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2 days ago

Intern, Business Intelligence Engineer – new

Logitech Newark, CA

Move fast. Speak up. Decide and own. Drive change. Exceed customer needs. These are some of the winning behaviors youll need for success at Logitech… Logitech


30+ days ago

Web Project Manager

Logitech Newark, CA

• Establish Web project scope by studying strategic business drivers; discovering and validating business and technical requirements and parameters… Logitech


2 days ago

Developer Advocate – new

Logitech Newark, CA

You will have daily contact with game developers both Household names and the small Indie titles. That is not a problem because you love talking to… Logitech


30+ days ago

Intern, Marketing and Smartphone Accessories

Logitech Newark, CA

marketing and social media. The candidate will work with the product and marketing communications team to: • Help design and execute digital… Logitech


30+ days ago

Intern, Software Test Automation Engineering

Logitech Newark, CA

The Harmony App is available in both Android and iOS platforms. The objective of the internship is to automate the testing of all major features of… Logitech


30+ days ago

Sr. Manager of Global Social Media

Logitech Newark, CA

Reporting to and working closely alongside the Senior Director of External Communications, the Sr. Manager of Global Social Media will be responsible… Logitech


30+ days ago

Mobile Developer

Logitech Newark, CA

Written any killer apps lately? We are looking a passionate gamer who also writes great code. You will be part of our Gaming Software team who focus… Logitech


30+ days ago

Sr. Storage Platform Engineer

Logitech Newark, CA

The Sr. IT Platform Engineer will support existing and future IT Platforms. Current platforms to be support include: • Internal systems and… Logitech


30+ days ago

Design Researcher

Logitech Newark, CA

The Role: Design Strategy and Innovation Who you are You are a T-shaped person. You are either an industrial designer, a social scientist, a… Logitech


9 days ago

Intern, Design Communications

Logitech Newark, CA

winning behaviors youll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will: • Plan a communication calendar with Internal… Logitech


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    The worst company I have ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting products. Most of my immediate team members were fantastic- but almost all are looking for new jobs.

    Cons

    This is the worst company I have ever worked for- and I came here from a company voted Worst Company in America two years in a row. Wholly incompetent leadership at the C-level that trickles down. I've heard it said that A-level people hire A-level people- but B and C level people hire C and D level people in order to feel superior to someone, and the latter is definitely the work culture here. A lot of rhetoric about "acting like a start-up"- an impossibility for a 30+ year old company, especially one that does not offer the benefits or perks of working for a start-up- at an offsite, we were told that we were all expected to work long hours and wear multiple hats (with no equity or other start-up benefits). Upper management in fact does not know what acting like a start up means: in a recent blog post from the CEO, he mentioned that from a recent momentum survey it seemed like a lot of people were confused about what that meant- and that at the leadership level THEY knew what it meant- but what did WE think it meant? This pretty transparently signaled that they didn't know- and were in fact crowdsourcing from their own employees for cues. We were recently moved to an awful open-office configuration, which the C-level seemed to spend more time on than fixing actual company problems. We were also fed the line that it was to make more collaboration possible- my team in fact got moved further away from each other in the new arrangement, whereas we'd been able to turn around and talk to each other when we were in cubes, we now could no longer even see each other. The open-office arrangement was actually a cost-cutting solution to get all employees into one building but fed to us as some sort of start-up culture garbage.

    I have also never worked anywhere where politics were as fully and awfully transparent. Many individuals are clearly only interested in their own advancement and perceived "power". I had to work with people who clearly did not have the skill-set or basic competence for their positions and ended up doing extra work to clean up after them- they had only been hired or promoted due to being some executive's pet as their only work skills appeared to be making an executive feel important. In addition, management frequently makes questionable and illogical decisions. Those who question these decisions with logic, metrics, or even common sense are moved to other business units, demoted, or laid off.

    The work hours are awful due to working with all regions across the world and being expected to conform to their schedules. It is not uncommon in one day to have a 6am meeting with Europe that you need to be in the office for, and an 8pm meeting with Asia, and to be called multiple times on the weekend in the middle of the night by Asia.

    Employees are very obviously extremely demotivated, depressed, and looking for new jobs. As I had always loved Logitech products before going to work there, it saddened me greatly to see the reality of how awful things actually were in the company. I only worked there a year and saw many great coworkers depart, and also 6 layoffs, many of which were conducted secretly and subversively, and not communicated out (in one meeting I mentioned a process may be slower due to someone being laid off two weeks ago, only to have almost everyone in the room express surprise- "No wonder he hasn't been replying to my emails!")

    Additionally, towards the end of my time there, I was told that I had been expected to have been doing a whole other completely different job that I did not even have an applicable skill-set or experience in, in addition to the job I was already doing despite the fact that it had never been communicated to me (and it was acknowledged that this was never communicated to me- apparently psychic powers are also something employees at Logitech are supposed to have). Thankfully this was around the time I already knew I had an offer from a better company coming- but if there ever was a nail in the coffin, that was it. I would never recommend anyone go work here. In fact, when I was leaving, a friend went to go interview here despite my advice to her not to (she was hoping a different business group would not have the same issues I was experiencing) and immediately afterward she told me I had been right, and that the dysfunction and toxicity of the work environment had been readily apparent from one on-site interview alone.

    I whole-heartedly do not recommend anyone go work here and hope that members of my team will all be successful in their current job-searches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a complete rehaul as the current C-level is not equipped in any way to effectively handle a turnaround. Stop wasting time on lying to your employees about start-up culture and open-office spaces- spend time on fixing the contentious relationship between regions, stop making the business units compete against each other, and fix the horrible problems in procurement. Stop promoting brown-nosing people who have not demonstrated applicable job skills. In fact- the board should just outright replace the entire C-level.

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