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A Big Pharma - Small Biotech Hybrid Model

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

At its peak time, RPA was one of the best companies in the life science sector in northern california. The culture, the environment, and the management are among the top ranked in the area. Great benefit and career development opportunity.

Cons

As a business in pharmaceutical R&D, RPA failed eventually to survive as a result of the parent organization's strategic restructure.

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    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Most people are very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Multiple lay offs in the recent years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and compensation very good.
    Teams are allowed much autonomy.
    Best practices are encouraged and sought out.
    Product support is usually very good.

    Cons

    Management turnover at the top changes things on average every 3-4 years, sometimes sooner.
    Current management believes department disciplines are pretty much the same in sales cycles.
    Products sometimes are out too soon (hardware) and customers are forced to help improve them.
    Strategic assays are sometimes late to market and competitors establish beachead markets quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field more, customers especially at all levels of bed size.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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