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Logitech Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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Logitech President and Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell
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  • Work/life balance is nonexistent (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor middle and upper management communication leading to churn (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Finance bad culture, however overall good company culture"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great CEO that is well liked by almost everyone

    Cons

    Horrible finance culture and no career growth in finance; too much drama and self-promotion going on by a select few in finance team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create great products
    Improve finance culture by removing the drama/self-promoters that detract from having a top finance team that would enable Logi to grow faster and more profitably in the the future


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Logitech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is very competitive. Due to high turnover salary can be negotiated up due to constant need for new hires.

    Cons

    Poor/weak management. A lot of middle managers, but very few leaders/mentors. Extremely high turnover combined with recent layoffs led to an environment of insecurity and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Need more leaders and fewer micro-managers.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Finance Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castro Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castro Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Logitech (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, wonderful dedicated employees who care about what they do. Group pulls together and help each other when work gets backlogged.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are not really there, pay is below market. Employees work long hours for weeks or months on end including weekends. I hope they work to change the workload of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the employee workload, if the majority of the team is working long hours, it maybe time to increase headcount.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "A lot of hype talk around growth areas but the "core" - mice and keyboards are ultimately driving decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing design. Cool products. Strong engineering.

    Cons

    Sales/marketing and growth businesses understaffed and underfunded. Lack of scale in quality assurance and customer care. Poor return on acquisitions investments (e.g. LifeSize)

    Advice to Management

    Truly act as a small business. Put more wood behind the growth arrows. Reward/retain team members that care about and drive the business vs. those that are motivated by politics/career moves


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Branding but Weak Product Roadmap"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Logitech as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for marketing folks. Strong brand ID and resilient marketing organization. They treat their product packaging like art and the creation process works. Lots of smart and loyal people work at this company. They let people jump around into new jobs which is good for personal growth of better performers.

    Cons

    No answer for touch technology which is a threat to the legacy peripheral business. Poor business planning as they run a very high percentage of contract workforce via 3rd party's. Furthermore contractors are treated as second class citizens. Hence a very hostile and disrespectful work atmosphere. Product planning comes down to which new commodity gadgets coming out of CES that they can slap their logo on and go to market in 90 days.

    Advice to Management

    The follower strategy of slapping logos on ODM designs is not going to grow this company. Acquire an agile company with some intellectual property that is scalable. Strive to be the leader at CES not the follower.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Unsure of their future direction. For now, still a mouse company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very casual atmosphere, healthy balance sheet, trying to adapt to the modern tech world. Benefits are good, and vacation time is competitive. You can learn a lot here that will help you at your next job.

    Cons

    Logitech recently changed the Newark office environment to an "open office", which basically means no offices, no cubes. Everyone sits in rows of 30" x 60" tables, with a rolling file cabinet. This is supposed to help us collaborate, but it is noisy, distracting and depressing. It was actually done to reduce leased space.

    The mantra here is small company, big products. This means that each person is getting more responsibility, as head count is reduced. Work/life balance is terrible. Actually taking vacation time is almost impossible. Most people I work with have maxed their vacation days and are burning them because they can't take time off.

    Logitech is multinational and will shift every task to Asia if possible, so expect to work long hours to work in multiple time zones.

    Advice to Management

    Logitech needs to be a more aggressive competitor.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Downhill From Here"

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    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Logitech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products, great people, until Google TV fiasco. Since then, it's been all downhill.

    Cons

    Long-term, inexperienced management. Poor senior management, more interested in personal importance than really growing the company.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire senior level. Strengthen the board with some active members who really care.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The Classic 'Good Ol' Boys Club'"

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

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice balance of work, life. There are fun, talented people that work there, but there are also people that should be let go immediately -- Logitech rarely fires people.

    Cons

    Some people in executive roles, are not really the executive/professional type...some of these people appear and behave that they'd more likely be a used-car salesman than an exectuive at Logitech.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the leading competitors to see what the norms are, and where the improvement needs to come from.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Exhausting."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Domestic and International travel, nice office building and environment

    Cons

    Incompetent management and brand managers with no prior experience, lack of budget, behind the trend of new technology, constantly trying to keep up with competitors. No compensation or recognition in reviews for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    management teams need a course in managing teams and depts.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym facility is the best one. Other than that, nothing else worth your while.

    Cons

    Bad location where you can socialize with people in the industry, bad politics where a** kisser will get promoted, bad pay where you will get below average, and bad company where no new products that people will buy.


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