Roche Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 12 Dec 2020

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  1. "Great company to work with very good benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Project Leadership in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good health insurance

    Cons

    Constant change in Upper Management

    Roche Response

    December 14, 2020Global Recruitment

    Thanks for taking time to share your view. Our compensation policy is focused on the promotion of strong performance, profit sharing, fairness and transparency in payment decisions as well as ensuring a balance between base salary and performance benefits. We continuously measure our benefits packages against benchmarks to ensure they are competitive globally. Benefits packages offered by our affiliates are in line with the benefits policy of the Group. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future within our company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Its alright"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I 

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Things are pretty stable in the company (its not going anywhere) - Benefits are expansive - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Seems that the only way to progress in the company is to jump teams. Its rare to see promotions for people who stay on the same team, only when they move to another team. - Pay is much less than similar positions in the area - Disconnect between upper management and actual workers

    Roche Response

    October 12, 2020Global Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback. Our compensation policy is focused on the promotion of strong performance, profit sharing, fairness and transparency in payment decisions as well as ensuring a balance between base salary and performance benefits. We continuously measure our benefits packages against benchmarks to ensure they are competitive globally. Benefits packages offered by our affiliates are in line with the benefits policy of the Group. Roche wants to provide development possibilities for all employees. All of us are asked to take the initiative for our own development and Roche provides a variety of offers to support this. Regular check-ins with leaders continuously improve communication and help to define what is best for employees and leaders at a certain time. We encourage you to actively ask your leader for this exchange. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future with Roche.


  3. "Great company with great internship program"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Support Network in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche for less than a year

    Pros

    Given real projects where you can make a real impact at Roche

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to meet with upper management

  4. Helpful (11)

    "Not a great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are a bunch of awesome people to work with. The project is super cool and involves multiple cutting edge technologies which is honestly pretty special. Consistent high attendance happy hours.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't know what they're doing, how to hire managers, how to fire toxic employees, etc Still no sales. Below market wage. A lot of below average, hard to work with employees.

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    "Don’t be fooled"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits (not including pay) is the only thing that keeps me here

    Cons

    I’ve been here nearly 18 years and it’s a revolving door with good people coming in and then leaving while bad people keep getting promoted and having their egos inflated. Upper management is political, rude, not transparent, and total cronies. You can’t trust anyone to not throw you under the bus. And the company claims they are working on their ‘cultural beliefs’ But those are all just HR check the box activities that none of upper management loves up to. I’m so sick of the antics, egos, and jockeying for positions. They’ll tell you one thing in the interview and once you start you’ll be doing something else because of ‘resource constraints’ and ‘we’re doing more with less’ So you get sucked dry of all energy. Don’t be fooled!

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  6. "Entry level job"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance Great benefits Supportive work environment

    Cons

    Some favoritism in upper management.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Top Heavy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding, 401K is second to none.

    Cons

    No accountability within upper management. All decisions based on the "team" mentality.

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    "A hedge fund that just keeps on getting lucky"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Substantial resources Good reputation among physicians Opportunities for development Adept at identifying takeover targets

    Cons

    Extremely political work environment. Truth is a negotiable concept. Upper management are very disconnected from the realities of the business. R&D has had very limited success in Europe (luckily Genentech & Chugai are effective).

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  9. "An ideal workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to the personal development of the employees Flexible hours Cutting-edge products Room for progression within the company Great management Good benefits/compensation Rewards for productivity/achievements (peer recognition)

    Cons

    Hierarchical system: decision making comes from above Since it is a massive company, you do not have easy access to upper management

  10. "Ok."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Best life work balance. Love the people.

    Cons

    Bad upper management. I wish they had a compass.

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