Logitech Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Need an overhaul

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logitech

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Fantastic Products
    - Cool new CEO with a good vision

    Cons

    - Old School thinking
    - Very high red tape!

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the system.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Branding but Weak Product Roadmap

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (7)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Logitech needs to be a more aggressive competitor.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    Downhill From Here

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    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (5)

    it was ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Logitech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    The Classic 'Good Ol' Boys Club'

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    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    management teams need a course in managing teams and depts.

  9. Helpful (3)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    A good company at heart, but some serious transitional problems. Unstable. Beware.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits, generally interesting work.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to adapt to a market where PCs are second fiddle.

    They have a pretty disastrous marketing-based approach to developing new product, so be aware you are may be entirely beholden to some marketing person who dictates how you do your job. If that person is good, it's fine. If they suck, it can be a miserable slog dealing with someone who has a mediocre grasp of the product.

    In general, I do not see the company taking the steps necessary to survive and grow. After the google TV fiasco, they cut a lot of fat and are trying to re-entrench themselves in some core businesses--and add a new line of mobile products--but there are no long-term growth prospects in mice/keyboards/webcam/speakers/etc, because the PC market as a whole is evaporating (not to mention those are all commodity markets at this point). Company has a mobile initiative that is good, but too little, too late, IMO, and consistently hampered by people stuck in 2007. Lastly, some of the businesses they're divesting are--IMO--better opportunities for the company (in part because they are complimentary to mobile), but maybe there's some business logic there I don't follow.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like a startup. Start moving quickly. Realize--and act on the realization--that you cannot fall back on your existing markets. No amount of innovation is going to bring keyboards, mice and webcams back from the dead in a world of laptops and tablets.

    End your marketing driven approach, start making your engineers first-class citizens in the design of new product. The company marginalizes some of its brightest.

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