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Roche Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Roche"

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    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    flexible working environment, good benefits

    Cons

    lack of room for growth

    Roche2018-12-15
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worked for Roche for considerable period of time. Enjoyed the challenges and work environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues always willing to help and cooperate. Hard working and motivated people. Good and friendly working environment. Well remunerated. Good advantage & benefit program.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in management. Must have high adaptability. Though have clear company values, it can be challenging, not to say difficult, to seriously demonstrate them when you continuously have to start anew with new managers. Little opportunity for growth. Too much bureaucracy.

    Roche2014-05-15
  3. "Good company"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, good pay

    Cons

    Did not offer permanent job upon completion of contract

    Roche2020-01-17
  4. "Product manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Working environment is pleasant as it’s in town.

    Cons

    Management Not quite there to listen to employees

    Roche2019-12-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Vision and Ambition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Zug
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Nice and competitive colleagues. Interesting mission and task.

    Cons

    Complicated process. Some middle managers without a vision. Technical career path is not well defined.

    Roche2019-09-03
  6. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Internship 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment, employees, supervisor

    Cons

    Less tasks, less responsibilities, less opportunities

    Roche2019-08-22
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and financial rewards Plenty of opportunities to develop or move to new roles Modern working environment Values/Leadership commitments set a high standard

    Cons

    Can be a very political organisation, and some leaders simply do not walk the talk when it comes to the leadership commitments. A change in global head can literally change how you are valued. Multiple organisation changes and a plethora of initiatives seemed to have little impact in terms of simplifying and streamlining.

    Roche2019-03-08
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Opportunities, but not on a platter"

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    Former Employee - Technical-Business Professional 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the areas I worked in had a good culture and working environment. There were a few flighty ladder scramblers, but most of the people were solid hard-working folks who made working there a pleasure. The pay and benefits were very good, which I belatedly realized I'd taken for granted! The products are high quality and provide many positive aspects, which employees can feel good about. For example, you might work with a product that helps diabetics better control their disease or an instrument used in labs seeking the cure for diabetes or devices that are fast and accurate, getting you health answers quickly.

    Cons

    It's tough when you work for a company's largest market (US) and are still managed from afar. This frustration is compounded when strategies, tools, and programs are developed in the company's much smaller and different home market to apply everywhere. These "gifts" are given to the rest of the world with little leeway in their use. If changes are approved, the cost and time of retrofitting the "gift" falls on the receiving markets. Although generally good, the prevailing culture, pace, and management style in the business areas vary widely. This is an issue when you move to another area, as you are encouraged to do, because you may go into an unexpectedly stressful environment. I once encouraged a friend to work at Roche. When they described the pressure, management style, and stressful atmosphere in their area I was shocked and embarrassed.

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    Roche2019-02-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Attractive company but suffers from its size"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    international working environment and innovative products

    Cons

    difficult to shake this heavy machine depending on your department career development may be limited

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    Roche2019-03-08
  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.

    Roche2019-02-27
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