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"Time to move"

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Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Lexmark International as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Excellent fun loving work environment, casual clothes & language.
Flexible hours ( based on your manager & team).
Book clubs and discussion groups, people willing to grow.
All employees are fairly accessible but unhealthy competition is on rise.

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 over 10 year, without any growth opportunity and dismissal pay hike.
Not many other career opportunities in the Lexington area.
Veteran developers, fairly recently move in to agile, most people effectively work less than 4 hours per day. Lot of time people email or "check in" code at odd times (9 PM - 4 AM) just to show how hard they work.
Firmware teams consider all other teams as low life, management hardly believes in the solution / print services products. Printer market is on downward spiral, everybody is waiting for hell to freeze over.

Advice to Management

Many people were laid off ( not just from inkjet division ) when management clearly said no layoffs and was in hiring ( more contractors) mode. It is now hard to trust managers and every one thinks that Lexmark is going down in less than 10 years once all the vendor - laser contracts expires. Lot of 'average' performers / new contract hires from many teams were laid off while those close to management were retained. The software solutions (document management) that Lexmark is pursuing is not used internally, other companies have already failed in print services. Management has lost focus heard that they want to enter market of Unstructured Device Management ( health care sector ), another hiring and firing round.

Other Employee Reviews for Lexmark International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great projects, poor upper middle management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The projects are challenging, great people to work with both in terms of personality and capability, first level management can be very interactive while maintaining a low maintenance approach. The right manager can be extremely grateful for hard work and will make an effort to help you with work/life balance and career development. Very flexible with personal life issues as they arise. Great place for mechanical engineers to hone their craft.

    Cons

    Advancement more about "time put in" than true performance. A few people are inept and sheltered from cutbacks. No raises lately so monetary motivation is severely lacking. Recent layoffs displayed a decided lack of planning from upper middle management. The industry is DYING. Outsourcing of components is shrinking the need for materials, chemical, and research engineers. No real performance management. Can be overly understanding to those with kids while demanding of those without. Advancement will probably take a significant hit during these lean times.

    Advice to Management

    Install a performance management system. Embrace lean and better design approaches. Better planning for future focus. Its too late to lose your conservative approach so the information technology industry will eventually pass you by. Leverage the young talent to rock the boat for new innovation. Provide raises, extra vacation, anything to motivate people. You appear to DESIRE significant attrition.


  2. "Frustrating"

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    Former Contractor - Receptionisht in Ashburn Farm, VA
    Former Contractor - Receptionisht in Ashburn Farm, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lexmark International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, some good people,

    Cons

    Very poor work ethics. lots of profanity

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the little people

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