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Roche Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basel (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First and foremost because Roche is a company which invests in its employees, period.
    Then, because we are a big family of over 85,000 employees focusing on one thing only, make the world a better place. I have already worked in 4 countries for Roche, and everywhere the same spirit of growing together.

    Cons

    Like in any matrix organization, it might be tricky sometimes so communication, communication and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work !

  6. It was a nice time, but due to issues with management I decided to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team is great
    Very friendly office
    Able to work from home occasionly

    Cons

    Favoritism sometimes towards people near to management
    The worst quality check method ever...

  7. Great Company with great people in a very interesting domain

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership. Good working pace. Sufficient resources to do a good job.

    Cons

    Big company with sometimes long projects. Company politics sometimes get in the way of a pragmatic solution.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people decide on the right level of competencies. Make who can and should decide.

  8. Global Regulatory Affairs

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for - great science, very nice and experimented colleagues
    Good community spirit

    Cons

    9-hour time difference with US west coast is a challenge for global teams

  9. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, work life balnce, employee development, friendly environment. Support for the employees to grow and have rotations in different roles

    Cons

    Too many hierarchy. Complex processes. Less agile compared to a biotech company. Too conservative. Some department have very stressed jobs

    Advice to Management

    Innovative technologies are key of success

  10. Great Company to Work for!

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Work life balance

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities, hard to advance

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great experience and benefits.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement. Company provides resources to help us succeed.

    Cons

    Slow moving organization. "Favorites" have best opportunities for advancement.

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