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Roche Reviews

Updated 15 November, 2014
Updated 15 November, 2014
519 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Roche full-time (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Roche full-time (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.  

    Best company I've worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Piping
    Current Employee - Piping

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    People and opportunities for future development

    Cons

    Location is a bit away from everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    good start with no experience

    Cons

    not much possibilities for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to increase salaries

    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roche Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    culture, opportunities for growth, management

    Cons

    Difficult to enter FT status. Separation of FTE from Contractors

  7.  

    Bad Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has good pay and benifits

    Cons

    The company has Bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Internship was a great experience to learn about the company and also to work on a real project

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Roche as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The program is well organized , you get to network with other employees and be part of multiple professional development events.

    Cons

    The company in indianapolis does not have many opportunities for interns to continue as full time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and supervisors are very helpful and they like to be part of the internship program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Basel (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Roche is a high-performing and successful yet caring company. It looks after its employees well and, due to the founding family owning the majority of the controlling shares, it has a stable strategy which is not dictated by the next quarter's results. Roche is a community of highly talented and passionate professionals and I feel proud to work here.

    Cons

    Some challenges around decentralization versus centralization but I don't think more than in comparable global companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use IT as an integrator, don't let every business do want they want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large and global organization with high respect for people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Basel (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    I like working for Roche as the company has a strong sense of purpose and values integrity.
    There's also a strong focus on people and their development. As an employee you get a lot of freedom and support as needed.

    Cons

    High complexity due to the size of the organization and its global set-up. High tolerance for complex processes and not enough drive for simplicity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IT Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Kaiseraugst (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Kaiseraugst (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was really good to work with Roche

    Cons

    Communication was mainly in German , thats the only difficulty i faced , otherwise its the best company to work with.

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