Roche Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
490 Reviews
3.8
490 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    many caring people with a great chance to travel and many potential opportunities for advancement, would recommend to get in if you have the chance

    Cons

    pace of work could be demanding, performance and effort not always measured against background circumstances. Were many uncertain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Has a lot of great products and excellent management team

    Cons

    There are some challenges right now in healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best company I have work for with great training and fun and full of great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Photographer  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    everyone was so happy and willing to commit their time there to make things happen, very well repected place

    Cons

    parking lots was too far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great person to work with and gave you his time to teach you anything you didn't know.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Test Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lead  in  Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Poznań, Greater Poland (Poland)

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

    Pros

    - great development possibilities
    - international projects
    - flexibiity
    - good salary ( in terms of Polish market)

    Cons

    - low pay raise( max. 10% percent if you have good score at the end of the year)
    - dependecy on business partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    R&D employee in diabetes care

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    Former Employee - R&D Tech  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Tech in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very good, and competitive. The Roche quality system is the best in the industry. Good design processes.

    Cons

    It's junior high school with money! There are several immature cliques and backstabbers. Management uses hearsay and rumor to evaluate employees. I wasted prime years of my career working at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a problem, talk *directly* to the employee! Don't make employees guess what you want!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stiffness and no flexibilily, but if you are fine with this, you will be happy there.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Stable. It seems your work there is quite secured.

    Cons

    If you have your own thoughts, you would feel difficult to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is not always right. Sometimes you need to listen to your team member and they may have some great idea to improve the efficiency and workload in their daily work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Traditional Large Company

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications Consultant  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Consultant in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay was very competitive, the Indianapolis site has many nice facilities, and many employees had been working there for several years. There was a since of loyalty and security with the company.

    Cons

    Everything was very traditional, especially the cubical environment I worked in. It was very much a 'clock in, clock out' culture. The size of the company made it difficult to get things done without going up a fairly sizable chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try to engage with employees a bit more. Those I worked with seemed overworked, so it was understandably tough for them to socialize much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Roche for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work/life balance is good. Culture is friendly and benefits are some of the best available.

    Cons

    The pace can be slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - GPM  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - GPM in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    awesome it is a great job

    Cons

    nothing is wrong with it

  11.  

    Excellent Company with great colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Access Manager  in  Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Market Access Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    Career progression, rewards performance, supports innovation

    Cons

    Low support for further education except in-house training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replicate the good reputation of Genentech in all your affiliates and offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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