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31 English questions out of 31

12 July 2019

What is health insurance like at Roche?

Pros

Great perks (health insurance, flexibility for kindergarten, free parking). Good environment.

Cons

Reorgs every now and then, decision making slow.

Great perks (health insurance, flexibility for kindergarten, free parking).

12 July 2019

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3 September 2020

Does Roche pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Pay and benefits are really good Bonuses Supportive executive leadership Great campus Nice gym Patient focus

Cons

Leadership is driving costs down over time which has several unpleasant outcomes - * as jobs move to other countries, you have more early morning meetings with people in other time zones * all the entry level jobs are gone * if your job can be moved somewhere less expensive, it will eventually move The leadership wants as few people in SSF as possible, and the remaining positions are high paying, but come with high expectations. People used to always say "it's not Genentech anymore," but it's not the old Roche anymore either. The company has transformed into a very fine-tuned and financially driven machine. It's impressive, but I really miss Genentech.

Nice gym

3 September 2020

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15 June 2019

Does Roche offer vision insurance?

Pros

Roche is a great company with awesome benefits. They have terrific healthcare, great dental and eye care plus they really are setup well to take care of people.

Cons

I found the culture here to be the most toxic of all companies in my career. This organization is very political and clicky. During my time here I have started to take anxiety and blood pressure medicine because of the continued pressure to perform along with constant criticism. I would not recommend working at Roche to my worst enemy.

Advice to Management

Figure out how to be much more supportive of your people and understand how oppressive random constant unfounded comments are to people. The company could be a great one with great people but you have a lot of leaders who continually beat on the same people over and over again. I am excited to be out and away from this environment.

They have terrific healthcare, great dental and eye care plus they really are setup well to take care of people.

15 June 2019

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9 September 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Roche?

Pros

Excellent medical benefits and 12% company match to 401k. Accrued vacation up to 200 hrs rolls to next year.

Cons

Managers at all levels act as elitists and are forthcoming about the many decisions made Without individual contributors’ input. Managers attend frequent offsite sessions. The long-standing Cultural Commitments that have served as a cornerstone are being calculatedly retired,

Advice to Management

Leadership raises people at its best. But when not executed properly, the toll on families and psyches is profound.

Excellent medical benefits and 12% company match to 401k.

9 September 2020

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4 September 2019

Does Roche have a pension plan?

Pros

Decent salary, good pension plan

Cons

senior leaders playing musical chair, little collaboration among peers, hierarchical, white German or English speaking male dominant society, few managers have interest in developing people

Advice to Management

Care about employees as much as patients. Stop being pretentious

Decent salary, good pension plan

4 September 2019

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