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

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

I have been working at Roche

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.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company .to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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