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Logitech Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
228 Reviews
3.6
228 Reviews
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Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell
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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. 6 people found this helpful  

    They're trying...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and earnest...company is eager to be "more" (although unclear what "more" looks like or how they'll get there)

    Cons

    Despite the "move fast" and "speak up" "winning behaviors," Logitech has a while to get there -- and hoping they do. This is not a fast-moving environment as far as results and productivity, although it is in terms of changes that tend to be unexplained and under thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people with the energy/drive you need and then try to change them to complacent employees... don't oversell. Be realistic about how you operate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sacrificing major processes and quality.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had great Product Lifecycle Management process, prior branding image, cool products.

    Cons

    Threw away Product Lifecycle Management process with major downsizing, cut away major Corp Quality org, losing brand image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to core processes, product, and people values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logitech

    Pros

    On 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.

    Cons

    In 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.

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

    Very mixed bag

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stock 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

    Cons

    Phony 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 ManagementAdvice

    bring more and better talent in the door!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It is a consensus driving company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great products, poor organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logitech full-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep the customer in mind, bring together all the silo'd product groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great 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

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

    Cons

    Time 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's been a good run

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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 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance can be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Not Disclosed in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Not Disclosed in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Several 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A once great company struggling to re-define itself

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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)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

    You'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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