Roche Senior Scientist Reviews

Updated May 12, 2020

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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
6 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Cape Town
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, flexibility, interesting work, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Many Processes, lack of agility, decision making

    Roche Response

    May 13, 2020Global Recruitment

    Thank you for your review! Our market is highly regulated. This is why we have to stick to certain processes. We are continually striving to keep our processes as lean as possible. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future within our company!

  2. "Overall good experience, great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good product, deep pockets, nice people, flexible and open career development paths

    Cons

    leadership policies not consistent, don't understand certain decision making process.

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    Roche Response

    January 30, 2020HR associate

    We appreciate your thoughtful comments. Every employee deserves great leaders. We expect all of Roche's leaders to inspire and motivate employees in their team and support them by offering opportunities to continually discover, learn, develop and excel. Regular check-ins with leaders continuously improve communication and help to define what is best for employees and leaders at a certain time. We always encourage our colleagues to actively ask their leaders for this exchange. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    medical, dental, and vision benefits were great

    Cons

    hard to find career development

    Roche Response

    January 6, 2020HR associate

    Thanks for sharing your review with us. Roche wants to provide development possibilities for all employees. All of us are asked to take the initiative for our own development and Roche provides a variety of offers to support this. We are very sorry if you have not been supported adequately.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at Roche for more than 10 years"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist 

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Poor company vision and strategy. Too much turnover.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Roche Molecular Systems"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule , People Oreinted

    Cons

    Quality group very conservative. Can make implementing change difficult.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company. Great Benefits. Would recommend to a friend."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid Company to work for. Nice compensation package with great benefits. Working environment has a lot of flexibility. Great people to work with. Overall experience was very positive

    Cons

    Lacking in advancement in opportunity. Feels like the vision communicated from senior management and the day to day activities are somewhat misaligned.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Roche Molecular Systems"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive enough. Also, getting a promotion is very difficult.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "it's ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    easygoing environment, benefits, holidays, vacation time

    Cons

    leadership, "favorites" are given more opportunities

  9. Helpful (2)

    "great benefits"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Not challenged to make a difference.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "caught in the change of global pharma environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    generous to employees, good benefits,

    Cons

    too many middle managers to take free ride

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