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Roche Reviews in United Kingdom

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Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't come here if you hate layers of process

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, good facilities, lots of people and access to expertise.

    Cons

    Opaque decision making process and many layers of process for even the simplest. Lots of silo mentality and not much entrepreneurial thinking. Open plan throughout and many rules and procedures for everything. Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out a lot of the middle management holding the organisation back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great to start with, but last couple of years have seen in decline in staff morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1.Big blue chip company with many global opportunities to move a progress your career across the world.

    2. Looks good on your CV.

    3. Relatively stable company in a difficult industry.

    4. Friendly staff.

    5. Good staff training.

    6. Nice office facilities.

    Cons

    1. Greater and greater emphasis on centralized processes that lead to edicts from the "Leadership".

    2.The point above leads to managers implementing local solutions but framing results to look like they are the great ideas the "Leadership" has been so kind to share and insist we implement.

    3. Old ideas are re-badged as new. New bosses never ask if an idea has been tried before. They just assume they have best ideas.

    4. "Leadership" that asks for feed back but does not act on it and sidelines personnel who give feedback that does not toe the party line.

    5. After a staff survey showed they were heading in the wrong direction for staff satisfaction 3 years ago, latest survey shows they have scored even lower for the same issues raised 3 years ago.

    6. Are perceived as arrogant by customers and competitors.

    7. They pay less than their competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. You are good at developing talent but you keep losing your best people because you do not respect them and you frustrate them till they have no option but to leave.

    2. Your pay is crap. Staff stopped believing in your "industry compensation benchmarks" ages ago. You do not pay as well as your "real" competitors, period. You demand results in the 95th percentile so your pay should reflect that.

    3. 7-8 years of sustained growth did not come about by accident. Start to respect the staff you have.

    4. It is not a good sign when staff are so indifferent they tell you the "Leadership", face to face that you are doing ok, yet your own survey shows you are sliding further back! It shows your staff are tired of giving feedback that is not acted on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good salary, poor management

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    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, reasonable ability to maintain work/life balance

    Cons

    Very poor management, particularly in clinical operations. Very low morale due to bizarre resructure which managed to annoy everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up the day job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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