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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
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  1. Featured Review

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    Principal Scientist I

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

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 20 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. Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    -Wholesome Employees and Bosses -Great Campus -Work on professional development

    Cons

    -Not busy enough -Got bored from day to day events

  3. You decide for which project, technology you want to participate and learn.

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    Former Employee - Technical Expert in Poznan, OH
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roche for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Many different perspective of Your carrier involved.

    Cons

    For promotions you need to be open for public presentations and being mentor for other specialists.

    Advice to Management

    Too many external specialist which are not correctly managed by internal supervisors.

  4. Salaries

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      Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer 

      I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The best thing about Roche is the salary and benefits

      Cons

      They just let people go without notice

    • I worked at Roche

      Pros

      The campus has many amenities for employees convenience and town hall meetings to keep employees in the loop on current state/issues of the company.

      Cons

      Moving from contract position to regular employee when contracted through an outside agency. It’s best to contract through ProUnlimited, which is on their campus.

    • Best Place To Work

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      Former Employee - Senior Assembler in Marlborough, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Roche full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Exceptional Health Care, Great down to Earth People, innovative world leaders in they give you the oportunity to grow and the listen to your ideas and have great incentives for bringing new ideas to the plate. Great Life work balance.l

      Cons

      They need more offices in the MA area.

      Advice to Management

      DON’T CHANGE A THING!

    • Engineering

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Roche full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits, great and friendly team to work with. Great field of work

      Cons

      Work can be very hectic sometimes, but it is rewarding

    • Helpful (1)

      set up well for the future

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Roche full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        great R&D pipeline. Higher up managers know what they're doing. Middle managers hit and miss.

        Cons

        culture is inconsistent across departments

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        Roche needs to focus on better people managers/leaders.

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        Former Employee - Business Process Manager in South San Francisco, CA
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        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Roche full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Incredibly talented and passionate individual contributors.

        Cons

        Senior leaders and department heads are selected based upon performance/technical skills as an individual contributor rather than people/leadership skills. Leads to poor people managers that drive out talented individual contributors with better technical skills who are treated poorly by their manager who still believe they know better or won’t truly delegate full authority to others.

        Advice to Management

        Focus on building a project portfolio that is supply-driven by resources rather than demand-driven by multi-year forecasts.

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        Great for stability. Not for growth

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        Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
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        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great place to start and create a foundation of the systems engineering principles. Great culture, great people, friends are made easily.

        Cons

        There is a line for promotions. It's rare to move ahead. Be ready to put your head down and keep moving. If you look up, you might get discouraged every time youre passed for a promotion.

        Advice to Management

        "people stay when they are paid well, mentored, challenged, promoted, involved, appreciated, valued, on a mission, empowered, and trusted."

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