Roche Reviews

Updated April 19, 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. 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't come here if you hate layers of process

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, good facilities, lots of people and access to expertise.

    Cons

    Opaque decision making process and many layers of process for even the simplest. Lots of silo mentality and not much entrepreneurial thinking. Open plan throughout and many rules and procedures for everything. Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out a lot of the middle management holding the organisation back.


  3. Helpful (3)

    CRED Study Leader

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    Former Employee - CRED Study Leader in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CRED Study Leader in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, nice company car, reasonnable salary, good benefits. Nothing else.

    Cons

    The worse management ever. Low moral. No consideration for people. Many people left on sick leave or resigned while I was there. This was considered by management as "normal" turn over, therefore no improvements were to be made...

    Advice to Management

    Get another job


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  5. Clinical Operations - Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Low workload - Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    - Appalling behavior exhibited by management - High turn over


  6. Review

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    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clinical Scientist in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    established, good vision, great insight!

    Cons

    too large an organisation which could sometimes loose you amidst large number of employees. Low visibility


  7. Helpful (4)

    Good salary, poor management

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    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, reasonable ability to maintain work/life balance

    Cons

    Very poor management, particularly in clinical operations. Very low morale due to bizarre resructure which managed to annoy everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Give up the day job



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