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Roche Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Former Employee - Associate Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone has a voice
    Trusted with complex tasks
    The company invests a lot in extracurricular activities, which makes it a great place to work

    Cons

    Can't fault the company at all


  2. "Product Specialist"

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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 place to work at

    Cons

    Everything was great, there is no negatives


  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MA Director in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Former Employee - MA Director in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, portfolio. pipeline and ethos

    Cons

    None, your life is what you make it

    Advice to Management

    Keep your great people, they are what makes Roche what it is.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Standard large pharma, your mileage may vary with area of expertise."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Decent money, rich company with lots of resources

    Cons

    Global company, so lots of travel. All sites are subordinate to Basel and South San Francisco, so if you're not at either of those you're unlikely to get that far.


  6. "Not so good"

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

    I worked at Roche part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, bonus and benefits are good

    Cons

    Very money orientated now-doesn’t care about the employees like it used to


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Affairs Assistant"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Insecurity due to the constant changes in the pharmaceutical enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve on honest and regular feedback


  8. "Absolutely incredible"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat you as a person, not a number. All for your development and a healthy work life balance is very important to them. You get recognition for the work you do and the career progression is amazing. The benefits and Flexitime are good too!

    Cons

    With flexitime comes the attitude of you work until the job is done. You'll get compensated for this, but some weeks can be manic

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work!


  9. "Great place to work!"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Real focus on people in terms of training, development. A desire to innovate.

    Cons

    Could be greater engagement between development and commercial.

    Advice to Management

    More of the same!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No Longer People Focussed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting molecule pipeline and clear passion for getting new medicines to patients. Flexibility to work from home a few days a week for some roles. Employee commitment (for now!)

    Cons

    A real negative shift in culture over last 5+yrs. No longer a company that focuses on it's people/talent which is a clear shift from 10yrs ago and which stood Roche out amongst it's competitors. Adequate work life balance is hard to come by and more and more is expected from employees. No improvement on systems for years. More convaluted decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate commitment to your Global Employee Opinion Survey (GEOS) results - these speak volumes.


  11. "Great place to work"

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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

    Great culture, flexibility. Company invests in its people. There are lots of jobs posted internally so there is opportunity within the company too.

    Cons

    You need to take charge of your own development and career prospects to progress, but that's probably the case everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for creating a very good culture, for empowering us and for giving importance to personal development and general growth.


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