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"Some cool products. Just an 'ok' place to work for the bay area. Work/life balance depends on which BU you're in."

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

I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good products, generally keeping ahead of the market in most business units (but only just)
Trying to do agile
Now in a new building in Newark which is night and day better than the old place
Reasonable perks - gym, discount on products, free coffee etc..

Cons

Mismanagement in recent years, layoffs, senior turnover, uncertainty. New CEO has good fundamentals but doesn't get the tech industry.
Risk averse management, especially with software investments (admittedly badly burned by the Google TV product).
Very little long term product vision.
Way too much done in India, higher risk and less control.
Weak engineering management resulting in outdated software and infrastructure.
Ridiculous hours asked of employees in working with India offices. Constant 20 x 7 fire drills
Useless HR department and terrible medical options (Cigna have the doctors no other providers want)

Advice to Management

Improve core software engineering and product management practices that enable India to function more autonomously.
Look at getting revenue from software services as well as hardware, particularly in Digital Home and Music BUs otherwise the company will slowly die.

Other Employee Reviews for Logitech

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Executives need to go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - good products
    - willing to spend on system, softwares

    Cons

    - no vision, no leadership from upper management
    - no accountability
    - focus on scholars hiring instead of real life experience
    - performance is not based on merits

    Advice to Management

    - check out the management's accomplishment - are they really worth retaining? Did you ever question why the recent restructuring wiping out entire departments after all, Logitech spent so much to implement?
    - Hold your management responsible for wasting money on retrenchment (they hired, terminated, then hired another bunch back), and on failed projects (this could be system projects as well)
    - stop hiring & Promoting relatives and friends that have absolutely no merits to the jobs


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Where is this company heading?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Overbloated salaries to senior managers and low ranking managers alike!

    Cons

    Small minded senior execs, unable to see the big picture, too uneducated to understand basic market principals at the MBA level. Execs steal other employees ideas to label as own, and this is integrated into a unhealthy 'company culture'.

    Advice to Management

    Start with mission,vision,goals. Define and reward leadership skills and stop rewarding cowardice and thieves in a frat boy environment. The basic principals of business ought to include putting customers,shareholders,employees first...or is that only for leading edge silicon valley innovative companies to abide by and honor?

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