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"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
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Lexmark International full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

a quiet place, good opportunity and challenge

Cons

products is facing dramatic falling demand

Other Employee Reviews for Lexmark International

  1. "Top Heavy and Tipping Over"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the employees are fantastic human beings. Staff is focused on doing the right thing regardless of the poor direction they receive.

    Cons

    Department that I worked in had one director (or above) for every two and a half staff. Many of the directors (with high incentive compensation) had no direct reports. One thing for sure directors had clean backs... "Self Service" Human Resources was run by cost cutting in-human management.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and start over this time with proven track record leadership (not IBM cast-offs)


  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 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).

    Cons

    Lots 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 Management

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

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