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Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1896
Type Company - Public (RHHBY)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics... More

Mission: Doing now what patients need next

Roche – Why Work For Us?

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About Roche 


Do you share our purpose?

Doing now what patients need next.

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

We are Roche.

What we do:

Roche uses continual innovation and scientific rigour to build a better tomorrow and our products make a difference to the lives of millions of patients worldwide. We are the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and medicines for cancer, transplantation, and active in other major therapeutic areas with a high medical need such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases,  virology, metabolic disorders and diseases of the central nervous system. Our products bring significant medical benefits for patients and doctors, efficiency gains for laboratories and health economic benefits for payers.


Our legacy

Founded in 1896, Roche has been making important contributions to global health for more than a century. From the very beginning, Roche focused on innovation and on establishing an international presence. Roche employs more than 80,000 people and is present in more than 150 countries.

Twenty-four medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and chemotherapy.


Where we are going - Personalised healthcare

We see a day when treatment choices will be based on a patient’s genetic makeup, not trial and error, and when treatments will be tailored to the biology of patients’ diseases, not symptoms. This is our vision of personalised healthcare. Obviously, it is a vision that will take years of brilliant research to realise, and no one company can do it all alone. As world leaders in the key areas of diagnostics and pharmaceuticals we play a leading role. The potential benefits in terms of better treatment outcomes, fewer harmful side effects and lower healthcare costs are well worth the effort.

Working at Roche

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Memphis, TN May 2014 – Reviewed Jun 8, 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.Full Interview

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Roche Awards & Accolades

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Science Careers Top Employers, Science Magazine, 2013
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2013
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009
Top Biotech and Pharmaceutical Employer, Science, 2009
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