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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    After applying online I was contacted several months later. I went through several rounds of interview including a phone and video interview with several team members. The interview consisted of basic personality feelers and general domain questions. Nothing was out of the ordinary, pretty standard interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic personality interview with basic domain knowledge questions.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a phone interview in like two weeks. No other rounds, just one phone interview. It was mostly generic with some technical questions. Received the offer letter in 3 weeks. The background check took like a month, and they asked for a lot of supplementary documents.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Full Stack Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    recruiter reached out on LinkedIn. followed by recruiter call of 40 mins and then tech screen for 45 mins. They insisted on taking tech screen as soon as possible and set it up on random time which was not given by me. However I made arrangement on that day and took interview. The interviwer had joine company 5 months back and was very rude. He asked very very basic questions and in 30 mins he said this were the all question i had prepared for me. he asked me 1. how would you print hello world in react. 2. how would you have input box and on each character enter show alert in react. 3. button inside button and when inside button clicked it takes action as well as outer button function gets executed. how would you avoid this behavior. thats it. there was no explanation given on rejection. Questions answer correctly with proper explanation. WORST EXPERIENCE.

    Interview Questions

    • recruiter question : time complexity of permutation of string algorithm. given engg dept find lowest salary of professor. Why use REST API.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    There was a brief phone screen with an hr employee and a 30 minute interview with Senior employees.

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    Senior Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Roche (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I applied for Sr Technical Proj Mgr role. Received an email from recruiter to setup 30min HR call.
    On the day of the call, she was late by 12 minutes, in our 30 minutes call.
    She rushed through her set of questions and then ended the call stating "have to pickup my kid from school". I had no opportunity to ask questions. Hence, was not able to assess the team/project.
    The questions she asked were - two were related to visa status, four were related to the position, last one was related to salary expectations. Total of seven questions.
    The question on salary expectations, I informed her, that it would be difficult for me to provide her a number without knowing much about the team, project, role expectations.
    Her response - She didnt know much about the team or the projects or the role, but she didnt want to waste hiring managers team if the salary didnt fit their range.
    I said - understood, how about we revisit this question, after I have had a chance to speak with hiring manager and prior to doing an on-site interview, if we reach that stage.
    Her response - well, again, it would be waste of time if your salary expectations are way off, so can you share what you are looking for, you must have a number in mind.
    I gave her a number.
    She said, ok will check with hiring manager. Now I have to go pick up my kid. Bye!

    Two and half weeks later, I receive an email from a recruiter to setup a 30 minutes HR call. I had assumed, it was for another position or moving forward on the Sr Tech Proj Mgr role. However, 10 minutes into the conversation, the recruiter and I both realized that he was interviewing me for the same Sr Tech Project Manager role and that there was a communication break, internally between the two recruiters.
    Instead of ending the call, he proceeds with asking me, "why do you think the other recruiter has not called you back? How did your conversation end with her, what is positive or slightly challenged?"

    A further two weeks later, I receive an email from the original recruiter to setup a one hour hangout call with the hiring manager.
    One the day of, the hiring manager asked me a LOT of questions and left me one minute at the end to ask him questions.

    Overall, not a very positive impression.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were 70% engineering related i.e. to test technical competency. 30% of the questions were Project Management related.   Answer Question

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    Contract Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Roche (Indianapolis, IN (US)).

    Interview

    Interview process itself went fine with a typical phone interview with the Roche recruiter/talent specialist which then led to a panel interview with the hiring managers. The post-interview process however was the most unprofessional I have ever encountered, by far. For a period of four straight weeks I heard from the recruiter or hiring managers "You'll hear from us with an update on this day" just to never hear from them. We all know there can be many delays and unforeseen circumstances in the interview/hiring process, but am dumbfounded at the lack of follow up or simply doing what they said they would do. A simple email stating things had been pushed back would have sufficed, but apparently the 30 seconds to write said email is too difficult. Such a lack of professionalism or keeping ones word reflects extremely poorly on Roche as an organization, whether they realize that or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us how you best deal with/overcome stressful situations in the workplace   Answer Question

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    I met with 2 managers, one at a time. They each explained the role and responsibilities. The interview was really conversational and a good experience. Questions were geared towards my prior experience and gauging my interest in the role/work.

    Interview Questions

    • How familiar are you with documentation and SOP creation given your prior research lab experience?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Roche.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview with HR first, which was a standard behavioral interview. After that, there was another phone interview via Google Hangouts with the potential hiring manager, which was more technical.

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    CSR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Roche (Arlington, VA (US)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    I had to download Hangouts and then request the hiring manager..There was a series of questions that was asked the whole process took about 45 minutes They forward it my answers to HR and get back with me within five minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think we should hire you   1 Answer

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    Scientist (Temporary) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Roche (Boston, MA (US)).

    Interview

    4 one on one sequential rounds of interviews. Often had to repeat answers to similar questions. Tested understanding of hypothesis testing and DNA analysis. Each round ended with short math questions. All interviewers were friendly and welcoming.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply to this position? Where do you see yourself 5 years down the road? What do you hope to get out of this position? Are you interested in data analysis or coding? Tested understanding of hypothesis testing and DNA analysis. Each round ended with short math questions.   Answer Question

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