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Roche Indianapolis Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Experience at Roche"

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    Current Contractor - Mailroom Clerk in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Mailroom Clerk in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community culture, coworkers are driven, and campus is safe.

    Cons

    Not much encouragement from management to pursue individual goals/projects within company.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more time for skill enrichment, even for contracted workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Service Support Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. Great work life balance. Company does many different community projects and allows employees to participate. Campus has been updated internally and externally. Starbucks in main cafeteria and a great work out facility.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Feels like its all about who you know instead of what you can achieve. Very little succession planning

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits package. International company. Regular training.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, it's who you know. Same as most other places I guess, so this is an indictment of the system, not of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees as if they're partners and we're all in this together. Most employees figure things out anyway, so why not be open?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great development programs for millennials. Great work life balance. Great benefits. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Great development programs for millennials offering rotational programs every 2 years and focused development...but only if you are a millennial. 40 + experienced candidates. Not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about those that have been drinking the coolaid, are loyal, and still want to progress


  5. "Amazing Culture and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Medical and Scientific Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Medical and Scientific Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Roche attracts top talent and professionals passionate about Healthcare and doing now what patients need next. Work life balance, diversity and inclusion, and philanthropy are cornerstones of the company's culture and values. Roche offers fantastic benefits, and there are many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Roche is a very large company, and it can take some time for this large ship to turn. For some roles, total compensation is below Market value while benefits are amongst the best in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and innovative healthcare solutions.


  6. "med tech"

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

    I worked at Roche part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    money was good but no support

    Cons

    micromanaging and no room for growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Not challenged to make a difference.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Large company with rewarding career"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Powerful vision and passion for the customer
    Helping people with health care concerns is a huge motivation

    Cons

    Working in health care environment is challenging with constant, seemingly random changes at times
    Tight-knit departments can be torn apart by cold corporate decisions


  9. "Acucheck"

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    Former Intern - Production Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, comfortable atmosphere, good management

    Cons

    long hours on your feet, bright lights, you're around heavy equipment

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Respected company, great benefits, too much bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is highly respected and a good corporate citizen. Comprehensive benefits package is top of the line, particularly the medical benefits. Opportunity to work with very bright and highly motivated colleagues. Good work-life balance, if you are fortunate enough to land on the right team, with the right manager. Despite a rather conservative company culture, Roche is taking steps in the right direction toward diversity and inclusiveness. Employees are treated respectfully, and provided with special events and other perks to maintain team/department cohesiveness and morale. The campus and buildings are beautiful.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, needlessly complex business processes and excessive risk aversion hurt both the company and employees. Frequent changes in organizational strategies in some divisions, which usually lead to layoffs. Some areas can be highly political. Despite all the resources the company puts into career development, moving into a new position is difficult, especially if outside one's own department. Hiring managers often have unrealistic expectations about the level of specific experience required to perform a job. Some jobs, particularly in IT, have surprisingly low salary ranges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees and seek diversity and inclusion. Work to simplify business processes and take reasonable risks to keep company agile and foster innovation. Empower employees with decision-making power at the lowest possible hierarchy level. Review salary ranges and barriers to career movement; emphasize the value of transferable skills and experience.


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