Logitech Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
209 Reviews
3.6
209 Reviews
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Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell
Bracken Darrell
55 Ratings

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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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  1. 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 for 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
  2. 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 for 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6. 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 for 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
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company whose current direction is concerning.

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer III  in  Camas, WA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer III in Camas, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Some really good people, both personally and professionally. Makes interesting products. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance isn't great. Not as much of a meritocracy as it claims. Site management can be indecisive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work with very bright people in a very challenging turnaround situation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Logitech full-time

    Pros

    Work environment, benefits, collaborative atmosphere from a global perspective.

    Cons

    HQ/Western Region relationship has historically been contentious, adversarial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker to recognize the writing on the wall about dying categories. Focus less on churning out new iterations of mice/keyboards and more on game-changing mobile/audio products/services. Already starting to see moves in the right direction (finally got rid of Quindlen), but probably a bit too late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture and overall environment. Got lots of opportunities to suggest and pursue projects, management is very flexible and progressive.

    Cons

    Less aggressive in terms of business drive, need to onboard and attract smarter talent for pushing the limits even further. Salary should be somewhat higher than presently offerred.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company, Poor Managment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Logitech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, relaxed company culture knows how to have fun, good amount of time off. Logitech excels in its core categories (mice, keyboards), it is just a shame that poor management is keeping it from truly innovating in other areas.

    Cons

    Management is slow to make decisions which negatively impacts business. The company has made some bad bets and under-funded and promoted certain categories which it is now trying to sell off. Not sure how much longer the company can rely on selling mice and keyboards when we are now living in a touchscreen world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your working level people to make more decisions and react to changes in the market faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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