Roche Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
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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)

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  1. Great company

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    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. Sr. Process Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks, generally satisfying work, opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Project timelines have been hectic as of late, and you better know how to prioritize.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen strategy to maintain competitive in Diabetes Care.


  3. Internship Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - awesome benefits for an internship (401K, high pay). Upper leadership is highly accessible, so it's quite easy to meet leadership for mentorship opportunities

    Cons

    Not many entry level opportunities available for promotion after the internship. Most job applications require 3+ years of experience, which isn't feasible from an intern just graduating college.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more entry level opportunities, especially for interns interested in staying full time who have demonstrated a strong knowledge of the field and great work ethic.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company , great benefits, respected in the marketplace. Excellent tech support

    Cons

    Slow to change in the market.. Low commission but great base salary.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field. Typically great management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branchburg, NJ

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great opportunities for lateral movement. Incredible exposure to new technologies and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Vertical promotions virtually non-existent. Management is a bit out of touch with floor-level workers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ear to the ground and listen to what your employees tell you


  7. Helpful (1)

    Logistics Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

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

    Pros

    Good employer, benefits, infrastructure
    Good development opportunities
    Flexible working times

    Cons

    Global company, with all typical inefficiencies related to it

    Advice to Management

    Be more interested with the interest of our company instead of your career


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company pros/cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work.. good talent..

    Cons

    not enough information sharing from upper management. talent comes and goes.

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  9. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Communications Specialist

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Roche

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work for people who are serious about the pharmaceutical industry. They treat employees with respect and job are clearly defined. It was one of the more well run pharma agencies I have worked foior

    Cons

    For part of my time with Roche, I worked virtually which id a difficlut way to work. This would be true anyway your home was your office, but I missed the contact both personally and professionally.

    Advice to Management

    I had a fabulous boss who gave me leeway to accomplish my work with much freedom. I was always treated with respect and when something went wrong, as it will in any job, they handled it with professionalism, not recriminations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stable paycheck

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and low turnover.

    Cons

    Little career advancement. No serious development of people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the working people's opinion about managers. Some managers, no matter how much you value them, should not manage people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    TREASURED WORK EXPERIENCE

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    Former Employee - Secretary II - Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Department in Manati, PR
    Former Employee - Secretary II - Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Department in Manati, PR

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

    Pros

    Proactive, Employee (called Associates) Oriented, Education, Professional Development and Training Opportunities, Pleasant working environment and camaraderie among staff at all levels, Participatory Management/Open door policy, Sponsored free family oriented events for staff and family and on-site special events for staff. Mission Focus and Quality Control. Employee policy manual and HR Department available. Dispensary, gym, walking route, parking within premises. I got greatly exposed to Pharmaceutical/Manufacturing good practices, SOPs, FDA policies and Audits, etc. One of my best working experiences.

    Cons

    Patented products expired. Susceptible to the competition of generic medications.



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