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Roche Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
560 Reviews
3.8
560 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Standard paper-pushing office job

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers were helpful and available, flexible hours, seemed to be room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Work was rather tedious, office was a cube farm, job did not feel secure (entire departments were sometimes let go/restructured).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too much change too quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Customer focused and strong budgets to spend

    Cons

    Employees not valued especially in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roche is a very good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good salary, interesting job, very good work life balance.

    Cons

    As contractor I do not get deduction on lunches etc. office situation is currently not ideals as of capacity issues. Ute Roche is working on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great innovative culture
    Good benefits
    Mission to help patients
    Great carrier opportunities
    Great campus
    Nice environment
    Access to new technologies
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics no more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!!

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Great office, nice working environment, friendly people, engaging workload and good career oppurtunities!

    Cons

    Haven't found any as of yet!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain departments and managers are more flexible with work-life balance - needs to be a bit more equal throughout

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    The work environment is very comfortable, from the spacious cubicles filled with plants and artwork on request, to the snacks and coffee, and the many breaks you can take yourself or as a team. Everyone communicates well and is very respectful, regardless of your level and seniority.

    Cons

    It can be a bit intimidating at an entry-level position. There is a lot of work to do and a very steep learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance and mentorship to younger employees in terms to where to go to ask questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Contract Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company who prepares well its future through investment and long term vision

    Cons

    Be ready when you will be asked to go out from your comfort zone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Roche (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to big company processes for clinical trials.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. A lot of the times I would be stressed not because of the work, but because of management. Operated based on who the managers liked, everyone else was treated unfairly. I was surprised to find the work ethics I did that trailed all the way up to the Director level.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Very professional environment to work

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    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Roche part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work environment

    Cons

    Not fixed schedules in the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Operations engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Good opportunities, solid company, etc.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be improved

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