Logitech - Great place to work, but struggling to find their way in the marketplace | Glassdoor
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"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
Negative Outlook

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 Management

Develop passion and push people.

Other Employee Reviews for Logitech

  1. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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