Roche Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable paycheck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    TREASURED WORK EXPERIENCE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    - Roche treated their employees very well and had competitive pay and great benefits.
    - Great vacation and holiday package
    - The work/life balance was very good, management had a good understanding of the balance

    Cons

    - Not progressive in moving employees up through the ranks.
    - If you start on a lower level, it is hard to progress

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if management worried more about developing employees and grooming them to move up the company ladder


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Field Service engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in South Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in South Miami, FL

    I worked at Roche (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and raise's are weak..

    Cons

    Slave driver mentality and make up crap for promotion's.

    Advice to Management

    Let field service be managed by former field service people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Support Internship

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

    I have been working at Roche

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and more amazing people.

    Cons

    PRO Unlimited, the contractor for interns gave incomplete or improper information.


  8. Director Clinical Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Clinical Operations in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director Clinical Operations in Nutley, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Great people who know how to work in an international environment. Robust pipeline and committed to underserved diseases

    Cons

    Some negatives with the integration with Genentech but probably resolved by now. Slower decision making with regard to process improvements


  9. Helpful (2)

    OK

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time

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

    Pros

    OK Benefits and pay scale is OK for the area

    Cons

    Only opportunity if under 35 years old. Totally bought in to the idea that you must "develop" and change jobs every 2 years. No respect given to knowledge of the job

    Advice to Management

    quit trying to being so trendy


  10. Helpful (4)

    Poor

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

    I worked at Roche

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

    Pros

    The everyday worker in all areas are great to work with.

    Cons

    Local area management and levels above are horrible. They care only for themselves and to drive the workforce for their own benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  11. Global Head, Clinical Development Science & Innovation

    Current Employee - Global Head
    Current Employee - Global Head

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Science driven, patient focused company

    Cons

    Decision-making can be a bit slow



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