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Logitech Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company. Great people. Great products."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's incredible to be surrounded with people who are passionate and care about what they do - designing and delivering amazing products. The recent open environment work spaces are just one example of how the company is transforming how we collaborate and how we work - it's so refreshing. You can feel the transformation underway. Can't wait to see what's next.

    Cons

    I'm a happy camper. N/A.

    Advice to Management

    Continue inspiring and leading us to be the best at what we do.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Brilliant minds, great products, bad politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Camas, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Logitech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation, great benefits, fun environment, exciting work, great perks, awesome people (intelligent and friendly)

    Cons

    Politics in upper management; bad decisions regarding product lines means lots of time wasted developing great things which never saw the light of day

    Advice to Management

    Research the big picture


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fun workplace, great people, and nice benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logitech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome managers. Supportive team. Love coming to work. Managers let us own projects. Great employment growth potential!!!!! Cool products, especially the UE Boom! I also love the new building compared to the old one...I like that we moved all moved from two buildings to one building recently too.

    There's a company huddle every week where the CEO speaks at too with free raffles!

    Cons

    Open space area can get noisy and distracting, but at least I can talk to others easier. More collaboration. It's good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    None so far. Great job, Bracken.


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  5. Helpful (16)

    "The worst company I have ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products. Most of my immediate team members were fantastic- but almost all are looking for new jobs.

    Cons

    This is the worst company I have ever worked for- and I came here from a company voted Worst Company in America two years in a row. Wholly incompetent leadership at the C-level that trickles down. I've heard it said that A-level people hire A-level people- but B and C level people hire C and D level people in order to feel superior to someone, and the latter is definitely the work culture here. A lot of rhetoric about "acting like a start-up"- an impossibility for a 30+ year old company, especially one that does not offer the benefits or perks of working for a start-up- at an offsite, we were told that we were all expected to work long hours and wear multiple hats (with no equity or other start-up benefits). Upper management in fact does not know what acting like a start up means: in a recent blog post from the CEO, he mentioned that from a recent momentum survey it seemed like a lot of people were confused about what that meant- and that at the leadership level THEY knew what it meant- but what did WE think it meant? This pretty transparently signaled that they didn't know- and were in fact crowdsourcing from their own employees for cues. We were recently moved to an awful open-office configuration, which the C-level seemed to spend more time on than fixing actual company problems. We were also fed the line that it was to make more collaboration possible- my team in fact got moved further away from each other in the new arrangement, whereas we'd been able to turn around and talk to each other when we were in cubes, we now could no longer even see each other. The open-office arrangement was actually a cost-cutting solution to get all employees into one building but fed to us as some sort of start-up culture garbage.

    I have also never worked anywhere where politics were as fully and awfully transparent. Many individuals are clearly only interested in their own advancement and perceived "power". I had to work with people who clearly did not have the skill-set or basic competence for their positions and ended up doing extra work to clean up after them- they had only been hired or promoted due to being some executive's pet as their only work skills appeared to be making an executive feel important. In addition, management frequently makes questionable and illogical decisions. Those who question these decisions with logic, metrics, or even common sense are moved to other business units, demoted, or laid off.

    The work hours are awful due to working with all regions across the world and being expected to conform to their schedules. It is not uncommon in one day to have a 6am meeting with Europe that you need to be in the office for, and an 8pm meeting with Asia, and to be called multiple times on the weekend in the middle of the night by Asia.

    Employees are very obviously extremely demotivated, depressed, and looking for new jobs. As I had always loved Logitech products before going to work there, it saddened me greatly to see the reality of how awful things actually were in the company. I only worked there a year and saw many great coworkers depart, and also 6 layoffs, many of which were conducted secretly and subversively, and not communicated out (in one meeting I mentioned a process may be slower due to someone being laid off two weeks ago, only to have almost everyone in the room express surprise- "No wonder he hasn't been replying to my emails!")

    Additionally, towards the end of my time there, I was told that I had been expected to have been doing a whole other completely different job that I did not even have an applicable skill-set or experience in, in addition to the job I was already doing despite the fact that it had never been communicated to me (and it was acknowledged that this was never communicated to me- apparently psychic powers are also something employees at Logitech are supposed to have). Thankfully this was around the time I already knew I had an offer from a better company coming- but if there ever was a nail in the coffin, that was it. I would never recommend anyone go work here. In fact, when I was leaving, a friend went to go interview here despite my advice to her not to (she was hoping a different business group would not have the same issues I was experiencing) and immediately afterward she told me I had been right, and that the dysfunction and toxicity of the work environment had been readily apparent from one on-site interview alone.

    I whole-heartedly do not recommend anyone go work here and hope that members of my team will all be successful in their current job-searches.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a complete rehaul as the current C-level is not equipped in any way to effectively handle a turnaround. Stop wasting time on lying to your employees about start-up culture and open-office spaces- spend time on fixing the contentious relationship between regions, stop making the business units compete against each other, and fix the horrible problems in procurement. Stop promoting brown-nosing people who have not demonstrated applicable job skills. In fact- the board should just outright replace the entire C-level.


  6. Helpful (7)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    "The company's C level executives are doing a pretty good job, considering the tough market"

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

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

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    It is a consensus driving company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The Classic 'Good Ol' Boys Club'"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance, better than industry salary

    Cons

    Time for some old time Senior Executives to step out. Lack of career opportunities. Not much lateral move either. Nothing to motivate the employees. HR has become a bystander and doesn't add any value. Not taking care of the good employees who are leaving one by one.

    Advice to Management

    There are still fat across the top management in all departments. Identify them and let them go. Some of them are just waiting to be kicked out so they can get a package.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Exhausting."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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