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Updated January 18, 2018
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid...for now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible amenities including onsite (SSF) daycare, health care, gym facilities, cafeterias, unlimited coffee/espresso
     - Super smart employees
     - Focus on the patients is paramount, based on the science is fundamental, driven for the business is critical

    Cons

    - Arrogance at times within leadership is palpable
     - Inefficiencies in corporate governance and decision making

    Advice to Management

    - Drug development is hard and risky enough as an industry. Don't make it harder by creating organizational hurdles that limit opportunities.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible; good work/ life balance

    Cons

    Due to global structure, changes take a very long time

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time (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


  4. "Sr. IT Quality Assurance & Validation Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Quality Assurance & Validation Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior IT Quality Assurance & Validation Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open work environment!
    Flexible hours!
    Great Colleagues!
    No. 1 place to work!

    Cons

    There are no cons about working at Roche. Most are highly respectful leaders in the industry!

    Advice to Management

    High level Directors need to pay more attention to work ethics of lower level Managers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    I am lucky enough to work with passionate, talented and fun people every day. The work we do isn't always easy or stress-free by any means, but the people we work with, the meaningful work to be done and the way the company treats its' employees makes it worth it.

    Cons

    There's a lot of great people working here, so you have a lot of competition for jobs you want. I don't think that's a con per say, but it is a challenge.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Roche"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Networking, Products, Facilities, Culture, People, Innovative

    Cons

    Slow, Siloed, Competitive, Traditional, Focused


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits although they are changing at the end of next year

    Cons

    to get an increase you have to quit and reapply. This is common knowledge people have overheard managers discussing this.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they were worth… A young person coming out of school with no experience should not get the same salary as someone who's been working in the position for 30 years or more.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Field Application Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Roche is Strong company with many perks and benefits. There are many opportunities to grow, climb, and advance your career.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough at times. Field support positions are often left out to dry on learning new company strategies including new technology.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Contracts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at overall!

    Cons

    To many lay offs constant worry about job stability!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most things from a corporate standpoint are done 'by the book'. Roche doesn't cut corners. The structure of the organization is solid, and most of the Sr Leadership

    Cons

    The culture is competitive, fear-driven, & cutthroat. The Indy HQ is essentially just a sales office for the global product teams. Glorified used car dealers. The global teams hold most of the critical actions and decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Beware the cult of personality and the agenda of the attention-seeking. Listen to your customers. Hold marketing accountable and set their bonus on the sales dollars/targets for the year.


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