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Best place to work....if you are looking for a short term assignment!

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Current Employee - Compliance Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Palo Alto, CA

Pros

Roche is a global company with a great deal of diversity and a real cosmopolitan feel. The company consists of many acquisitions of smaller companies, and although the acquired companies would probably prefer to preserve their autonomy, Roche makes an effort to globalize the various components and look for synergies that make sense from a business perspective, as well as offer greater efficiency. Their benefits are great and there are many opportunities for advancement at the middle management level. The company is highly ethical and concerned about sustainability, as evidenced by their environmental programs and comprehensive sustainability reporting. They are also extremely supportive of education and personal development.

Cons

The biggest drawback is that they are closing this particular site in the next year! However, there are other opportunities that have been created at other sites around the world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to take advantage of the management training that is offered by the company - most people aren't "born managers" and many find themselves managers by default because someone has left the company or been promoted. The training classes, combined with identifying a mentor, will be a huge benefit for new managers, as well as managers who need a "refrehser".

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  1.  

    Michael is doing great. Luc is doing awful!! Diabetes care is going down the tubes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Flexiblity in getting work done. Good people to work with but senior management is not in touch with realtiy or the market.

    Cons

    Management is down right stupid. Bad decisions. They only want profit and don't care about building share. Bonuses are share based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what the competition is doing!!! TV advertisting is killing us. Get in touch with what is happening in the market and see what the competition is doing.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Palo Alto has been a great place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    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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    Approves of CEO
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