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Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Average Interview

Diabetes Solution Specialist Interview

Diabetes Solution Specialist
Memphis, TN

I applied online - interviewed at Roche in May 2014.

Interview Details – Fast process that started with a phone interview and was called the next day for a face to face interview. Was told I would hear back by the end of the week. Was contacted the next morning to go to Indianapolis to interview with the regional manager.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer
Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Roche in March 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted by Administrative Assistant 2 months after submitting online resume for a Manufacturing Engineering Position. Invited on-site for one-on-one interview with Engineering Manager. Manager was very professional and spent 45 minutes asking questions and then 30-45 minutes for a tour. Standard interview questions, no surprises. Invited back within a week for a panel Interview with 3 leads and another 30 minutes with the Engineering Manager. Manager was savvy about getting me out of standard answer formats and trying to challenge my soft skills.

Interview Question – Manager asked me to sell him a bottle of water to check soft skills and how I thought on my feet.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I negotiated pay and got a small increase, but the initial salary was based on my experience and individuals within the organization with similar experiences.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Account Executive Interview

Account Executive

Interviewed at Roche

Interview Details – There was an initial phone screen with employer recruiter. The next step was a phone screen with the hiring manager. The following interview then was a face to face meeting with the hiring manager. The next meeting was a face to face meeting with the Area Director. The final Interview was at the corporate office with 3 additional people, including the VP of Sales, Marketing, and Sales Department. The overall time frame was about a 2 month process.

Interview Question – Where do you see the overall companies goals?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Care Representative Interview

Customer Care Representative

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Roche in February 2010.

Interview Details – It took almost 4 hours to interview

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Specialist Interview

Sales Specialist
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Roche in September 2012.

Interview Details – Process took about a month. Two phone interviews, two in person interviews. Asked a lot of STAR type questions - Situation/Task/Action/Result. Most questions begin with....give me an example when... So be prepared with many scenarios. I interviewed with HR, the hiring manager, and a panel of supervisors/co-workers. Definitely helps to be referred by an employee.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected - all questions are behavioral based. Many questions are the same but just re-worded. Interview can be long and drawn out.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – HR was unwilling to negotiate on anything.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
Pleasanton, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Roche in October 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process began with a phone screen with HR, then an in-person interview that lasted 6 hours. Panel for in-person interview consisted of many managers and potential same-level co-workers. Questions asked were not difficult. They mainly focused on previous background (education and previous work experience).

Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Difficult to negotiate. HR representative presenting offer was difficult to reason.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Care Specialist Interview

Customer Care Specialist
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Roche.

Interview Details – Four interviews. One with recruiter for contractor (phone), one with Contractor supervisors, one with company supervisors which involves role-play scenarios, and one interview with upper management.

Interview Question – What is something you did at your previous job which contributed to the business?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was offered, but not negotiated. It was higher than expected.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Roche in June 2010.

Interview Details – Although my title was software engineer, I didn't write a single line of code. The job was more of a project management and system engineering position. I did a lot of documentation of requirements. Therefore my questions were more about describing the projects I had been on. What went right and what went wrong.

Interview Question – Describe a situation were you disagreed with management and what did you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Scientist I Interview

Research Scientist I
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Roche.

Interview Details – Got referred internally to a hiring manager. Was contacted within a few weeks. Had 6 side by side one-to-one and two-to-one interviews, mostly one-to-one. Also included lunch-interview which was more informal. Met about 10 people.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses? From an HR representative   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated salary.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Roche.

Interview Details – very well organized and met a lot of knowlegeable people and they asked very good questions, it was a two round interview and each one was a great experience. i chose the company because of this

Interview Question – what is your expecation of the salary   Answer Question

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