Roche
3.6 of 5 123 reviews
www.roche.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Roche Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
Roche – US – “in front of the main building”

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3.6 123 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan

Severin Schwan

(43 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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lab technician

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Roche

Proslow salary and the work is tired

Consnice job and with many opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great while it lasted

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Nutley, NJ

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

ProsGreat people and great benefits

ConsSite is now closed, higher echelon of management did not seem to have a clue

Advice to Senior ManagementWished the site was still open

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsHours are flexible, pay is good.

ConsVery Slow Pace, FDA environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Associate (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat work environment. Projects are well supported and properly equipped. Great colleagues to work with. Pay is good and good work is often recognized. Projects are well developed and interesting. Mid management is good over all.

ConsSome projects with sound scientific and business basis killed by upper management personnel turnover. Radical and too frequent shifts in research focus is wasteful of financial and human investment in projects. Became difficult to obtain mature research goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink long and hard before making radical changes. Seeing hard won discoveries and results go into the vault prematurely is hard on staff morale and dedication.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGood company to work with benefits.

ConsDepends on your manager and their style

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Review of Roche Molecular Diagnostics

Director (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work environment. Good product ideas. Staff work together to meet goals. Has large parent company, Roche, for support. Good benefits. Intelligent staff.

ConsCompetitive market means rapid, 4 year development cycles. QC, QA and Manufacturing are on the East coast and Research, Development, Marketing, Business Development, Regulatory and the Administrative center are in Pleasanton which makes maintaining good communication important.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will increase efficiency and have more product success if you listen to your lower staff's suggestions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Farewell Nutley Campus

Manager (Former Employee)
Nutley, NJ

I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits and good corporate culture.

ConsAt times processes are tedious and do not permit for outside of the box thinking.

Advice to Senior ManagementClosure of Nutley campus is short sighted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed working as a scientist at Roche

Research Associate II (Former Employee)
Nutley, NJ

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

ProsGood Science, good management and great benefits

ConsThe Nutley NJ site is closing soon , by end of 2013

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at Roche

Project Manager (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGreat people to work with. Team spirit.

ConsProcesses undefined. Rigid to certain things.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be open to creative solutions, flexibility for employees, reward

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A nice place to work

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Roche

ProsThe facilities are nice the building is green. The commute is OK if you live in the East Bary and it is close to BART. The people are very nice and there are social activities for those interested. Roche is a stable company that rarely seems to have layoffs and often is buying new companies.

ConsSometimes upper management seems somewhat distant. It is a global company and has that big corporate feel most times. Due to the large size of Roche it lacks the energy one can get a smaller company or start-up.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to find a way to be more accessible to the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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