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Successful Pharma with many opportunities

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Line Manager in Nutley, NJ
Current Employee - Line Manager in Nutley, NJ

I have been working at Roche

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Many interesting projects across all departments in Roche
Good job opportunities globally. Very good expat opportunities for those who are interested.
Growing company with successful products both in Pharma and Diagnostics.
Global focus on many projects that makes them challenging and interesting at the same time.
Market leader in oncology drug development and sales. Growing their franchise in RA.
Solid financial position relative to other pharmaceutical companies that should continue in the future.
Relatively good personal working environment at most sites

Cons

Lower salary than my peers in other companies
Typical large company bureaucracy
Technologically they are behind other companies in support of employee productivity

Advice to Management

Continue to push the performance management and show more courage to remove the barriers for people to perform their best.

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  1. Great company to work for if you're working at the corporate office and not in the field.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you work at their corporate headquarters, then it's a phenomenal company for which to work; however, outside field sales, I think they're lacking in quality in their senior management.

    Cons

    Outside field sales, I think they're lacking in quality in their senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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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