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Roche Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
560 Reviews
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560 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    When a realignment occurs nobody wins!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people affected by the realignment are forced to look elsewhere for employment and some have found greater opportunities! So there is life after Roche!

    Cons

    In the many years I worked at Roche I witnessed the culture change from a family atmosphere to a more in-personable and disingenuous atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of every company depends on the success of the employee to implement the strategic plan. Therefore, make a sincere effort to listen to the employee's challenges and try to work a compromise where both parties win.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, good products few oportunities for professional growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Very little oportunities to growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using perceptions as a decision maker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Roche: a Swiss Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Diversity in Oncology portfolio, very strong in oncology.

    Cons

    Its strength in oncology is due to its subsidiary: Genentech. It has no historical experience in oncology. While Genentech is open, dynamic, and innovative; Roche is stiff and very conservative...it could not make drug development by itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open-minded.

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  5.  

    Standard paper-pushing office job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers were helpful and available, flexible hours, seemed to be room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Work was rather tedious, office was a cube farm, job did not feel secure (entire departments were sometimes let go/restructured).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Roche is a very good company

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

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

    Pros

    Very good salary, interesting job, very good work life balance.

    Cons

    As contractor I do not get deduction on lunches etc. office situation is currently not ideals as of capacity issues. Ute Roche is working on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great innovative culture
    Good benefits
    Mission to help patients
    Great carrier opportunities
    Great campus
    Nice environment
    Access to new technologies
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics no more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company!!

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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

    Great office, nice working environment, friendly people, engaging workload and good career oppurtunities!

    Cons

    Haven't found any as of yet!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain departments and managers are more flexible with work-life balance - needs to be a bit more equal throughout

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Student assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    The work environment is very comfortable, from the spacious cubicles filled with plants and artwork on request, to the snacks and coffee, and the many breaks you can take yourself or as a team. Everyone communicates well and is very respectful, regardless of your level and seniority.

    Cons

    It can be a bit intimidating at an entry-level position. There is a lot of work to do and a very steep learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance and mentorship to younger employees in terms to where to go to ask questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Contract Management

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

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

    Pros

    Good company who prepares well its future through investment and long term vision

    Cons

    Be ready when you will be asked to go out from your comfort zone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very professional environment to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Roche part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work environment

    Cons

    Not fixed schedules in the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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