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Roche Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
560 Reviews
3.8
560 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Arguably one of the best organizations in Indianapolis to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    High Salaries, reasonable benefits, remarkably intelligent workforce, reasonably low politics for the size of organization

    Cons

    Fear of closure in diabetes care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Roche, a company to work for

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    very bright people, stimulating environment
    lots of opportunities for personal growth/development
    good salary

    Cons

    Roche being a big global company makes decision making sometimes slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Director Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I worked at Roche (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very performance oriented and transparent organisation. Excellent long-term benefits and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Some time the organisation is very unforgiving for employees who under performed. There needs to be more compassion and desire to give such people another chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build some compassion into the operational strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    They are Central based with narrow minds.

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

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Benefits are good and the free bus rides were great!

    Cons

    Fire at will policy overused by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep good employees with rewards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    When a realignment occurs nobody wins!

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

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people affected by the realignment are forced to look elsewhere for employment and some have found greater opportunities! So there is life after Roche!

    Cons

    In the many years I worked at Roche I witnessed the culture change from a family atmosphere to a more in-personable and disingenuous atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of every company depends on the success of the employee to implement the strategic plan. Therefore, make a sincere effort to listen to the employee's challenges and try to work a compromise where both parties win.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, good products few oportunities for professional growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Very little oportunities to growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using perceptions as a decision maker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Roche: a Swiss Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Diversity in Oncology portfolio, very strong in oncology.

    Cons

    Its strength in oncology is due to its subsidiary: Genentech. It has no historical experience in oncology. While Genentech is open, dynamic, and innovative; Roche is stiff and very conservative...it could not make drug development by itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open-minded.

  9.  

    Standard paper-pushing office job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers were helpful and available, flexible hours, seemed to be room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Work was rather tedious, office was a cube farm, job did not feel secure (entire departments were sometimes let go/restructured).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too much change too quickly

    • 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

    Pros

    Customer focused and strong budgets to spend

    Cons

    Employees not valued especially in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roche is a very good company

    • 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 as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good salary, interesting job, very good work life balance.

    Cons

    As contractor I do not get deduction on lunches etc. office situation is currently not ideals as of capacity issues. Ute Roche is working on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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