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"Lexmark"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Good company to work for. Really enjoyed working here. Also lexington is a small and a nice place to live.

Cons

As I said not much to do in a small town like lexington, ky. Also it snows for like 4 months.

Other Employee Reviews for Lexmark International

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    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, KY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice area to live

    Cons

    No room for growth and long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful of all people


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    "A Job not a Career"

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    Current Employee - Not Sales in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Not Sales in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a number of great people at Brainware and the software really helps customers achieve significant benefits for their operations.

    Cons

    Working at Brainware is just a job, not a career. This is fine for some people, but for those with motivation they will quickly learn that upper management either doesn't understand that people want growth or they just don't care. Most people are overlooked for promotions as new positions almost always go to new outside people. Related to that is the policy of only giving raises to 1/3 of the employees every year. Supposedly it is the top performers, but since there is no defined criteria, it is subjective at best. You will likely never see a pay raise at all during your time at Brainware. Lastly, new titles/promotions are given only to the close circle of people around the CEO. New titles are so freely thrown around with this small group, that frequently they don't even bother to have internal announcements. Altogether, it is not ucommon to see people standing around in the hallways talking on their cell phones to other companies as they look for new jobs.

    As a side note, you will be expected to pay for all of your work travel out of your own money. They are pretty good at turning around reimbursements, but you should know that you will likely have at least a couple of thousand dollars of money you need to shell out during any given month.

    Advice to Management

    At a bare minimum, get at least one person on the executive team that has been to business school. It is very frustrating to see classic management mistakes made over and over again, and allowing issues to fester until a customer complains is just plain embarrasing. You also need to quit comparing how you run the business to how you sell cars. Especially in sales, you need to pick another model/analogy. There are some good car businesses out there, but in general no one wants to purposely consider their software business to be the same as selling cars (e.g., deal desk).

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