Roche Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Roche CEO Roche Group 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. Senior CRA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities and good people

    Cons

    nothing bad to say, very good compagny


  2. ok

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    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment with nice colleagues, and far from the crowded city is a plus. The lunch is tasty to some degree.

    Cons

    Everything is fine, without specific drawbacks during my intern there.

    Advice to Management

    No specific suggestion, my supervisor is quite nice.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not what you

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company All of the great benefits that working for a large company should bring (inc. Company Car, Health Insurance etc.) Really nice offices

    Cons

    Slow to get anything done Some horrible managers MBOs - This is a work that you need to do outside of your day-to-day job... for most people at Roche, their day-to-day job takes longer than the 37.5 hours you're paid for... then to try and fir MBOs just adds insult to injury.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap the MBO program, it just stresses people out. If you got something at the end of it (i.e.certificates etc.), then fine... Oh, and your pay-rise and bonus (which should be linked to how you do your ACTUAL JOB) is linked to them too.


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  5. Therapy Area Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great oncology portfolio and pipeline; brilliant scientific minds working in the field of oncology

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for non-medics or those not in a global role. Poor salary.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retaining talent by reviewing the salary benchmarking and opportunities for internal development


  6. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Nice company with a strong business oriented culture

    Cons

    Work life balance can be sometimes challenging

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good work and walk the talk


  7. Culture concerns; great exposure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Terrific office environment - like working at Google. Exposure to projects and clients

    Cons

    Political operating environment, in hindsight, was observable at the initial interview. Development of cliques.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Great for CV - significant flaws in what is says versus what actually happens

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    Current Employee - Head of Department in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Growing organisation 2. Good for CV 3. Great product portfolio

    Cons

    1. Do not respect diversity 2.silo thinking 3. Everyone thinks they are an expert in everything! 4. Not entreupanarial 5. Behaviours and culture are just words- you dont see them in practice 6. Zero integrity-,will leave you out to hang

    Advice to Management

    Stop living in your own world and look at reality.....will quickly become as hated as the banks if you dont take a closer look in the mirror at your behaviuors. Stop judging people on a single meeting, give an opportunity for them to prove


  9. I have worked at Roche Oncology for the last 4 years. Overall it has been a positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, truly making a difference to patients.

    Cons

    Leadership changed 2 years ago, and we have lost a lot of people leading to a large culture change. Constant upheaval and a focus on kpi's, numbers and reports becoming very negative. Low morale at the moment.


  10. Moved here and staying

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with an engaging workload. Just enough work to push you to do more and progress within the company.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you go the extra mile to recognise the staff putting in the extra mileage for the company. This doesn't always happen.


  11. Great Company!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office, nice working environment, friendly people, engaging workload and good career oppurtunities!

    Cons

    Haven't found any as of yet!!

    Advice to Management

    Certain departments and managers are more flexible with work-life balance - needs to be a bit more equal throughout



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