Roche Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Updated Jun 17, 2014
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    Diabetes Solution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  2.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Customer Care Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Roche in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It took almost 4 hours to interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Difficult to negotiate. HR representative presenting offer was difficult to reason.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Customer Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Describe a situation were you disagreed with management and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer

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