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"Fear and intolerance reign at Roche"

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Former Employee - Sales in Nutley, NJ
Former Employee - Sales in Nutley, NJ
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Autonomy, Good Benefits, Decent Salary, Longevity of company, company car, well established in specific disease states (infectious diseases, HIV, oncology), a global company that has leverage in the world.

Cons

Very political, old boy network, morale is terrible and upper management breeds a work atmosphere of fear and intolerance.The company is outdated in its leadership style. It's uninspiring, using old leadership and management techniques, probably due to the fact that Roche Global is a family owned company and runs alot like the catholic church: very hierarchical. Consequently it all runs down hill: fear, intolerance, paternalistic, narrow minded towards ethnic and diverse peoples, and one gets prompted based not on skill sets and ability but rather who knows who.

Advice to Management

Fire them all. Start with new senior management then make sure they are thinking like modern thinkers with a forward type vision

Other Employee Reviews for Roche

  1. "Hoffmann-La Roche is a decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Nutley, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Nutley, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sense of purpose in working for a company that develops medicines that help people, opportunities to develop different skills, good benefits, enjoy co-workers who for the most part are motivated and engaged in their jobs.

    Cons

    Very conservative culture that doesn't encourage risk-taking, don't think management overall has progressive flexible work-life policies, management seems out of touch with needs and desires of workforce, technology not cutting-edge.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time talking and listening to the rank and file (not in organized meeting settings), develop a decent budget along with time for training and development.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place to start out but don't stay for more than a year or two"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ

    Pros

    Wonderful friendships established. The people are what keep you motivated and make the day go by!
    Job stability. No layoffs since hired.

    Cons

    Management very secretive about promotions and changes in staffing
    Little prospects for promotion
    Benefits package is subpar. 80/20 payment, high out of cost expenses for expectant parents
    Permananent employees grossly underpaid. Company also relies heavily on temps to cut costs.Temps take a long time to be hired as permanent

    Advice to Management

    encourage development of employees through trainings
    inform employees of future goals and their role in the changes ahead

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