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Roche Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 469 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan

Severin Schwan

(65 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON

    Prosgreat pipeline, good benefits, great coworkers

    Consmid market salaries, can be conservative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

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

    ConsCan 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 Senior ManagementRoche could stand to add a little more fun into the workplace

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoy working here the benefits are great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsTraining 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 Senior ManagementConsider taking employees through constant training and no to assume that they will learn via email

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsIt 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    Consparking lots was too far

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHas a lot of great products and excellent management team

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Awesome

    GPM (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Prosawesome it is a great job

    Consnothing is wrong with it

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslarge corporate envirment with a lot of opportunities

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

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of room for growth

    ConsNothing they treat you great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unique company culture and meaningful business model

    Corporate Communication (Current Employee) Basel (Switzerland)

    ProsSmart 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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