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Interesting work but be prepared to deal with politics

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

Pros

Large company with lots of resources and interesting projects. Multiple sites and multiple divisions with interesting people working on a variety of problems through discovery and development. Generally good benefits, pension, and working atmosphere. Ability to interact with colleagues in multiple countries and ability to potentially have multiple careers within one company. Ability to attract and review vendors.

Cons

Management hierarchy based on politics on not on ability or merit. Too many meetings and yet too many groups not coordinated in efforts. The management does not match the talent of the people who work there. Cutural divide between headquarters in Basel and other sites.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward talent and results and streamline divisions

Disapproves of CEO

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    Tread Carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Long-term company strategy is on the mark towards personalized medicine. The company has deep pockets. The fact that the company is semi-privately held really allows Roche to focus on long-term results. Roche is in this business for the long-haul, not to appease Wall Street analyst's quarterly expectations.

    Cons

    The fact that they completely bungled getting Mircera to market, and now Actemra is significantly delayed. The entire biotech/pharma industry is in for a change with the new presidential administration and congress. Much uncertainty around the impending Genentech acquisition. Even though Roche is buying Genentech, it certainly feels like the new organization is going to be more like Genentech than Roche. (Wanting to preserve Genentech culture....moving commercial operations from NJ to Sout San Francisco).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was Senior Management that should be held responsible for the mis-steps with Mircera and Actemra. Take some accountability and candidly acknowledge that you missed the mark.

    Approves of CEO
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    Roche Colorado Corperation

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    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Operator  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Operator in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Management is working hard to get outside business so that we can be self sufficient. With all that is going on in the world, I am not only thankful to have a job, but thankful to have health insurance and work for a company that is growing, not just surviving or on the downward slide.

    Cons

    We work 12 hours shifts and every other weekend. So the days get long and I don't like working on the weekends. Alot of things are based on senority which I think is kind of out of date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of change. Just because that is what Roche has always done doesn't mean that is how we have to do thinkgs all the time from here on out.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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