Compare Roche vs Novartis BETA

See how working at Roche vs. Novartis compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Roche vs. Novartis. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Roche

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Novartis

Employee Ratings

  • Roche scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Novartis scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2797 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3629 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Roche employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Roche Ceo Severin Schwan
95%
95%Severin Schwan
Roche employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Novartis Ceo Vas Narasimhan
92%
92%Vas Narasimhan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Roche employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Novartis employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Roche has 66 more total submitted salaries than Novartis.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Medical Manager5 Salaries
£64,965/yr
Medical Information Specialist4 Salaries
£37,968/yr
Statistical Programmer3 Salaries
£35,924/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Production Supervisor1 Salaries
£48,718/yr
Systems Engineer1 Salaries
£29,126/yr
Research Scientist2 Salaries
£46,670/yr

What Employees Say

  • Roche had 15 more reviews than Novartis that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Novartis had 10 more reviews than Roche that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 219 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 153 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 149 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 50 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 51 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - CLINICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATE

I have been working at Roche full-time

Pros

Great company to work for, team spirit, possibility to move across departments as well as getting promotions, flexible office (working from home 2-3 days a week), good salary/benefits package.

Cons

There is a risk of becoming redundant in case of restructuring or closing projects (as in all major industries)

Advice to Management

Keep communicating and being open with your employees regarding the future or projects

Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison

I worked at Novartis part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

innovative, good salaries, great team, curently one of the best pipelines out there

Cons

they know how to attract talent but need to know how to keep it. lots of processes and layers of approvals

Advice to Management

Work on opportunities for MSLs to grow outside of their role.

Job Postings

Roche has 1,226 more recently posted open jobs than Novartis.