Roche Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
476 Reviews

3.8
476 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 32 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 15 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Glad I did it!

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits compared to other American healthcare-related companies
    Great culture at office/plant campuses
    Technology/clinical leader in diagnostics - best-in-class or close for most product types

    Cons

    Difficult to get to know others well if you are in the field
    Very sales driven - especially on some dead horses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Great products, great workers, nice Midwest city.

    Cons

    Lousy managers and management. No pension and benefits have deteriorated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on real performance, not on personal opinion.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Quality Control

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Friendly employees, flexible hours, up to date

    Cons

    Too many cliques with management, No room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room for growth and be fair to everyone

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  5.  

    I enjoy working here the benefits are great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    The benefits, the company values, core beliefs and they promote heavily from within

    Cons

    Training can be a bit much since there are constant changes happening daily. We aren't fully merged with our sister company GENE as expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking employees through constant training and no to assume that they will learn via email

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Roche

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    those that work are wonderful

    Cons

    to much mirco management here

  7.  

    Roche Regulatory Affairs (Nutley) was a great organization and great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs  in  Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Nutley, NJ

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

    Pros

    It was a supportive, professional, laid back, familial environment. They offered opportunities for growth, great benefits and perks with generous bonuses and fair raises. Management was open to new ideas and process improvements.

    Cons

    The major con was the constant change once merged with Genentech. Once that happened there were a lot of changes structurally and otherwise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    many caring people with a great chance to travel and many potential opportunities for advancement, would recommend to get in if you have the chance

    Cons

    pace of work could be demanding, performance and effort not always measured against background circumstances. Were many uncertain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best company I have work for with great training and fun and full of great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Photographer  in  Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    everyone was so happy and willing to commit their time there to make things happen, very well repected place

    Cons

    parking lots was too far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great person to work with and gave you his time to teach you anything you didn't know.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has a lot of great products and excellent management team

    Cons

    There are some challenges right now in healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    R&D employee in diabetes care

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    Former Employee - R&D Tech  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - R&D Tech in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very good, and competitive. The Roche quality system is the best in the industry. Good design processes.

    Cons

    It's junior high school with money! There are several immature cliques and backstabbers. Management uses hearsay and rumor to evaluate employees. I wasted prime years of my career working at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a problem, talk *directly* to the employee! Don't make employees guess what you want!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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