Logitech Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
218 Reviews
3.6
218 Reviews
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Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell
Bracken Darrell
62 Ratings

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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
  • 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fairly new at Logitech, but I really like it!

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Been here almost a year, and I am very happy. Pros include working alongside really cool people in a flexible and casual work environment, with excellent benefits, and seemingly solid management that is trying really hard to steer the company in the right direction to long term stability and growth in a rapidly changing market (tablets/mobility and touchscreen are the future, PCs and mice going away, etc.).

    Cons

    Company has been shrinking to consolidate and maintain itself longterm for a strong future, so there've been a few reorgs and layoffs in the past year or two that have left people feeling a bit demoralized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly but not focused on long-term sustainability

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    Former Employee - Product Operations in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Product Operations in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Friendly people, cool products, and don't have to work too hard. Brand is truly known around the world and this is a big untapped asset that still has potential.

    Cons

    the company is not growing, is slowing shrinking, and many entrenched middle-managers are resistant to change. Still a conflict/dysfunction between centralized functions and regionalized sales structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop believing your own aspirational goals and deal with the harsh reality of the market -- make the big cuts necessary to truly make the company long-term sustainable and stable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Business Development

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but struggling to find their way in the marketplace

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people. Easy environment with good benefits. Maybe even too easy, as the results show.

    Cons

    Struggling in the market. Sr Executive leadership is not inspirational.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop passion and push people.

    Negative Outlook
  8. 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
  9.  

    Great work environment

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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 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    declining 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 ManagementAdvice

    find the new "mouse". Take more risks, not so much with big investments, but with new technology.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Bully management getting in the way of new product development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Logitech full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    However 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 ManagementAdvice

    Show 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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