.
    2.Quality of work is not good.

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