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Roche Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Large company with rewarding career"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "CEO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place to be.

    Cons

    None at all at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Good, very very good and more.


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes Solutions Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Solutions Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Diabetes Solutions Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with here!

    Cons

    Recent downsizing due to Medicare reimbursement of blood glucose strips


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company with Good Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a great combination of benefits and the opportunity to be exposed to a good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Advancement is far more difficult even with networking. Work-life balance is very dependant on your department and people leaders. Pay bands are very limiting and do not always make sense.


  7. "Group Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Career Mobility is a pro

    Cons

    time intensity could be a con to some


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience that I gained was good

    Cons

    HR - Personal Mgmt could be better

    Advice to Management

    Better HR


  9. "1st job out of college"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good benefits, great experience.

    Cons

    None to date, truly a pleasure since day 1.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your lab technicians more


  10. Helpful (4)

    "CORRUPT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oro Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oro Valley, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    nice views - literally that's it

    Cons

    Corrupt, unethical and incompetent management. Get ready to see massive payouts to former employees for wrongful termination. HR is a complete joke. Literally NO ethics department - what does that tell you?!

    Advice to Management

    Need to completely overhaul "Finance" dept.!!! Also HR - all they do is cover for unethical managers. It's a complete circus.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "assmebler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere are very friendly

    Cons

    not good benefit for contractor


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