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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Diabetes Solutions Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and benefits! Love you all!

    Cons

    Too many products behind technology in the diabetes device world.
    No formulary coverage so impossible for your sales reps to win!

    Advice to Management

    Great company and people but you need to be ahead of the game with technology. You also need to be on contracts for your people to win and make money to stay motivated!


  2. "Laboratory Technician"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor

    Pros

    The company culture has developed nicely in past few years.

    Cons

    Contractors are very limited in how they can be involved.

  3. "Remote Support Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Remote Support Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Remote Support Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, chill, relaxing work environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth or moving up within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be better leaders and mentors.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development programs for millennials. Great work life balance. Great benefits. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Great development programs for millennials offering rotational programs every 2 years and focused development...but only if you are a millennial. 40 + experienced candidates. Not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about those that have been drinking the coolaid, are loyal, and still want to progress


  5. "Good Learning Experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche as an intern

    Pros

    Offers lots of opportunity for growth, many fun events with other interns/ co-workers

    Cons

    Roche is a slow-moving ship, can feel pretty small in such a vast organization, work for interns often runs out

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to streamline SOPs, reduce the amount of overhead needed for each process.


  6. "Roche, great company"

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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

    Great benefits, great opportunities. Leadership open to helping you advance.

    Cons

    As you move up, the roles are continually moving towards requiring more travel.


  7. "Sr. Human Factors Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation. Very smart colleagues. Company promotes community and connection between employees. Meaningful work that can improve the health of many people.

    Cons

    Company not fully invested in making products usable, more interested in getting products to market quickly. Human factors is generally viewed as a checkbox on the way. There is no consideration for the potential commercial benefits of investing in human factors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Does great things for patients

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities or career development


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Roche is full of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great products, very good benefits, international networking

    Cons

    Same people will be considered for any advancement opportunities. Too much focus on Millennials while ignoring people with health experience. Too much focus on people raised and born in Indiana instead of being open to diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the politics aside and promote people based on their merits. Be more diverse and allow people from outside of Roche to join in order to bring fresh air to the team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Roche Molecular Systems-Branchburg NJ"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professionalism. People oriented environment. Great benefits. Important mission. Opportunity to work on different roles. Environmentally responsible policies.

    Cons

    Short term solutions to scientific issues are given more relevance over technically sound resolutions. The quality of its products can improve on the long term by favoring science based proposals. Pay should be better.

    Advice to Management

    Support science based approaches over rule of thumb solutions. Hire with a focus on scientific and communication skills.


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