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Updated 23 October, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Forward thinking and innovative global organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    The global teams are innovative, forward thinking and incredible thinkers

    Cons

    The Canadian commercial team is a bit behind the times with some very old school thinking but still achieves great results

    Advice to Management

    Change jobs once in a while at the top level to get some new perspective, listen to new people from other industries or organizations


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, teamwork focused and career developing

    Cons

    I have no cons to share


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    "Great Long-Term Vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative work environment. Very good pipeline. Company based on continuous innovation.

    Cons

    Flat organization. LAck of opportunities for vertical movement but lots of opportunities for horizontal movement if you like to learn the business and develop in pharma/biotech.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for growth within roles with senior titles.


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    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    innovative and collaborative great place to work

    Cons

    flat organization not a lot of room for advancement


  6. "Field Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    They really care about the employees and consider them as valuable assets. Benefits are good

    Cons

    unpredictable working hours. sometimes hard to manage the balance between your job and your personal life


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    "Good company to work for, if you do not plan to build a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
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    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours; Roche days (extra vacation day almost every long weekend); subsidized cafeteria; on site gym; friendly people; renovated office; great products

    Cons

    External candidates are favoured more over the existing internal talent pool. Many lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Value people who already work for you more and do not let HR interfere in your hiring decisions or performance reviews.


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    "Wonderful experience and company."

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    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Service Representative in Toronto, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with amazing benefits and culture, wonderful calibre of people and environment.

    Cons

    None other than the unfortunate company decision to downsize the entire Drug Information team and outsource a significant portion of the customer facing role it fulfilled.


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    "Bad environement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laval, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laval, QC

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

    Pros

    Salary and beneficies are good

    Cons

    Not Professional environment and bad management, coleguees feedbacks are more important than results. There is not the same opportunities for everyone.


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    "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Mississauga, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, collaboration, benefits and flexible work hours. Best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Very unfortunate recent trend towards contract vs permanent employment opportunities. Recent downsizing and outsourcing has dampened morale.

    Advice to Management

    People truly are a company's most valuable resource. Great employees want the stability of permanent positions and will move on to find them.


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    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    The Roche Site in Mississauga in general is a great place to work, lots of opportunities to learn and for growth.
    The environment is very inclusive and collaborative.
    There is an onsite gym which you will need because the food if the Cafeteria is very good.

    Cons

    The organization is large and complex so it's sometimes hard to know the SOPs and where to get the correct information from, but there are initiatives underway both locally and globally to change that. Moving to more an agile mindset.


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