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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan

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Director (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work environment. Good product ideas. Staff work together to meet goals. Has large parent company, Roche, for support. Good benefits. Intelligent staff.

ConsCompetitive market means rapid, 4 year development cycles. QC, QA and Manufacturing are on the East coast and Research, Development, Marketing, Business Development, Regulatory and the Administrative center are in Pleasanton which makes maintaining good communication important.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will increase efficiency and have more product success if you listen to your lower staff's suggestions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A nice place to work

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Roche

ProsThe facilities are nice the building is green. The commute is OK if you live in the East Bary and it is close to BART. The people are very nice and there are social activities for those interested. Roche is a stable company that rarely seems to have layoffs and often is buying new companies.

ConsSometimes upper management seems somewhat distant. It is a global company and has that big corporate feel most times. Due to the large size of Roche it lacks the energy one can get a smaller company or start-up.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to find a way to be more accessible to the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Roche

ProsInnovative Products, Good work culture, Friendly Peers, Good Benefits, Fringe foreign business trips, Long term career stability, Financially strong company

ConsLow Salary to Employees, Hierarchical, Politics, Poor Employee Recognition of Work, Controlling IT environment, Poor Design Quality Assurance and Management

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Lot's of opportunities if you can handle the management style

Director (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Roche

ProsLarge company with a diversity of opportunities. International exposure. Nice coworkers who are, on the whole, capable and dedicated.

ConsHierarchial, autocratic management in some cases. Old style command and control behavior which uses power to try to intimidate by keeping people in the dark and off base. Bureaucratic and slow to move. It can be very tedious and require a lot of patience to get anything accomplished. Culturally the company can be very rigid.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect people and treat them as you would like to be treated. Include people in decision making and be more transparent. Exercise leadership by example rather than using your position to intimidate. You will get a lot more out of people that way and the company will benefit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Although not a Bay Area Biotech Star Roche is a satisfying place to work that retains employees.

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Roche

ProsPleasant work environment. Some perks like regular socials and variety of employee social events.

ConsManagement does seem out of touch at times however I've seem much worse at other companies, so really can't complain.

Advice to Senior ManagementStrive to be a "Best place to work" to attract new scientists with innovative ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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