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

Roche Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 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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World Class Company

Principal Associate (Former Employee)
Nutley, NJ

I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat scientific research and development environment, industry leading benefits, employee development was excellent

ConsI have no cons, I wish I was still working there. I was let go due to site closure and being laid off

Advice to Senior ManagementCome back to New Jersey

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic place where you can grow your career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Nutley, NJ

I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIntelligent and friendly coworkers. Career discussions are mandated with employees and managers at least twice per year, but more frequent dicussions are encouraged. Opportunity for advancement.

ConsMajor downsizing in 2012 has left some gaps in the workforce. Hiring of new employees has been slow.

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

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Very innovative and sustainably minded company focusing on high performance operations

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ProsLeader in sustainability for the pharmaceutical industry

ConsAdherence to Roche policies needed improving for Genentech operations during my tenure. I was often alone in pushing for the highest quality mechanical designs due to a lack of sufficient engineering oversight.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure that your engineering directors are licensed engineers so they have independent motivation for compliance with all applicable regulations and the judgement to discern quality.

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

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Great company

Market Analyst (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Prosgreat people and culture, always striving to be better - from individual contributors to sr. management

ConsI heard salary is on the lower end

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Nutley, NJ

I have been working at Roche full-time

ProsGreat people and high caliber science

Consmany structural changes make it hard to do long research projects

Advice to Senior ManagementStay a course and stick with it

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

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Understated company with tradition

Drug Safety Associate (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGreat people
Individual development is greatly encouraged
Prestige
Solid and stable
Competitive Pay and Great Benefits/Perks

ConsDecisions are made slowly
Integration with Genentech has lead to many re-orgs and layoffs
Doesn't always feel talent retention is a priority these days

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more efforts to retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Never a dull momen

Manager (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsLarge company, so more stable by comparison
Great benefits
Career growth opportunities

ConsLarge company, so adapting to change can be a slow painful process

Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget that your people are your biggest/best commodity

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

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Nutley, NJ

I have been working at Roche

ProsOpportunities to train and get further education abound. Excellent infra-structure.

ConsNo downsides specific of Roche, but as with any large corporation, change may take some time to happen, upward mobility in promotion ranks can be slow. had excellent managers and others not so good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Customer Service Associate - Adecco (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Roche

ProsManagement is very concerned with employee personal and career development. They take time each month to discuss your career goals, and give you advice on how to reach them. They also proactively make connections with people in those fields to try and give you exposure.

ConsAs a customer service associate, the job becomes very repetitive when you are on the phone for 8 hours straight.

Advice to Senior ManagementI really do not have advice for management, as the only downside is the repetitive nature of the position. This cannot be fixed, and the selection process must obtain people who are willing to work this type of position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company .to work for

Statistical Programmer (Former Employee)
Nutley, NJ

I worked at Roche

Prosexciting products, challenging project work. A company with a very good growth rate..looks promising for future career growth. Lot of products in pipeline ensuring job stability. company has been around for a long time so well set processes.teams are very competent.. senior management is very good at taking note of good work, encouraging fresh ideas. Overall a great work environment. benefits are very good especially for those with kids and families. Employee retention is high

Conspolitics between departments can sometimes hamper work. Bureaucracy is high and sometimes its tough to make long term employees to accept newer ways of doing things.

Advice to Senior Managementseparate technical management and operational management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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