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Roche Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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  • "Sometimes not too good work life balance" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Hierarchical system: decision making comes from above" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Principal Scientist I"

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and work-life balance. Good culture and teams and people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is less, does not get evaluated according to current market, even though they say so.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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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

    Interesting work. Free food. Awesome people

    Cons

    No cons as of now

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic account manager"

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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 benefits, 401k, respect work life balance

    Cons

    Increasing supply issues, quality issues, credibility in market decreasing

    Advice to Management

    Customer first


  4. "Great company, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Long history of molecular diagnostics

    Cons

    Sr. Directors are terrible managers and lose talented people


  5. "Senior Field Service Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Mobility and stability. If you work hard the possibilities of advancement are there.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours. Work life balance a bit heavy on the work side.

    Advice to Management

    Give more consideration to the engineers before making decisions.


  6. "Technical Operations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patient focused
    People are dedicated and talented

    Cons

    Culture of consensus decision making


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Hit or Miss, okay place to start"

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    Former Employee - Scientist I in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some groups are really great, fun, co-operative, and provide excellent opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Great funding, nice lab spaces, good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of co-operation between groups, very noticeable politics, micromanaging from senior level management, little to no promotions, poor leadership, toxic competition between teams,

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work..."

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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

    Pros

    Very interesting stuff (not boring). Great benefits. Generally, great people.

    Cons

    Lot's of politics (but where is there no politics????) Can move up depending on who you know not necessarily your skills. If you are highly skilled, they may want to keep you where you're at rather than advancing you. You can get a bad manager and you're screwed (everywhere it's like this).

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the grunt force. They are the pulse of the organization.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good benefits. Overall great experience

    Cons

    Contractors could be treated better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career, poor management


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