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Updated 6 December 2018
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  • "Sometimes not too good work life balance" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Hierarchical system: decision making comes from above" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "feedback"

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    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. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, good pay, medical focus

    Cons

    Not Much to complain, maybe career development could improve

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Solution Architect"

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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

    Plenty of room to move around in different roles and travel. Flexible working hours. Benefits are great and good career progression.

    Cons

    Very political organisation. Key roles are in central locations and for a technical role, you do a lot of non technical work. Mostly meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the agree by consensus style decision making and become leaner. Lots of superfluous roles need removing.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Medical Affairs"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (5)

    "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


  9. "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.


  10. 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