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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boy network, morale is terrible and upper management breeds a work atmosphere of fear and intolerance.The company is outdated in its leadership style.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

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Senseless Heirarchy

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    Current Employee - Director in Nutley, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Nutley, NJ

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Stable job, company has been around for a long time.

    Cons

    People stay years and years, move up bcos of seniority. Nothing to do with capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to what goes on, rather than worrying about who at what level said/did what. Heirarchy is stiffling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good place to start out but don't stay for more than a year or two

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Wonderful friendships established. The people are what keep you motivated and make the day go by!
    Job stability. No layoffs since hired.

    Cons

    Management very secretive about promotions and changes in staffing
    Little prospects for promotion
    Benefits package is subpar. 80/20 payment, high out of cost expenses for expectant parents
    Permananent employees grossly underpaid. Company also relies heavily on temps to cut costs.Temps take a long time to be hired as permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage development of employees through trainings
    inform employees of future goals and their role in the changes ahead

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