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Updated 18 July 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "feedback"

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    • 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)

    "Engineer keeping busy"

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    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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "L&D"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great development, family feel and great benefits

    Cons

    None at all, all positive

  8. Helpful (5)

    "The Grass isn’t always Greener..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Passionate about bringing innovative and effective drugs to patients.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start sadly. This is a company that should have been proud of its culture...instead its allowed a very US centric model ‘eat’ in to everything that worked and was managed well. Biggest downfall is lack of integrity and transparency - especially in PD. Trust from employees of 10+yrs service has GONE. HR is shockingly bad too.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, companies need to grow and adapt to the changing environment...but you need to bring your emplyees on board through transparency, trust and integrity. Neither of which have been demonstrated over the last 6+yrs. Consequently don’t be surprised when people walk after being committed for many years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Strong ethics for pharmaceutical company

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy at times

    Advice to Management

    Reduce red tape


  10. "Med rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Good management great brand and career opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen HT


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