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Roche Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
134 Reviews
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134 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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  1.  

    Moved here and staying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with an engaging workload. Just enough work to push you to do more and progress within the company.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you go the extra mile to recognise the staff putting in the extra mileage for the company. This doesn't always happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Really nice building, flexible place to work, a lot goes into work/life balance although it's not always possible, good career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times with workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Highly ethical in its approach and leading market with innovative medicines.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Ethical approach.
    Meritocratic environment.
    Good rewards and recognitiion scheme.
    Ability to prgress your career both within the affiliate and globally.

    Cons

    There are no real downsides except the culture shock when moving hear from America where people tend to be more friendly upon first meeting them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to see more women in leadership roles as it does sometimes appear to be somewhat an old boys club.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Electracal Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Cause theres growth in this company and theres a bright future and opportunities to inhanace a new skill.and a secure future .

    Cons

    To become part of a team who works together to keep the company moving forward and always exchanging idias so that there is growth with in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company can always make good business ones they know who are they compadeters and how to satisfy there customers.

  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, Benefits are great, company matching 401k. This was my first real and its been great so far.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are available but they open up rather slowly, however, they do get available positions which are filled by their contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing that I believe management should change. They have treated me very well since I have started here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    It was a great company, there was a lot of learning to gain from this company in which I planet my mind to do so.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    there where alot of events to cover for the company on a daily base, Meeting new people and learning about why these events was taken place, Team player was a great group to work with each and every day it was very close to a family who help each other in al phases of work in house and on location in which we did on a daily base also.
    Managers where great to work with too, cause he knew he had a great team to pull off any jobs that came our way an was completed and on time and if we had to put in over time it was not a problem for any of the team members.

    Cons

    I must say there was days when wealther was really bad and we still had to somehow make it in to cover the events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, that i can think of, We was all treated well as a team and there wasn't any person that got special treatment above all everyone was treated the same and work hard to maintain the word flow better each job we all did.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Truly felt valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Challenging yet rewarding. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Site closure resulted in lay-offs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awsome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Awsome people, work-life balance, great values

    Cons

    Sometimes you gotta learn by yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, lots of great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Laboratory Technician III in Branchburg, NJ (US)
    Former Contractor - Laboratory Technician III in Branchburg, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, very nice people

    Cons

    Opportunities for temps are slim to none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your temps before hiring from outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Interesting work, good benefits and facilities

    Cons

    Large company that is slow to change; structured and specialized roles.

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