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"a place with no technical growth"

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Current Employee - Programmer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Programmer in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Big name company in the pharma field
Lots of training chances and materials if you are willing to learn
nice office and location

Cons

bad cafe foods
tasks over-predefined and no more room to apply advanced programming skills
doing some silly programming jobs most of the time by just clicking the buttons with minimum debugging info
too many TC, especially early morning TC for employee in USA
some first-line managers are really bad at managing people, always discouraging or distracting their hardworking employee even when they got a task done with surprisingly good results. Maybe those managers are pessimistic and under pressure thus make the team as unhappy as her/him

Advice to Management

When the first-line manager's boss is in Europe, it is very easy for the first-line manager to hide a lot of problems locally. Please connect with the employee directly.

Other Employee Reviews for Roche

  1. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, people are extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Tedious work, can get boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is very nice and I enjoy working for them.


  2. "Enjoyed my time at Roche"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I came to Roche shortly after graduating from college and I am very happy with my experience here. I have learned a great deal from my colleagues and have been fortunate to have a great manager and group. Our site is shutting down at the end if the summer so I will be looking for opportunities elsewhere but I would gladly work for Roche again.

    Cons

    Although they claim to have calibration meetings during performance reviews to ensure everyone is treated equally when it comes to reviews and promotions the truth is that everyone is not always held to the same standards. At times, people could be getting promotions doing the bare minimum in some groups while others work hard only to be denied a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as equally as possible. I realize it may be difficult, but I think a slightly better job could be done.

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