Roche Reviews

Updated 21 April, 2015
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  1. excellent place to work

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pipeline, good benefits, great coworkers

    Cons

    mid market salaries, can be conservative

  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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Amazing

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First and foremost because Roche is a company which invests in its employees, period.
    Then, because we are a big family of over 85,000 employees focusing on one thing only, make the world a better place. I have already worked in 4 countries for Roche, and everywhere the same spirit of growing together.

    Cons

    Like in any matrix organization, it might be tricky sometimes so communication, communication and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work !

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  5. It was a nice time, but due to issues with management I decided to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team is great
    Very friendly office
    Able to work from home occasionly

    Cons

    Favoritism sometimes towards people near to management
    The worst quality check method ever...

  6. Great Company with great people in a very interesting domain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Usability Engineer
    Current Employee - Usability Engineer

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership. Good working pace. Sufficient resources to do a good job.

    Cons

    Big company with sometimes long projects. Company politics sometimes get in the way of a pragmatic solution.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people decide on the right level of competencies. Make who can and should decide.

  7. Global Regulatory Affairs

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for - great science, very nice and experimented colleagues
    Good community spirit

    Cons

    9-hour time difference with US west coast is a challenge for global teams

  8. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, work life balnce, employee development, friendly environment. Support for the employees to grow and have rotations in different roles

    Cons

    Too many hierarchy. Complex processes. Less agile compared to a biotech company. Too conservative. Some department have very stressed jobs

    Advice to Management

    Innovative technologies are key of success

  9. Great Company to Work for!

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Work life balance

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities, hard to advance

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great experience and benefits.

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement. Company provides resources to help us succeed.

    Cons

    Slow moving organization. "Favorites" have best opportunities for advancement.

  11. Great company with great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My manager and his manager were both extremely supportive and open to the idea of fresh ideas and new concepts. They let me explore new things along with doing the routine work- overall a very good experience. I would go back.

    Cons

    It's hard to start off at a lower level here. They're big on contractors.

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