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Roche Overview

Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RHHBY)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy ... Read more

Mission: The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2017 employed about 94,000 people worldwide. In 2017, Roche invested CHF 10.4 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 53.3 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a ... Read more

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Best Places to Work: 2018 (#59), 2015 (#26)

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Roche – Why Work For Us?

About Roche 


Do you share our purpose?

Doing now what patients need next.

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

We are Roche.

What we do:

Roche uses continual innovation and scientific rigour to build a better tomorrow and our products make a difference to the lives of millions of patients worldwide. We are the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and medicines for cancer, transplantation, and active in other major therapeutic areas with a high medical need such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases,  virology, metabolic disorders and diseases of the central nervous system. Our products bring significant medical benefits for patients and doctors, efficiency gains for laboratories and health economic benefits for payers.


Our legacy

Founded in 1896, Roche has been making important contributions to global health for more than a century. From the very beginning, Roche focused on innovation and on establishing an international presence. Roche employs more than 80,000 people and is present in more than 150 countries.

Twenty-four medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and chemotherapy.


Where we are going - Personalised healthcare

We see a day when treatment choices will be based on a patient’s genetic makeup, not trial and error, and when treatments will be tailored to the biology of patients’ diseases, not symptoms. This is our vision of personalised healthcare. Obviously, it is a vision that will take years of brilliant research to realise, and no one company can do it all alone. As world leaders in the key areas of diagnostics and pharmaceuticals we play a leading role. The potential benefits in terms of better treatment outcomes, fewer harmful side effects and lower healthcare costs are well worth the effort.

Working for a better future

If you want to advance your career with one of the most respected names in global healthcare, choose Roche. You won’t just be joining a world leader investing almost $10 billion a year in innovative medical research and development. You won’t just be helping to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of health disorders. You’ll be contributing to medical progress where it’s needed most.

Our focus is on the most urgent disease areas: cancer, viral infections, disorders of the metabolic and central nervous systems and inflammatory diseases. We’ve already brought many highly effective drugs onto the market to address them. Use your talents to help us develop even more.

Your talents, transforming healthcare
Research and development. Sales and marketing. IT. Manufacturing. Legal. Finance. HR.  Technology. Quality Management. In every area of Roche, we’re looking for exceptional people to drive our work forward.

Wherever you join, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation. Over the years, we’ve set many market trends and created some entirely new ones. Now we’re the world leader for in vitro diagnostics and the No. 1 supplier of cancer medicines, with a focus on personalised healthcare that’s driving a new era in customizable medical solutions.


Grow faster with Roche

Your efforts will make even more critical innovation possible. We rely on contributions from talented, committed professionals like you to keep Roche moving forward. In doing so, you’ll get to tackle all-new challenges and develop your prospects as you help us achieve our plans for long-term natural growth.

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    Flexibility and work-life balance. Good culture and teams and people are great to work with.


    Pay is less, does not get evaluated according to current market, even though they say so.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Roche (Tucson, AZ) in January 2017.


    Phone interview for a one year contract position. Two women interviewed me and they were standoffish and rude. It seemed like they were not listening to what I was saying. Also I believe I was discriminated against based on what part of town I live in.

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