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Roche Carolina - Great Company, Less than exciting City

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Roche

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very supportive of young engineers that want to learn all aspects of the business. Provided a great co-op experience overall.

Cons

Roche Carolina is in the very small town of Florence, SC. You have to head out of town to find appropriate social atmosphere for younger generations.

Advice to Management

There probably could be more structure for the coop program. As always, the experience varied greatly by the direct manager under whom you worked. My experience doesn't reflect that of some of my peers.

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    Too many changes going on

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist

    I have been working at Roche

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Roche is relatively stable for the next few years (no major patent expiration looming), so there is some degree of job security.

    Cons

    There are so many changes going on that are creating an uncertain environment at Palo Alto as well as Genetech.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the politics and focus on promoting excellence. It seems that the squeaky wheels are getting all the attention and the well oiled wheels are being sidelined.

  2. Roche Diagnostics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Products that help people's lives (you want your family, or family doctor, to use them)
    Brand recognition (mostly from pharma and the retail glucose monitors)
    Public company with the ability to make long-term investments (a rarity these days)

    Cons

    Constant change over the 18 months
    Lack of trust in the direction current senior leadership is taking the company
    Very top-down driven culture with rules that are changing almost daily

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a little - you've got good people, but you are not "really" asking them for input. Basic change management principles instruct a genuine feeling of ownership is necessary for true buy-in and lasting organizational change.

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