Roche Reviews

Updated 21 July, 2014
Updated 21 July, 2014
476 Reviews

3.8
476 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great pipeline, good benefits, great coworkers

    Cons

    mid market salaries, can be conservative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people and strong values make Roche a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, high level of integrity and a strong pipeline. People who come to Roche usually don't leave for other companies.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel too buttoned down and old fashioned - this is a Swiss company after all. It could stand to integrate some of Genentech's original hipness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roche could stand to add a little more fun into the workplace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I enjoy working here the benefits are great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    The benefits, the company values, core beliefs and they promote heavily from within

    Cons

    Training can be a bit much since there are constant changes happening daily. We aren't fully merged with our sister company GENE as expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking employees through constant training and no to assume that they will learn via email

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Roche Regulatory Affairs (Nutley) was a great organization and great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a supportive, professional, laid back, familial environment. They offered opportunities for growth, great benefits and perks with generous bonuses and fair raises. Management was open to new ideas and process improvements.

    Cons

    The major con was the constant change once merged with Genentech. Once that happened there were a lot of changes structurally and otherwise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best company I have work for with great training and fun and full of great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Photographer  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    everyone was so happy and willing to commit their time there to make things happen, very well repected place

    Cons

    parking lots was too far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great person to work with and gave you his time to teach you anything you didn't know.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has a lot of great products and excellent management team

    Cons

    There are some challenges right now in healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - GPM  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - GPM in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    awesome it is a great job

    Cons

    nothing is wrong with it

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    large corporate envirment with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    there can be a learning curve for someone who is new to the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Nothing they treat you great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unique company culture and meaningful business model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Communication  in  Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Corporate Communication in Basel (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative colleagues across different functions, pretty much everyone I've met wants to do "the right thing", when it comes to serving patients, good work-life balance and fair compensation. The company is very international, but still has a bit of a "family feel" to it. Managers are actually concerned with respecting people's time off. The company has a great legacy and remains at the forefront of medical research, great basic commitment to innovation and people.

    Cons

    Career planning is up to how well you are at managing yourself in a decentralised matrix organisation. Can be a great opportunity, but don't wait for someone to offer you something just because you've been around for some time. Implementation is bottom-up, allowing a lot of room for new ideas, but making strategic decision-making long and cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more visible in the organisation. Roche is very decentralised, which is good. But low visibility can look like lack of strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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