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Roche Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
518 Reviews
3.9
518 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 34 reviews)


Cons
  • They are very inflexible about working from home and there is little work-life balance (in 16 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The scientists who work at Roche are very passionate about the work they do and it's nice to be in that environment. Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Many policies and directives come from the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and don't always seem relevant to offices in California. The bureaucracy and length of time it takes for changes to take effect can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and great benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Better than market rate and lot of value for ppl!

    Cons

    Its a great place to be. No complains at all.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nutley, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work processes, continuously reviewed and updated.Well maintained integrated systems, reviewed and updated periodically for robust performance and meaningful data. Fair work life balance and fair compensation. Sense of community in many if not all areas. I travelled extensively for this company (many countries) and have always found most employees to be quiet happy.

    Cons

    Top management is Ok since the departure of one who is now a CEO at another place. However, not as great as the previous top management which had their eyes on the bottom line but also valued their employees. Current management does not value the employee as seen in more than 5000 employees loosing their jobs at a location they had for more than 100 years. Management would point to performance but needs to look at the performance based on the basket of products available to that location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Biotech / Pharma

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche as a contractor

    Pros

    Benefits, Social, Big, international, Professional

    Cons

    Stress, Pressure, Time, work live balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Data Acquisition Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work...work from home, fantastic colleagues, management support is good

    Cons

    too many processes and documents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    culture to them is real

    Cons

    some restructuring has happened in order to keep them running in forefront of the marketplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep culture alive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Trusted company

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    Current Employee - Customer Manager Private Labs in Trivento (Italy)
    Current Employee - Customer Manager Private Labs in Trivento (Italy)

    I have been working at Roche full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Greak company with fast growth. Professional colleagues, all the staff feel comfortable and unified in striving for a common goal as a team. Roche treats contractors with a great deal of respect, encouraging them to be a part of the Roche team and new cultural beliefs.

    Cons

    Objectives that are virtually impossible to attain. Incentives usually fail because of poor structure rather than rewards.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent environment for work with ample resources for training

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming culture. Extensive investment in training of its employees. Good processes in place to facilitate workflow. Emphasis is on quality and not just speed. Projects are appropriately resourced

    Cons

    There are scheduling challenges when co-ordinating the San Francisco (3 hours west) and Basel (6 hours east) campuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Achieving cultural integration across the global sites is challenging. The overall organization can benefit by attending to these matters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basel (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    I work within a great team and i am fortunate to have a very supportive Manager who encourages me, pushes me outside my comfort level and who wants to develop me and see me succeed. I have been fortunate that in over 10 years with the company I have always had great managers and for that reason I have developed into various roles in my time here (in various countries). I love my job and love the people I work with.

    Cons

    It's impossible to do anything fast! If you want to implement something you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it done. This is especially the case with IT....the documentation in IT is a killer and when you're not an IT person it can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think in order for our organisation to be more agile we need to take a leaner approach to projects and the documentation required in order to ensure a speedy implementation. The other thing I would say is that Roche spends a lot of money each year on contractors. These contractors have been with Roche for a long time and I think it would be more economical for the company and a much better experience for those employees if they were made permanent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for. Nice corporate culture and respect for one another

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many sports benefits, nice office, nice equipment

    Cons

    Salary and bands, beaurocracy, decision making process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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