Compare Roche vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Roche vs. Novartis compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Roche vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Roche

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Roche scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Novartis scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2794 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3623 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Roche employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Roche Ceo Severin Schwan
95%
95%Severin Schwan
Roche employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Roche employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Roche salaries averaged CA$26,630 higher than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative4 Salaries
CA$79,258/yr
Intern2 Salaries
CA$65,231/yr
Country Study Manager5 Salaries
CA$116,194/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative3 Salaries
CA$75,464/yr
Intern3 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Clinical Study Manager1 Salaries
CA$105,310/yr

What Employees Say

  • Roche had 15 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Novartis had 10 more reviews than Roche that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 218 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 153 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 50 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manager, Medical Affairs

I have been working at Roche full-time

Pros

good culture and people at Roche Canada

Cons

HR can be challenging to work with

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Novartis for less than a year

Pros

Good company culture, flexible work hours and potential for growth.

Cons

Pay was below average but that’s understandable given Internship

Job Postings

Roche has 1,258 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.