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Roche Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
519 Reviews
3.9
519 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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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 34 reviews)


Cons
  • They are very inflexible about working from home and there is little work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company - Great Culture - Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Basel (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture. Great Benefits and attention to the employee as a person. Integrity in the business. Great care that everyone is informed at all time on what's going on (even with some slip-ups)

    Cons

    Huge company spread around the world, collaboration sometimes can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the organization and centralize the learning/training efforts, as they are spread now the efficacy is severely reduced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, culture and benefits

    Cons

    management was old school and slow promotion system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great work-life balance

  3.  

    One pleased intern

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

    I worked at Roche as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The overall culture of the company. They truly live their cultural beliefs and this makes the company a great place at which to work. I was nervous I didn't have the correct skills for the internship position, but my manager and co-workers couldn't have been more friendly about helping me through on a daily basis.

    Cons

    I didn't have any real projects that I could call my own. I typically was going around the building asking colleagues for work or to help on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you have in place, but ensure all interns are given something to actually do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much hype for nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payables Specialist in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payables Specialist in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits,Good pay, nice gym, Good cafeteria. Clean offices and restrooms

    Cons

    Too much politics, the Fishers office is full of nepotism, politics and liars. Lots of managers are not qualified and got there only because they are connected.

    Roche workers are mainly Fishers people .. So racism, sexism and politics run high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to claim you are good while you suck. Have some self check and don't hype your competences.

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

    MEN BEWARE !!!

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,salary and paid time off

    Cons

    Sales mangers are poor. No leadership. They have this women in leadership initiative where they place women in management with no experience and no accountability. Your story is more important than the results you produced. Example one women was promoted to a 150k paying director position and she didn't sell one thing all year. Clearly a discriminating program but if your a
    women go for it. MEN BEWARE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Results matter more than the story. Have real leaders. Stop talking and start leading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Passionate Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The scientists who work at Roche are very passionate about the work they do and it's nice to be in that environment. Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Many policies and directives come from the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and don't always seem relevant to offices in California. The bureaucracy and length of time it takes for changes to take effect can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work processes, continuously reviewed and updated.Well maintained integrated systems, reviewed and updated periodically for robust performance and meaningful data. Fair work life balance and fair compensation. Sense of community in many if not all areas. I travelled extensively for this company (many countries) and have always found most employees to be quiet happy.

    Cons

    Top management is Ok since the departure of one who is now a CEO at another place. However, not as great as the previous top management which had their eyes on the bottom line but also valued their employees. Current management does not value the employee as seen in more than 5000 employees loosing their jobs at a location they had for more than 100 years. Management would point to performance but needs to look at the performance based on the basket of products available to that location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Biotech / Pharma

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche as a contractor

    Pros

    Benefits, Social, Big, international, Professional

    Cons

    Stress, Pressure, Time, work live balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Data Acquisition Specialist

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work...work from home, fantastic colleagues, management support is good

    Cons

    too many processes and documents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    awesome family

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

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    culture to them is real

    Cons

    some restructuring has happened in order to keep them running in forefront of the marketplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep culture alive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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