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Roche Manager Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
135 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    By far the people who work at Roche make this a world class company. The company makes investments into their employees.

    Cons

    Consensus driven management style, often a late adopter to new technology. Some business units have dated products, but you're expected to sale them.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to feel secure in taking risk

    Roche2017-12-28
  2. "People's great, but expect to do 3 jobs"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche for less than a year

    Pros

    culture... the things people here will do for each other.

    Cons

    Contractor-heavy and little to no chance to turn perm.

    Advice to Management

    portfolio, products and pipeline may be the wrong KPI to measure your success. Treat the people right and they'll do best work. And I am not talking about money or benefits.

    Roche2019-08-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits is the saving grace"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly staff

    Cons

    Chaotic, unorganized, complacent employees only doing the minimum, run like a start-up, minimal resources, unrealistic expectations

    Roche2019-08-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT BENEFITS"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, good 401k match.

    Cons

    Too decentralized and Indianapolis is poorly managed

    Roche2019-08-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great and pay is good or better than most. Good work life balance and cultural beliefs.

    Cons

    Seem to "reorganize" often which creates a state of wondering if you'll have a job or not about every 18 mos. Lacking in technology development which will hurt them in the long run.

    Roche2019-07-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great development opportunities for people with more experience, less growth for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel opportunities Development opportunities, IF you know the right people Very knowledgeable people

    Cons

    No young professionals Too Corporate People with less than 5-7 years of work experience are ALWAYS hired on as Contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Be more reachable

    Roche2019-06-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "slow to move and change, but good pay and benefits"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    most fellow workers that care about end customers good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Slow business/legal processes Management promotes political agenda

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of politics and focus on changing slow business processes to take advantage of 21st century opportunities

    Roche2019-06-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for Job Security, Less so for Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An environment of mutual respect and open discussion. Good job security.

    Cons

    Too conservative; not innovative enough. In sequencing division, organization does not have a sense of urgency, nor enough market knowledge to understand how to be competitive. Mgmt says that they empower decisions at the lowest level, but that's not the case.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your market. Hire and promote more industry experts, don't just promote those who've been there ten years. Give 'agile' more than lip service.

    Roche2019-05-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Depending on your location there is a lot of opportunity for learning, skills development, and movement within the organization.

    Cons

    Change is good but sometimes can be too much at times. There is a need to be flexible and comfortable in uncertain environments.

    Roche2019-04-17
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sr.Mgr - Diagnostics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Flexibility, Global travel

    Cons

    No accountability in leaders , immature leadership, runs on entitlement , organizations keeps cleaning up it's own mess at business expense , no concept of customer service, no business focus , cruise-control mode , no sense of urgency , does not have right people in the bus to take the organization to the next level of maturity

    Advice to Management

    what's the use ?

    Roche2019-04-24
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