Roche
3.6 of 5 464 reviews
www.roche.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Roche Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 464 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan

Severin Schwan

(64 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues"
    in 12 reviews
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    An overall positive experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe value proposition - impacting patient lives
    Senior Leadership driving to eliminate silos and work as "One Roche"

    ConsConservative
    Needs to be more diverse, lacking people of color in leadership positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great while it lasted

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Nutley, NJ

    ProsGreat people and great benefits

    ConsSite is now closed, higher echelon of management did not seem to have a clue

    Advice to Senior ManagementWished the site was still open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dreams come true

    Summer Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Nutley, NJ

    ProsExcellent work environment , Flexible working hours.

    ConsIf don't have car then its pain to travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World Class Company

    Principal Associate (Former Employee)
    Nutley, NJ

    ProsGreat scientific research and development environment, industry leading benefits, employee development was excellent

    ConsI have no cons, I wish I was still working there. I was let go due to site closure and being laid off

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome back to New Jersey

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocated in San Francisco Bay Area

    ConsSenior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues. Most employees are afraid to speak up out of fear. Zero work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove on and let qualified people take your place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly good experience working there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThe pay and benefits were good during my time there.

    ConsSaw a lot of changes over the years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great place to work.

    Network Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsA Very good pay rate.

    ConsAlways living out of an hotel

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    The potential to build a better future for diabetics is there but not realized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, fitness center, flexibility in job execution, great to work for a company that makes products that help people, very generous to charities, lots of opportunities to network and volunteer

    ConsEmployment instability, out-dated technologies (intranet, employee portal, training portal), senior management makes odd decisions, product direction is confusion, lack of innovative products, tell you to innovate but innovative decisions are made by a small group of pals, stale culture, lack of decision making causes extra work and stagnates the development process, managers seem to be more focused on meeting their bonuses than the actual product that the customer receives

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers, they have a vast amount of knowledge that is being overlooked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    As a past employee, I can honestly say that Roche Diagnostics is as close to the Gold Standard as possible

    Inside Sales (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsConsultative sales approach, highest form of sales training available, everyone working in the sales dept. is very intelligent, highest quality of products available

    ConsLike most international corporations, there are a LOT of politics involved and though the US is the biggest market for the company, Germany does not seem to grasp the idea of the differences the US market has from the rest of the world (FDA, etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN a little more to your employee's on the front lines and realize that while Roche is top notch, other companies are close behind with lower prices. In the rapidly changing medical world (in the US), lower prices will hold as much importance as Patient care!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I wanted to love the company but....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsDecent salary; excellent benefits; enjoyed my co-workers; nice work/life balance

    ConsMicromanaged by middle management who, a lot of times, did not have a grasp of what was going on within the department. Focused too much "focused feedback" which at times was very critical and not given in a motivating manner. One of their core beliefs is "Speak Up" but speaking up could backfire and have a negative impact on your career. Middle management pretty much wants you to agree with whatever they are saying. Lost focus of the customer in the time I was there. Very behind in technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally look at your middle management...many have not a clue as to what is going on within their departments.

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