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"Lot's of opportunities if you can handle the management style"

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Former Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Large company with a diversity of opportunities. International exposure. Nice coworkers who are, on the whole, capable and dedicated.

Cons

Hierarchial, autocratic management in some cases. Old style command and control behavior which uses power to try to intimidate by keeping people in the dark and off base. Bureaucratic and slow to move. It can be very tedious and require a lot of patience to get anything accomplished. Culturally the company can be very rigid.

Advice to Management

Respect people and treat them as you would like to be treated. Include people in decision making and be more transparent. Exercise leadership by example rather than using your position to intimidate. You will get a lot more out of people that way and the company will benefit.

Other Employee Reviews for Roche

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do your homework before making a decision about this company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Multiple opportunities to stay within the Diagnostics division, in the field as a sales representative. Incentives for field employees to move to Indianapolis and take other positions in Training, Marketing and other key departments. Typically paid an average of their sales salary, including bonuses, incentives and commissions, for the first 3? years.

    Cons

    While working there, I saw that the team selling approach was not effective. It's no longer in place. Claims of being "family friendly" and giving employees a "work/life" balance were never put into practice. HR department not responsive and more concerned with protecting the company interests than a focus on "human resources", and treating employees as such. Policies were not applied across the board. Behind the times in expense reporting, CRM databases and CBT, which resulted in inefficiencies. Training of sales reps lacking in substance.

    Advice to Management

    Begin truly listening to your employees. Be consistent. Practice what you preach. Ask and answer the tough questions. What does "family friendly" really mean? What is a "work/life" balance? Make your expectations, or definitions of those new "catch phrases" clear to every employee. Then be willing to listen to feedback objectively. Consider being a maverick and take a hard look at your HR department. Perhaps everyone is better served when there is one department looking out for the company and one that is there for employees, and views them as resources.


  2. "No longer what it use to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to be stagnate. If you like doing just operational type of work this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. If you are not a member of the EU you are looked down on.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management are just puppets for the people in Basel. US is viewed as an outsourcing company.

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