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Logitech Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
228 Reviews
3.6
228 Reviews
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Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell
Bracken Darrell
68 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like the level of work I'm assigned, and I appreciate a very good work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Logitech has a very strong history of innovation and great products (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is thing that seizes to exist in this company (in 8 reviews)

  • Poor senior management, more interested in personal importance than really growing the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need an overhaul

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logitech

    Pros

    - Fantastic Products
    - Cool new CEO with a good vision

    Cons

    - Old School thinking
    - Very high red tape!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the system.

    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Branding but Weak Product Roadmap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Logitech as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for marketing folks. Strong brand ID and resilient marketing organization. They treat their product packaging like art and the creation process works. Lots of smart and loyal people work at this company. They let people jump around into new jobs which is good for personal growth of better performers.

    Cons

    No answer for touch technology which is a threat to the legacy peripheral business. Poor business planning as they run a very high percentage of contract workforce via 3rd party's. Furthermore contractors are treated as second class citizens. Hence a very hostile and disrespectful work atmosphere. Product planning comes down to which new commodity gadgets coming out of CES that they can slap their logo on and go to market in 90 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The follower strategy of slapping logos on ODM designs is not going to grow this company. Acquire an agile company with some intellectual property that is scalable. Strive to be the leader at CES not the follower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Unsure of their future direction. For now, still a mouse company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very casual atmosphere, healthy balance sheet, trying to adapt to the modern tech world. Benefits are good, and vacation time is competitive. You can learn a lot here that will help you at your next job.

    Cons

    Logitech recently changed the Newark office environment to an "open office", which basically means no offices, no cubes. Everyone sits in rows of 30" x 60" tables, with a rolling file cabinet. This is supposed to help us collaborate, but it is noisy, distracting and depressing. It was actually done to reduce leased space.

    The mantra here is small company, big products. This means that each person is getting more responsibility, as head count is reduced. Work/life balance is terrible. Actually taking vacation time is almost impossible. Most people I work with have maxed their vacation days and are burning them because they can't take time off.

    Logitech is multinational and will shift every task to Asia if possible, so expect to work long hours to work in multiple time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Logitech needs to be a more aggressive competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Downhill From Here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products, great people, until Google TV fiasco. Since then, it's been all downhill.

    Cons

    Long-term, inexperienced management. Poor senior management, more interested in personal importance than really growing the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire senior level. Strengthen the board with some active members who really care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    it was ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Logitech

    Pros

    it was an ok place to work. I will not work there again. Will not recommend. The management is bad.

    Cons

    it was an ok place to work. I will not work there again. Will not recommend. The management is bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Classic 'Good Ol' Boys Club'

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice balance of work, life. There are fun, talented people that work there, but there are also people that should be let go immediately -- Logitech rarely fires people.

    Cons

    Some people in executive roles, are not really the executive/professional type...some of these people appear and behave that they'd more likely be a used-car salesman than an exectuive at Logitech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the leading competitors to see what the norms are, and where the improvement needs to come from.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exhausting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Domestic and International travel, nice office building and environment

    Cons

    Incompetent management and brand managers with no prior experience, lack of budget, behind the trend of new technology, constantly trying to keep up with competitors. No compensation or recognition in reviews for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management teams need a course in managing teams and depts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gym facility is the best one. Other than that, nothing else worth your while.

    Cons

    Bad location where you can socialize with people in the industry, bad politics where a** kisser will get promoted, bad pay where you will get below average, and bad company where no new products that people will buy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of changes but nothing that points to any growth or strategy

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    Current Employee - Marketing Project Manager, GMO in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Manager, GMO in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Logitech is a pretty easy place to work. Work hours are flexible, benefits are good, people are nice and the products are fun.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of employee engagement which can make getting things done difficult and frustrating. This might be because the strategy keeps on changing. Or it could be because there are rarely key decision makers defined. Every decision seems to be rethought and then changed from the bottom all the way to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to decide what type of company you want to be and then empower the correct employees to make it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Business Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Newark, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Logitech designs outstanding hardware peripherals for PCs and mobile platforms in terms of look, feel and function.
    Opportunity to work with very talented engineers and product managers.
    Chance to work in a highly multi-cultural environment both in the U.S. and sites worldwide.

    Cons

    Logitech continues to go through hard times. Ongoing softness in the PC market has resulted in continued depressed sales of PC peripherals, Logitech's core business.
    As a result it has become a rather stressful place to work, especially owing to several rounds of layoffs which have occurred over the past year.
    Logitech tends to invest in products but not sufficiently in sustained marketing programs for market development or to compete effectively against entrenched players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain laser focus and invest in marketing and brand building in growth businesses (e.g. wearable and portable devices for music; Logitech for Business). BTW, Guerrino De Luca is no longer the CEO. It's Bracken Darrell who took over in January of 2013. Hence my rating below refers to him, not Guerrino.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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