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Roche Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
526 Reviews
3.8
526 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 17 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Contract Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company who prepares well its future through investment and long term vision

    Cons

    Be ready when you will be asked to go out from your comfort zone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Operations engineer

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Good opportunities, solid company, etc.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be improved

  3.  

    hazardous to your health.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Specialist

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It pays well, but its not worth it.

    Cons

    Absolutely no concern for the health and wellbeing of field employees. Overutilization gone wild. Management completely out of touch. Working for Roches service is harder on your health than smoking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roche Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    culture, opportunities for growth, management

    Cons

    Difficult to enter FT status. Separation of FTE from Contractors

  6.  

    Bad Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has good pay and benifits

    Cons

    The company has Bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard working employees that know the technology of the business.

    Cons

    Management need to communicate more efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss more about leadership, and personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place but pRED gRED Divide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Roche is a fantastic company to work for, but a lot depends on whether you are pRED or gRED. As far as salary, benefits and treating employees with respect, it is a wonderful place. There are enough opportunities for everyone to do well, grow and be rewarded.

    Cons

    gRED has an air of superiority over pRED, and its no fun being on the pRED side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pRED and gRED have very different cultures. Cannot directly compare the two organizations or their productivity, without changing management styles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    The scientists who work at Roche are very passionate about the work they do and it's nice to be in that environment. Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Many policies and directives come from the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and don't always seem relevant to offices in California. The bureaucracy and length of time it takes for changes to take effect can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Internship was a great experience to learn about the company and also to work on a real project

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Roche as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The program is well organized , you get to network with other employees and be part of multiple professional development events.

    Cons

    The company in indianapolis does not have many opportunities for interns to continue as full time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and supervisors are very helpful and they like to be part of the internship program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work ethics

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

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

    Pros

    This company teaches a lot, demands a lot and offers a lot to anyone that makes it into them corporation. They look very good on a resume.

    Cons

    It is extremely corporate and, like many large corporations, there are political games to play and the best employees aren't the ones that excel to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This goes to Germany... learn to understand the challenges that the US market faces compared to the rest of the world and then make your sales goals accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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