Lexmark Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Lexmark President, CEO, and Director Paul A. Rooke
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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. Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lexmark

    Pros

    People, facility, location, benefits, equipment

    Cons

    Parking, parking, parking, parking, parking

  2. A place that encourages learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to help each other out
    Laid back environment
    Printers provide technical challenges that you wouldn't expect
    Printers deal with a little bit of everything (chemistry, chemE, mechE, MatSci, physics, electricity, programming, etc) and therefore is a great place to start your career (maybe not stay in it for so long)
    Flexible schedule/Unlimited paid vacations

    Cons

    On the printer side of things, it feels a little less innovative than it could be

  3. Lexmark is a great place to work and learn.

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

    I have been working at Lexmark

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Day to day can be very demanding at times, but Lexmark takes a modern approach to work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes lacks clear direction. Could use more defined processes.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards better execution plans

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  5. Large Company with small company leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive

    I worked at Lexmark full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Above average base salary.

    Cons

    Terrible on-boarding. Very small minded leadership. Capped commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a vested interest in your people. Some people are different and therefore require different management/leadership to obtain the desired results. Dont manage everyone the same.

  6. Overall good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Lexmark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional growth, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Printing business had been on a long-term decline

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment of vision and strategy with individual / department goals and objectives

  7. Helpful (2)

    Lexmark is a big company that would like to act like a small nimble player but doesn't know how

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development
    Current Employee - Product Development

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and they offer some technology challenges for engineers

    Cons

    The management has become spoiled by the high profits from selling toner and does not understand how new business get started. They have been aquisitioning software companies because they have become incapable of fostering internal startup businesses.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to be entrepreneurial, then you need to put an infrastructure in place to support startup activities and put in place a board of advisors that can advise them on how to be successful.

  8. Rigorous PMO.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Lexmark

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and well-educated employees at Lexmark.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesion among departments.

  9. Work there only if you need the money

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pay is very good for the region of the country, they benchmark themselves against other tech companies that are frequently in higher cost-of-living locations
    - There are some very bright people working there but they are generally not in management

    Cons

    - Promotions are based upon political skill rather than technical prowess
    - They really don't care about their employees, they continue to employ a large share of contractors for years on end. Full-time regular employees complained about this for years and management continues to do nothing.
    - This is a techno company and marketing is an afterthought. If you're going into marketing expect to be a second-class citizen.
    - Continual downsizing events.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and take a good look at who you're promoting and why. Look at marketing at least as an equal to the technical side.

  10. Lexmark treated me OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid Back, and unlimited vacation

    Cons

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

  11. 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 Management

    Update the care of your employees

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