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"Roche ruined it..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of opportunities to work with people internationally, travel and work on global projects

Cons

Benefits were cut, bonuses were cut, 6 - 7 am meetings most days and expected to work into the evenings and on email 24/7. No work life balance.

Advice to Management

Find a way to make your new global environment work for your employees. You are burning us out and not finding any way to make it worth it for us to stay.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be Great - Not Anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great product
    Amazing scientists
    Expresso machines

    Cons

    Politics
    Bureaucracy and silos
    Bad managers
    Unappreciated for work
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for the hard work everyone is doing. Teach your managers how to manage and not show favoritism. People don't believe you if you just mouth the "right" words - actually do it or hold people accountable.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Very political, bureaucratic, created good external image and internal atmosphere is toxic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart employees, higher compensation and benefits compared to its peers though doubtful how long this will continue after Roche merger, nice location

    Cons

    people spend way too much time marketing yourself for next job than doing the current job professionally, too much of back biting, some snobbish environment (e.g. which school did you graduate from), too much of consultant like mentality than executing well for longer term

    Advice to Management

    Create a fairprocess for employee promotion

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