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Roche Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place to work. Management changes have caused disruption."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Director
    Former Employee - Clinical Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams are composed of smart people who work together well. Good benefits. Flexible working from home. A good place to gain experience in drug development.

    Cons

    Decision making is not transparent and decisions get revisited often. Too many governance bodies. Communication to teams is limited. Not much room for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers and leaders


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ex-Roche employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very employee friendly, great benefits, great teamwork, good resources, and good salary

    Cons

    On call and overtime could be less

    Advice to Management

    Minimize on call and OT

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Media"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Media in Nutley, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work people are friendly and very out going when it comes to company functions out side work.

    Cons

    there are none when I was there.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is excellent and work environment supportive.

    Cons

    Unclear whether there will be possibilities to roll over to permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and clear regarding possibilities to apply for a permanent position.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Service Support Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. Great work life balance. Company does many different community projects and allows employees to participate. Campus has been updated internally and externally. Starbucks in main cafeteria and a great work out facility.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Feels like its all about who you know instead of what you can achieve. Very little succession planning


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Knowing that you can make a difference to a patients life is very fulfilling.

    Cons

    Same as all large companies, very easy to get "Siloed"


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It's like molasses around here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice gym. There are career opportunities available with great managers. But you also need a good HR person. Otherwise, it's like working with a dead white ancient pine tree.

    Cons

    Speaking of slow, everything moves slowly like how the grand canyon was made. Parking is getting very challenging. Benefits are worse than ever, co-pays are 10-20x than they use to be. Even the talent during the spring concert this year was sub par.

    Advice to Management

    It's ok for peers to help others. You may let them take their blinders off.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Diabetes Solutions Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits package. International company. Regular training.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, it's who you know. Same as most other places I guess, so this is an indictment of the system, not of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees as if they're partners and we're all in this together. Most employees figure things out anyway, so why not be open?


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    good benefit. Working for a good cause. Roche has some outstanding (old) products.

    Cons

    Mafia-styled management culture. Even you do not know anything, as long as you board-lined belong to the gang, you are better off. Too many "professional" managers, not hands-on, do not know much about sequencing technology. All they do is to fight turf all day long. Age, gender discrimination are wide-spread, and encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up management team. Bring fresh blood, expert in technology, not in politics. Improve company culture to be more progressive.


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