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Logitech Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.2 191 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Bracken Darrell

(44 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great health benefits and lots of flexibility for a good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great products with more on the way (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be better (in 7 reviews)

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

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    Good company, sub par management alignment. Too many Directors/VP's.....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOn site cafeteria, location and Halloween for certain! By far the best Halloween at any company I've been with. Really cool products that I still use today.

    ConsIn a big company like Logitech, it is difficult to effect meaningful change without having to go through so many roadblocks. Salaries are low. Middle managers do not promote their employees, most are also not open to suggestions. This company would benefit from 360 review process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Very mixed bag

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStock price has increased a lot in the last year (but is it just cost cutting?); cool music products; truly global company; people take pride in our products

    ConsPhony culture change - posters have changed, but little else; frequent layoffs; lack of career development; no lack of internal politics, despite the claim that this has changed; training does not exist at all; budgets are under extreme scrutiny, which makes everything more bureaucratic and burdensome

    Advice to Senior Managementbring more and better talent in the door!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company's C level executives are doing a pretty good job, considering the tough market

    Manager (Current Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsMost of my coworkers are friendly and easy to work with.

    ConsIt is a consensus driving company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great products, poor organization.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood discount on products, including a twice yearly garage sale. Innovative technology, resulting in great product offerings and group loyalty. Great people at the project level, pulling together to get product out the door despite constant change from the executive level. International feel with offices in Switzerland, China and US.

    ConsThe Marketing group is unorganized and poorly run, with little or no direction from the executive level. Product groups are silo'd and create conflict and overlap in terms of corporate identity and resources, with no strong direction from above. Executive decisions are often illogical and ineffective, and continually change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the customer in mind, bring together all the silo'd product groups.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsGood benefits, work-life balance, better than industry salary

    ConsTime for some old time Senior Executives to step out. Lack of career opportunities. Not much lateral move either. Nothing to motivate the employees. HR has become a bystander and doesn't add any value. Not taking care of the good employees who are leaving one by one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are still fat across the top management in all departments. Identify them and let them go. Some of them are just waiting to be kicked out so they can get a package.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a good run

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for consumer electronics space. Mid size.

    ConsWork life balance can be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenged company with still some good $ resources + old-fashioned management

    Not Disclosed (Former Employee) Fremont, CA

    Pros"Win" attitude. Smart people (but many leaving...). Still quite a solid cash position giving some flexibility to make the right choices.

    ConsSeveral old-fashioned Sr. executives accountable for Logitech challenged situation are still in the company. Many new executives from very large companies make things worse (affect agility). Some of them are just average in their positions. Rising superstars already left the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain top talents (top issue). Work-out a more solid turnaround strategy. Challenged core business requires more disruptive innovation in other areas + more risk-taking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A once great company struggling to re-define itself

    Director (Former Employee) Newark, CA

    ProsThe opportunity to work with talented product managers, designers and engineers who are extremely passionate about great product design. Logitech designs the best looking, feeling and functioning peripherals, bar none. This being said, to quote former CEO Guerrino De Luca "we are cooks not farmers." In other words, Logitech is good at marrying technologies with exquisite human interface. It is not particularly good at inventing new technologies.
    The company, traditionally, has been good at riding the waves though sometimes it gets there too early. Example: it invented Spotlight five years too early before broadband had reached critical mass. Five years later, YouTube came along at the right time.
    Logitech offers a highly multicultural work environment giving you the opportunity to work with interesting people from all over the world and travel to company sites across multiple continents (role dependent).
    Historically, the company treated its employees very well and morale was high. Though this has changed dramatically in recent years.

    ConsSince the company has fallen on hard times in the past few years the employees have come to feel less and less like the company had their best interest in mind. As a result morale and employee loyalty have dropped significantly.
    While Logitech has designed and produced great products over the years, and has been good at catching waves, it typically has not been particularly good in developing new markets. Investment in marketing and brand development have been lacking.
    Management over the last 7 years focused on too many opportunities. As a result it missed the opportunity to focus on a select few at the right time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've laid off enough people now. Presumably you have or are about to hit bottom. Pick a "couple" of opportunities and double down on them. If one of them is mobile music devices, which I believe it is, then you'll need to quadruple down on it as your competition is already investing tons and has been for years now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Newark, CA

    Prosvery supportive management, good work-life balance, good benefits, highly competent co-workers, interesting projects,

    Consdeclining industry (PC accessories), Logitech has been struggling to find a new product line to take on the profitable big role that the declining mouse/keyboard business is beginning to leave

    Advice to Senior Managementfind the new "mouse". Take more risks, not so much with big investments, but with new technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bully management getting in the way of new product development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany has some excellent people with great ideas. New products, especially those in the new mobility area show great promise.

    ConsHowever certain product groups neglect their primary focus of developing quality products within cost parameters and instead reach to other departments where they have no expertise and run havoc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow some backbone and get rid of power hungry product development heads and show the rest of the company that company performance comes ahead of personalities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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