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Roche Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Great company .to work for"

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    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Statistical Programmer in Nutley, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    exciting products, challenging project work. A company with a very good growth rate..looks promising for future career growth. Lot of products in pipeline ensuring job stability. company has been around for a long time so well set processes.teams are very competent.. senior management is very good at taking note of good work, encouraging fresh ideas. Overall a great work environment. benefits are very good especially for those with kids and families. Employee retention is high

    Cons

    politics between departments can sometimes hamper work. Bureaucracy is high and sometimes its tough to make long term employees to accept newer ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    separate technical management and operational management.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Adecco in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Adecco in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very concerned with employee personal and career development. They take time each month to discuss your career goals, and give you advice on how to reach them. They also proactively make connections with people in those fields to try and give you exposure.

    Cons

    As a customer service associate, the job becomes very repetitive when you are on the phone for 8 hours straight.

    Advice to Management

    I really do not have advice for management, as the only downside is the repetitive nature of the position. This cannot be fixed, and the selection process must obtain people who are willing to work this type of position.


  3. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    lots of room for growth, highly respected and reputable company, great communication from management, promote from within, good pay if you're in the right department

    Cons

    takes lots of time to grow within the company, pay could be better, sales opportunities are far and few between (if looking to get into sales)

    Advice to Management

    overall i think management and leadership is great. i think the president is taking the company in the right direction


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  5. "Roche Pros/cons"

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good resources and talented colleagues. Trust between management and employees are good. Very transparent in communicating changes and what's happening in the industry.

    Cons

    Maybe true to all big companies, some times it involves several departments to address one issue that could be well addressed by a single department. This makes you feel efficiency needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more diversity in middle management - not just male female ratio. A global company needs to put more people from different culture background in leadership position.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nutley, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nutley, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to train and get further education abound. Excellent infra-structure.

    Cons

    No downsides specific of Roche, but as with any large corporation, change may take some time to happen, upward mobility in promotion ranks can be slow. had excellent managers and others not so good.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solid, respectable company; treats employees very well and provides generous benefits"

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

    Pros

    - solid, stable, respectable company
    - friendly, yet professional corporate environment
    - career development and advancement is encouraged
    - generous health care and retirement benefits (which most U.S. companies no longer provide)
    - generous vacation, sick day and personal day allowances
    - good morale among employees
    - challenging and interesting work
    - good feedback provided on work performance and goals
    - long-term loyalty among many employees
    - promote from within (many senior managers started out in entry-level positions)
    - opportunity to work alongside and learn from very bright and skilled people
    - company puts their money where their mouth is, in terms of community service and charitable giving; they do a lot of good for the community/environment and encourage employees to do the same

    Cons

    - can be difficult to get foot in the door (some positions are initially hired as temp workers)
    - corporate red tape (typical of many companies this size) and being in an FDA-regulated industry means change is slow to occur, and processes can become bogged down/inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Management generally does a great job of valuing, respecting and rewarding employees. Overall, this is a fantastic place to work. I see this as a company where I can actually have a long-term career and a financially sound retirement at the end (something most U.S. companies can no longer offer in this day and age).


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for where products help people with real health issues."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects
    Very competent and diverse work force
    Very good overall compensation
    Company is well positioned in the current global environment
    International opportunities exist for those who are interested

    Cons

    Roche is a very conservative organization that is heavily regulated in the US and the rest of the world. This limits product development cycles and overall project timelines and budgets. Career growth can be limited and there does exist the possibility to be "pigeon-holed" into assignments for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk with regards to creating a organization where the employees are empowered to make decisions to move efforts forward. Find a way to stabilize the portfolio and make decisions accordingly.


  9. "High growth potential firm based on highly recognized engineers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    High growth potential
    Very knowledgeable Staff
    Employee oriented management

    Cons

    Not yet very known locally


  10. "Roche"

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    Former Employee - Quality Principal in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Principal in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company in an area with a low cost of living. Employees are nice and work hard to ensure quality.

    Cons

    City of Indianapolis has limited cultural diversity.


  11. "Very scientifically challenging, financially sound company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Challenging projects
    Cutting edge compounds

    Cons

    Closing Nutley campus, so little opportunity on East coast



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