Roche Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
97 reviews filtered by
  • Indianapolis, IN Area
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.7
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
13 Ratings

Pros
  • In healthcare work-life balance is an afterthought (in 36 reviews)

  • Good benefits for all Roche employees (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is nonexistent and travel requirements are significantly higher than competitive /peer companies (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

97 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Bonuses were good, pto was expectional and the benefits were second to none. The pay was in line with industry standards depending on your level of experience

    Cons

    They didn't treat their temporary employees very well. The company they had working with temps didn't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about all your workers including the folks that are temps because they help you daily reach your goals, they too should be rewarded like full time permanent employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    Field vs Corpoarate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Roche

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits, good products, generally nice people. Well-respected and a number of leading, innovative products.

    Cons

    U.S. Diagnostics is disconnected from customers, and often most expensive supplier. who you know is far more important than what you can do! If you are field-based, virtually zero chance of transition to corporate role unless you live in Indy area. Touts creativity and contribution, but dominated by small-minded managers who think paying your dues involves sucking up shamelessly. If you interview, prepare a brag book and a 30-60-90 plan, or stay home.

    Advice to Management

    Hire & promote people who will move the company forward rather than protect the status quo.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Document Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and facility. Good training

    Cons

    My manager did not provide me w/ all the information I needed to complete task, so I would have to go to him and ask for help. Then he would tell me the missing step that he hadn't mentioned the first time. So it was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more innovative people. Better train and manage managers.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large international company offering diverse employment and growth opportunities. Employee support and benefits are comprehensive and equally available for field and home campus employees. Resources critical for employee success provided and supported. Personal development encouraged.

    Cons

    Size and complexity can be challenging. Individuals can be lost in the "crowd". The messaging is right but implementation and outcomes are not always achievable. Direction changes rapidly resulting in unfinished initiatives and frustration. International perspectives along with regulatory and compliance differences can be seen as roadblocks to success.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the Roche culture. Increase internal awareness of all Roche customer related initiatives across all divisions. Improve horizontal and vertical internal communications among all divisions and employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    data entry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Understand family and work balance

    Cons

    Constantly laying off good employees and replacing them with temps


  7. Good experience as a contract employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Contractors treated very well and made to feel like part of the team with in the Diabetes Care team. A big plus you are employedd by an in-house temp agency Pro-Unlimed so payroll taxes paid so avoiding the 1099 hassels. Also able to receive health benefits.

    Cons

    Really enjoyed the work but the project ended very abruptly when department was eliminated and project moved.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company. Leadership struggles.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Roche

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average for the area. Campus remodel will modernize environment considerably. Great on-campus amenities.

    Cons

    Once you are in there is limited on the job training. Leadership positions are arbitrarily given.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting good project managers into people manager roles.


  9. Helpful (4)

    The Ironic Public Image Perception Dilemma at Roche

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undeclared in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Undeclared in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Training provided was pretty good

    Cons

    Corporate bullying was a common practice

    Advice to Management

    I find it incredibly odd how Roche has now publicly announced its opposition to the Indiana Religious Freedom Law and yet they endorse and even promote corporate bullying by their corporate management.


  10. Great place to work but values changed along the way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Training Developer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great co-workers, flexibility with schedule depending on position

    Cons

    Feedback atmosphere encouraged...but only if it's pleasant to hear. Managers/Directors with no experience in the areas they are running.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your teams and promote from within rather than seeking those who only have a desire to move around the organization. Be accepting of criticism that is honest.


  11. Can be very good but many have been let go to realignments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Most of your co-workers are professional and good to work with. Indianapolis campus is a nice environment as well.

    Cons

    However management will focus on metrics to an extreme instead of if the job is getting done, relationships are being built, patients are being helped as well as the numbers. When positions are eliminated attempt to offer employees other positions within the company

    Advice to Management

    Offer loyal employees affected by realignment other opportunities within the company even if in a different business unit.



Showing 97 of 670 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.