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Roche Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
869 Ratings
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  • "Poor work life balance within the company but culture is slowly evolving for the better(in 77 reviews)

  • "Decision making process takes too much time(in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Country Study Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working from home, little micromanaging, agile way of work

    Cons

    Very process driven but company is aware of their pitfalls and looking at ways to work more agile. May be difficult at times due to persons working in the company for numerous number of years so resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees

    Roche2019-04-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes care"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great set of co-workers. A real passion for making a difference to people with diabetes.

    Cons

    Very process driven. Slow to implement changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your work force and value their input

    Roche2019-09-01
  3. "good"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good working , good management, good

    Cons

    nil nil nil nil nil

    Roche2019-08-20
  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mostly pleasant people, good morale

    Cons

    Overtime may be something that goes without saying

    Roche2019-08-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Few professionals people, some nice activities in the summer

    Cons

    The office space is old, hot desk is a mess, processes are slow, a lot of talking but no action. Lots of backstabbers, no one knows what they are doing, awful managers, they would hire any one, zero training if you are at welwyn site. They like to pay staff min compare to other sites. Be aware they think you are cheap if you are recruited there.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your managers

    Roche2019-08-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great office and opportunities, awful team leader"

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    Former Employee - Telesales in Burgess Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office , gym, canteen , lots of days out . Great opportunities

    Cons

    Team leader miserable , gives you no motivation

    Advice to Management

    The team leader was miserable on a daily basis, she would never ask how your day was. She’s needs to motivate not make people feel miserable

    Roche2019-07-30
  7. "Na"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Global company therefore sometimes difficult with late meetings

    Roche2019-06-21
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - GSM in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Good benefits Good environment Inspiring colleague

    Cons

    Varies from department Old school management style

    Roche2019-06-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely dated culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Market Access Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large employer Reasonable benefits package (- although an expensive location so not so great) Some Californian influence, sleep pods, subsidised food etc.

    Cons

    It claims to be in an exciting period of transition - trying to become agile and creative however this is being delivered on a budget Appalling dated culture persists - all forms of discrimation overtly demonstrated by senior staff and widely tolerated/ignored (lean HR) Surrounded by very expensive places to live Recruitment and retention issues due to the above issues and recent redundancy program A number of... staff promoted well beyond their level of ability also due to above Far too many badly managed internal staff moves leaving gaping holes in the structure Agile principles inexpertly and badly applied - leading to inconsistent practice. Combined with the other factors something of a chaotic shambles ...

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    Advice to Management

    *** Well resourced diversity training & transition supporting required stat ***

    Roche2019-07-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Complete let down"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    At one point a thriving company with tonnes of opportunity. People were innovative, and worked together to make a difference.

    Cons

    Corrupt senior management, extremely political and fearful culture, values aren’t truly lived. Not enough focus on the science and too much incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Lost cause. Radical changes needed across the board.

    Roche2019-06-25
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