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Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, can be flexible (in 127 reviews)

  • Pleasant day-to-day work environment (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good Work-Life balance. Good products. Salaries at a National scale in a low cost of living location in Lexington, KY.

    Cons

    Currently there are some unknowns due to the pending purchase of Lexmark by a consortium of Chinese companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the strategy to grow software, solutions and services to compensate for the reduction in printer revenue.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The pre-Kofax days were great"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lenexa, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation, great 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Software side (formerly Perceptive Software) now being managed by Kofax in anticipation of selloff. Substantial layoffs in preparation for the sale. Substantial culture change from old days.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok experience not really great."

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World wide company with several entities
    Around the world. Unlimited vacation, matching contribution, small size company , lay back type

    Cons

    Uncertainty with the company being bought
    Too much politics. Bonus really small vs the market
    Hard to get promote. Very rare!
    Country mentality, no vision
    People get out of college ,got their first job at Lexmark and stay there until they retire

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "So much changed in a short period of time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexmark International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is heavily preached
    Good 401k match
    Great pay in comparison to local market
    Lots of good people
    Cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    Bad morale
    Lots of management layers
    No upward mobility - hard to move to a different job
    Constant pressure to win

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest asset. The company is struggling and people are scared. Do your best to be honest. Your number one worry should be the company morale. Also, look past middle management and pay attention to those who are actually doing the work.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "It used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lexmark International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, environment and benefits were the best things about Lexmark. Worked with very talented people who wanted to drive good products. After being taken over by Kofax, all of what was good about working there was extinguished.

    Cons

    Kofax CEO drove away good employees and held the door open for everyone else to walk out. It was hard to be productive when the CEO tells you there is no incentive, just be grateful you have a job. The business hasn't been stabl in years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like they don't matter. Belittling questions during company meetings in regards to a majority of people being laid off showed that you're an axe man and don't care. Then turn around and let the company know YOU will be ok through all of this, we have families to support and don't have millions of dollars waiting for us with company buy outs like you do.


  7. "Good if you r from kolkata"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR policies , work life balance is good

    Cons

    Orthodox work culture, very slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded , need to improve the management skill of managers


  8. "Be Ready for Change"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Software Support Specialist in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Enterprise Software Support Specialist in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Growing, Relaxed Culture, Good People

    Cons

    Fast Growing = Lots of Change -- Downsizing and reorgs seem to be a constant thing over the past 2 years.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best people I've worked with"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexmark International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I first started I couldn't ask for a better place to work, company and culture were everything I was searching for.

    Cons

    Since the sell, the culture has greatly declined and many of the people I loved working with are no longer there.

    Advice to Management

    Management has always been great! No advice for them. If you're fortunate enough to work with any of them, you'll know why everyone loves them.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Done. So very, very *done*"

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

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

    Pros

    It was once a great place, with scrappy people and a "satisfy the customer" attitude.

    Cons

    Geeze. Where to begin?

    Strategically, the company has no place to go. Print is dying, quickly. Moreover, companies that *are* buying print aren't using consumables like they once did. The Imaging R&D can't justify its budget, so expect cuts every year from now on, if not every quarter.

    That last flight of super-expensive devices went "thud" in the market, didn't it? You didn't need to develop it in the *FIRST PLACE*, but you needed to justify that R&D budget for another 5 years.

    The software business is a mess and will be sold-off for pennies on the dollar. The "Phoenix Kofax" will still be run by its megalomanical CEO. That pernicious potentate thinks he's another Steve Jobs, so act accordingly employees.

    Then there's management. Choose your metaphor: Lifeboat...melting iceberg...sinking ship. Whatever the case, they keep kicking out people who disagreed with them, so the standard cadre of sycophants are left. Hopefully APEX gets that and has cleaned house, but who knows?

    Advice to Management

    You're no longer wasting shareholder money and time, so congrats. You succeeded in living off consumables profits waiting for the music to stop. It's stopped.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Not much life left. Future strategy is a long shot. Older employees forced to step aside."

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    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers. Unlimited vacation is awesome. Flexible work as needed. Good tools and technology are generally available. Lexington is a decent place to live.

    Cons

    Dying. Upper management always seems to "know what best" and demotes anyone who doesn't agree. Some directors at this tech company can't even use a computer beyond basic email, but they are setting the vision?!

    Most people recognize the new strategy as what drove our inkjet business into the ground, now being repackaged to do the same for our laser business.

    Many solid managers dismissed and replaced with youngsters who don't know what they are doing. I was recently told that if you are over 45, don't bother trying to have any sort of career path (especially if you are male) - those spots are reserved for the chosen few.

    Advice to Management

    Build a winning team and stop the ageism!


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