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11 June 2018

What is the salary like at Roche?

Pros

Good pay (one of the highest you can find), awesome benefits (one of the best and the most comprehensive you can find), good work life balance (not the best because working from home is not allowed often). Tuition reimbursement 100% (limited to the number of classes you take per year).

Cons

The same job forever. Very difficult to move because no preference is given to the internal candidates. Promotions are only in R&D, the rest of organization does not see any. Each time they post position - they bring a pool of external candidates. Managers do not promote their employees unless you are in R&D. I have seen people stuck for 10 years not being able to move even though the company is huge.

Advice to Management

The employee turnover is still high. It does not help with product quality issues, morale, and employee motivation. What are you doing to retain, motivate, and keep your existing employees? Before bringing new ones, take good care of what you have if you want to make quality products and ultimately compete with other biotech companies.

Good pay (one of the highest you can find), awesome benefits (one of the best and the most comprehensive you can find), good work life balance (not the best because working from home is not allowed often).

11 June 2018

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18 October 2019

What are other benefits and incentives like at Roche?

Pros

I am so happy to be a part of this great team. I am a newer employee and I have found that my Manager and colleagues are so supportive and helpful to my growth in this role. Management is open and transparent with goals/objectives and really supportive of One Roche. Great benefits, compensation and adaptive work environment. I love working at my dream job!

Cons

There are no cons to working here!

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work.

Great benefits, compensation and adaptive work environment.

18 October 2019

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18 February 2020

Does Roche offer a yearly bonus?

Pros

you could work remotely ( once or two times a week), and you could have a balance between life and work.

Cons

The managing style is highly hierarchical. The manager not necessary are very aware of the state of the art techniques ( even not familiar with the field), yet they would micro-manage every step of you. Lack of knowledge even on very basic practices in domains such as computer science, machine learning, or data science. Minor: There is a mismatch between what is advertised on their web page, and what they would offer you in reality. As an engineer, you are not equipped with high-end laptops. You are not going to have an workstation or a stationary desk at work (only a laptop). As a temporary employee, you have no new year bonus or any benefit as a permanent employee. If you are not an EU citizen you will mainly get an L permit to work in Switzerland for a temporary position which is not a good permit.

As a temporary employee, you have no new year bonus or any benefit as a permanent employee.

18 February 2020

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5 December 2019

Does Roche offer stock options?

Pros

Competitive compensation Excellent Benefits Great Management Growth opportunities Great atmosphere

Cons

No stock options Better car selections (More SUV)

Advice to Management

Provide stock options for employees. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

No stock options

5 December 2019

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