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You won't love working at Lexmark, but there is a chance that you won't hate it

Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Lexington, KY

ProsGreat cost-of-living in Lexington, KY, which is a beautiful city (horses, bourbon, and basketball!). Great pay considering such low cost-of-living. With the right manager, work hours can be very flexible. A good first-line manager can make make your daily job something you enjoy. Lots of very good, likable people to work around. Benefits are above average (health, 401K).

ConsLots of big corporation politics. Not all first-line managers are very good and a bad one will make your daily job miserable. Very few A players in middle to upper management and this trickles down. Management communication is horrible with misinformation and inability to clearly communicate the vision. Decision making is by committee so, everything is slooooowwww. Layoffs are way too frequent so, people are ousted to save money yet the company continues to give away their cash reserves to the stock dividend; a baffling strategy for a company with a shrinking market cap. The corporate culture is toxic in general. Promotions are almost always time-based and not merit-based. The best people do not become leaders so, be prepared to take orders from someone that you don't understand how they got to that position. Lots and lots and lots of meetings equal very little actual work from the majority of "leaders".

Advice to Senior ManagementRealistically, there is no advice that you can give to upper management that they would listen to.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Time to move

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Lexmark as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Excellent fun loving work environment, casual clothes & language. Flexible hours ( based on your manager & team). Book… Cons: Sudden layoffs & high attrition. All people who can find jobs elsewhere are slowly leaving the sinking boat before their day comes. Contracted workers for for… Advice to Senior Management: Many people were laid off ( not just from inkjet division ) when management clearly said no layoffs and was in hiring ( more contractors)… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Never received a raise

    Support Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at Lexmark full-time for more than 5 years


    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… Advice to Senior Management: I understand the company has had hard times. There was a hiring freeze in effect… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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