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Updated 20 October 2018
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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Pros
  • "Very flexible; good work/ life balance" (in 163 reviews)

  • "Good training, company car, good benefits" (in 115 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes not too good work life balance" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Hierarchical system: decision making comes from above" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "feedback"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, career opportunities, benefits, people

    Cons

    Very large, fragmented, processes are dire despite continual employee satisfaction surveys

    Advice to Management

    Empower staff to make the right decisions


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Medical Affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, lovely office, encourage innovative thinking, fairly flexible hours

    Cons

    Politics! Senior management only think about themselves. Avoid! No opportunity to progress unless you 'manage up', doesn't matter whether you do a good job or not

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful, Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its employment, thats about it

    Cons

    Field staff are treated like robots compulsory 50+ hours every week in the field then you have admin on top of that, no extra pay or time off to compensate, high paced high stressed working enviroment, to many different instrument types to look after which means you are not proficient in anything and support is non-existent. Low moral all round the company is a meat grinder

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and act on all those HR buzz word initiatives like work life balance and well being at work. The field staff are on their knees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work enviroment, managment listen to your views.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor communication on big issues.


  5. "hss"

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    Current Employee - Kam in London, England
    Current Employee - Kam in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative good medicines flexible work pattern

    Cons

    biosimilar threat, operating in competitive mkts

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Engineer keeping busy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in London, England
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern thinking company with good opportunities for world wide moves. OK car policy. Upbeat staff in some areas.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with LOTS of unpaid extra hours expected. Some old fashioned practices that need to be sorted.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t expect staff to work 50/60 hour weeks and not be drained and unhappy


  7. "Fantastic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative working environment - great offices with onsite gym and restaurant. Autonomy in your role with room for progression.
    Ability to take ownership and share ideas.
    The GM is so inspirational!

    Cons

    Location is fairly remote but the office space makes up for this.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "L&D"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    People focus, inclusive, diverse, huge development opportunities, great reputation

    Cons

    There are better payers in the industry


  9. "great culture and support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, intense but rewarding

    Cons

    long hours can be needed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, shocking leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great products, generally people are nice.

    Cons

    Too many leaders that can't agree, feels like a rollercoaster!

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to prove a point & allow those around you to have a voice.


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