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Roche Indianapolis Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Company offers good benefits and work-life balance too (in 99 reviews)

  • Good benefits for entire family; commute is easy for people from all sides of Indianapolis; Great work/life balance (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, great people and work environment

    Cons

    Swiss/German owned and that is the primary focus in my opinion. NAM is secondary.


  2. "Great Place"

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    Current Contractor - Data Management Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Data Management Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful mostly inclusive environment with a lot of fun team get-togethers and activities.

    Cons

    Being a contractor limits how much one can participate in global events and meetings.


  3. "Account Specialist - inside sales."

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off. Monday through Friday work week. Good training for both product line and sales presentations.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit of micro management. Also marketing pieces needed to be redone more frequently. New buildings but several realignments (lay offs in Roche lingo).

    Advice to Management

    Find other positions within the company in other areas rather than let people go from one position and then hire from the outside. Better a known, loyal team member than an unknown.


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  5. "Opportunity to improve career development for current employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    New Indianapolis facilities
    Focus on improving lives of patients
    Cafeteria and other on campus amenities
    Managers listen and care in many groups

    Cons

    Investing heavily in bringing very young millennials on while making significantly less investment in current employee career development opportunities. Strong investment in rotation programs for recent college grads while not investing in current employees. Several employee career development on campus events and high potential programs in Indy were canceled or had funding slashed in 2016 while new investments were made in bringing recent college grads on. Also, significantly less focus and resources are dedicated to providing tools to current employees to develop and advance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  6. "Traffic Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good experience, limited upward mobility, issues with sexism"

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    Current Employee - Medical Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Medical Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge products, great people to work with. Leadership encourage innovation. Culture of accountability.

    Cons

    Old boys network. Job blocking to maintain key talent in roles as long as possible. Limited opportunity for growth. Sexism both implicit and overt. Not enough women leaders and male leadership holding positions for far too long.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at culture of sexism and old boys network that rewards males with less skills and accomplishments over females due to favoritism. Females must work twice as hard for half the credit. Take a serious look at your value system and begin to walk the talk. Ditch the archaic east coast 80s conservative corporate culture and step into the Twenteens! Your business culture should mirror your sense of leading cutting edge in technology. Spend more time in the left coast and evolve.


  8. "SAP SECURITY CONSULTANT"

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    Former Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Roche (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere at workplace, people always ready to help.

    Cons

    expected a longer contract, but communication sometimes a little complicated with Germany.


  9. "Benefit Administrator"

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    Former Contractor - HRSSC Benefit Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - HRSSC Benefit Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture in the environment is very good and diversity is welcomed.

    Cons

    The only negative factor is there are no metro buses that come to Roche.


  10. "Good place to work and great facility"

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    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Flexibility of work
    2. Great environment
    3. Friendly people
    4. Lot of benefits and activities

    Cons

    Decisions are slow and process is a bit slow


  11. "R&D Intern"

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    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roche as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Solid experience, my boss was unbelievably cool and helpful with anything.
    -I had as much work as I could possibly ask for and was constantly learning.

    Cons

    -Intern program seems a little disorganized, they almost hired too many interns and I know some them had like no work to do.
    -They hire such a small percentage of the interns for full time.
    -Limited networking opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Hire less interns and provide a more meaningful networking program/better intern events.



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