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
Severin Schwan
66 Ratings

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.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Service Engineer

    I have been working at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction, feeling of being the member of Roche family, good reward of efforts.

    Cons

    Unbalance work/personal life, more than enough work load,

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outlook negative for my department

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors/coworkers competent and friendly. Training program is excellent. Pay is fairly good for call center work. High level of satisfaction helping people in need. Cross-training opportunities

    Cons

    High call volume, upset customers, need to make excuses to customers on every call for hold time, repetitive, layoffs created stressfull work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of how laying off more than half the department may affect patient welfare and workload of employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - L13  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - L13 in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, most people were good to work with.

    Cons

    In my position I was not developing a marketable skill set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle mangers seemed to be to overloaded

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My worst job

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is well funded/resourced and very stable (unlikely to get layed-off or fired), and the benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    The job responsibilities were boring and not challenging, the employee education assistance programs were limited, and much of management was incompetent at managing people, projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    5 years as an employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Facility, benefits (after acquiring genetech)

    Cons

    Flexibility with hours, not family friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    interesting work. senior management out of touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits, decent salaries and bonuses

    Cons

    short term vision. cannot stick to a strategy for more than 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management; have the courage of your convictions and do not flip flop every other year.
    stop the double talk.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Roche Indianapolis

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great career growth potential A overage average salary range

    Cons

    High upper management turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over doing a great job in today's medical field

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

    good company overall, but bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benifits 401k and health are good.
    work to life ratio, company policy, technology always getting better

    Cons

    salary new people coming in making considerably more than long term employees with more experience
    Management carring more about themselves than anything the employees do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and work

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eye-opening experience on how business is successful in a matrix organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    People, passion, culture and success

    Cons

    Large enough to get lost, so network extensively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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