Roche Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. Medical director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Current Employee - Medical Director in Beirut (Lebanon)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pipeline and work environment

    Cons

    Frequent updates and changes of processes

  2. Great company with great people

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. I have worked at Roche Oncology for the last 4 years. Overall it has been a positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, truly making a difference to patients.

    Cons

    Leadership changed 2 years ago, and we have lost a lot of people leading to a large culture change. Constant upheaval and a focus on kpi's, numbers and reports becoming very negative. Low morale at the moment.

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  5. Field Service Engineer

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was great! Getting to travel places

    Cons

    No more bonuses every quarter. High stress job! No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in the field!

  6. Good for full time, most jobs short term contract

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Generally a good place to work. Support flextime and tececommute

    Cons

    more than half of the jobs are short term contract with none of the benefits full time gives. Often relatively low rates

  7. Good company. Leadership struggles.

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average for the area. Campus remodel will modernize environment considerably. Great on-campus amenities.

    Cons

    Once you are in there is limited on the job training. Leadership positions are arbitrarily given.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting good project managers into people manager roles.

  8. Research Division in Pleasanton, a plain joke!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like many said already, benefits.

    Cons

    Management sitting above the level of directors in the research division, at Roche Molecular, are a very big joke.

    These are dinosaur aged, ultra-conservative oldies who stopped keeping up with science and technology, and yet, got themselves promoted to the levels of VPs and above, somehow.

    These filthy old men look so polished on the exterior, and keep up with appearances, but are that much more filthy on the inside. They have no ethics, or standards, and put unethical business practices first before patients. Needless to say, they have strong marketing and legal teams, but very weak scientists.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice would be to drag all these ultra-conservative oldies out unscrupulously, and bring in young blood.
    These filthy old conservatives will never change. They are too arrogant and stupid, to do the right thing for patients.

  9. Helpful (1)

    It was a great company, there was a lot of learning to gain from this company in which I planet my mind to do so.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    there where alot of events to cover for the company on a daily base, Meeting new people and learning about why these events was taken place, Team player was a great group to work with each and every day it was very close to a family who help each other in al phases of work in house and on location in which we did on a daily base also.
    Managers where great to work with too, cause he knew he had a great team to pull off any jobs that came our way an was completed and on time and if we had to put in over time it was not a problem for any of the team members.

    Cons

    I must say there was days when wealther was really bad and we still had to somehow make it in to cover the events.

    Advice to Management

    None, that i can think of, We was all treated well as a team and there wasn't any person that got special treatment above all everyone was treated the same and work hard to maintain the word flow better each job we all did.

  10. Electracal Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Cause theres growth in this company and theres a bright future and opportunities to inhanace a new skill.and a secure future .

    Cons

    To become part of a team who works together to keep the company moving forward and always exchanging idias so that there is growth with in the company.

    Advice to Management

    A company can always make good business ones they know who are they compadeters and how to satisfy there customers.

  11. Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, Benefits are great, company matching 401k. This was my first real and its been great so far.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are available but they open up rather slowly, however, they do get available positions which are filled by their contractors.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing that I believe management should change. They have treated me very well since I have started here.

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