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Palo Alto has been a great place.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Roche

Pros

The people. I have found almost 100% of the people that I have contact with are great people. This includes those in other divisions and locations. The work enviornment is also easy to operate in. They try to boost morale as much as possible. They still offer a company pension,

Cons

Currently not knowing when our jobs will be ending. Until the purchase of Genentech is complete it is hard to throw yourself in work 100%. It has been a great run but we need to know when it is ending.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate as much as possibel and be honest. The local management is very open and honest in all communications. That does make it easier to wait for the lay off.

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    Great company .to work for

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    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Nutley, NJ

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    exciting 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

    Cons

    politics 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 ManagementAdvice

    separate technical management and operational management.

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    Fear and intolerance reign at Roche

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    Former Employee - Sales in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Nutley, NJ

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Autonomy, Good Benefits, Decent Salary, Longevity of company, company car, well established in specific disease states (infectious diseases, HIV, oncology), a global company that has leverage in the world.

    Cons

    Very political, old boy network, morale is terrible and upper management breeds a work atmosphere of fear and intolerance.The company is outdated in its leadership style. It's uninspiring, using old leadership and management techniques, probably due to the fact that Roche Global is a family owned company and runs alot like the catholic church: very hierarchical. Consequently it all runs down hill: fear, intolerance, paternalistic, narrow minded towards ethnic and diverse peoples, and one gets prompted based not on skill sets and ability but rather who knows who.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all. Start with new senior management then make sure they are thinking like modern thinkers with a forward type vision

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    Disapproves of CEO
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