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Updated Oct 18, 2019

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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "The biggest isn't always the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good, smart people with the best of intentions - Great company health benefits and 401(k) plan - Fantastic mission that everyone truly supports and understands

    Cons

    - Too much unnecessary change being passed off as "Agile" leaves many feeling lost and tired - Lack of clarity about how the mission translates into specific, actionable goals at the function, team and then individual employee levels - Pay is well-below market in the most critical technical areas - Cross-functional, matrix alignment hides performance issues and drains accountability from the business - The... culture sucks in our most innovative areas of the business - TONS of work enters the funnel, but very little comes out the end, leaving one feeling exhausted and confused at times

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    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Stop trying to do so much and truly EXECUTE. Simplify the organization structure and invest in developing and retaining your people.

    Roche2019-10-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Few professionals people, some nice activities in the summer

    Cons

    The office space is old, hot desk is a mess, processes are slow, a lot of talking but no action. Lots of backstabbers, no one knows what they are doing, awful managers, they would hire any one, zero training if you are at welwyn site. They like to pay staff min compare to other sites. Be aware they think you are cheap if you are recruited there.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your managers

    Roche2019-08-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Argentina"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Buenos Aires
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice wording, messaging and offices

    Cons

    Management in Argentina... where to start... it’s a boys club. Don’t attempt to think on your own, just lower your head and say yes to everything, and don’t ever think of exposing their flaws. You will be the outcast and they will look for any excuse to send you off. It’s a pity that people still think Roche is a good place to work. It is not. They have a tyranical policy on which you either are in or you’re out.

    Advice to Management

    Have the Swiss get rid of top management and start taking care of people who actually do instead of just being there making contacts and see how to backstab others.

    Roche2019-03-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits but Extremely Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, easily accessible by public transit

    Cons

    Very stressful, frequent restructuring, so many people being let go

    Advice to Management

    Check if their background investigators verify if the phone number of a reference provided by an applicant actually belong to the person named as a reference, and if the supposed manager was actually a manager in that company.

    Roche2018-02-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kaiseraugst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible, work life balance is perfect

    Cons

    big machine, difficult to things done as there will always somebody who (thinks) has something to say as well.

    Advice to Management

    Lean up the managment

    Roche2016-11-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Una empresa excelente en la que trabajar."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Los beneficios sociales que ofrecen.

    Cons

    A veces es complicado conseguir ascensos. Pero puede depender del sitio.

    Advice to Management

    Mirad lo que tenéis de vez en cuando.

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    Roche2018-10-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Facciamo finta di seguire la scienza mentre premiamo i dipendenti sulla base delle vendite."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    "Una buona formazione, processi e delle persone davvero simpatiche."

    Cons

    "Poca creatività, flessibilità, cara vecchia cultura del ragazzo bianco e un sacco di pugnalate alla schiena dietro finti sorrisi."

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    Roche2018-06-23
  8. "Responsabile senior per lo sviluppo aziendale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    "persona appassionata, disciplinata, positiva, che lavora di squadra e concentrata sugli obiettivi"

    Cons

    "lavoratore diligente, trasparente, onesto che mette il lavoro prima di tutto"

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    Roche2018-06-12
  9. "¡Una experiencia horrible!"

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    Anonymous in Madrid
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche for less than a year

    Pros

    Salario Gimnasio Horario Ubicación Nada más que mencionar

    Cons

    El capital humano El ambiente de trabajo es horroroso

    Advice to Management

    Tenéis un problema con los trabajadores más antiguos. Se quejan todo el rato, no quieren trabajar, cobran más y odian a los recién llegados.

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    Roche2018-03-27
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Licitaciones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Madrid
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Las prestaciones que obtienes: salario, gimnasio, comedor, etc. ¡Eso es todo!

    Cons

    Un estilo de gestión muy anticuado con falta de confianza. Vas a tener que convencer a tu jefe de cada iniciativa que quieras tomar. El peor ambiente laboral que he visto en mi vida: puñaladas entre compañeros de equipo, falta de apoyo a los nuevos, falta de motivación, cero camaradería. Les gustará que te quedes hasta muy tarde. Estos comentarios se refieren solo al departamento de Licitaciones Hay muchos... otros departamentos que están bastante bien.

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    Advice to Management

    Motivad a vuestros empleados, hacer encuestas de satisfacción real, confiad en vuestros empleados. Contratad líderes, no jefes. No controléis cada paso del camino, no es una guardería.

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    Roche2017-12-12
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