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Roche Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. Few growth opportunities


  2. "Amazing Culture and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Medical and Scientific Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Medical and Scientific Affairs in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Roche attracts top talent and professionals passionate about Healthcare and doing now what patients need next. Work life balance, diversity and inclusion, and philanthropy are cornerstones of the company's culture and values. Roche offers fantastic benefits, and there are many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Roche is a very large company, and it can take some time for this large ship to turn. For some roles, total compensation is below Market value while benefits are amongst the best in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and innovative healthcare solutions.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Principal Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, talented colleagues, motivating HR department, great management and execs and projects that you can feel proud about.

    Cons

    A few very unkind, jealous and lazy people that need to be let go. I literally had a project sabotaged by one of them. It ruined the environment for me. Such a shame because it is an amazing company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "it's ok"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easygoing environment, benefits, holidays, vacation time

    Cons

    leadership, "favorites" are given more opportunities


  5. "Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "med tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    money was good but no support

    Cons

    micromanaging and no room for growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Not challenged to make a difference.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for development

    Cons

    Lots of politics, big company culture


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Roche archaic thinking, ultra conservative Swiss German company, not as innovative as they should be"

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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

    Pros

    Benefits and helping patients achieve healthcare goals

    Cons

    Pleasanton campus has a long way to go when it comes to innovation. The culture is ultra conservative and archaic management styles. They don't know how to move past their own egos for the success of the company. The management needs to learn to be inclusive and respect all levels of employees. They don't lead by example and HR is doing their best to make changes to the culture, however, they are very slow in doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to your employees and support them and guide them where they need to be. Be transparent about your initiatives and give valuable feedback with a goal to attain.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Roche (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy going, but at times intense, but freedom to explore creative projects to some extent?

    Cons

    Management culture is favoritism, lack of communication, disappointing direction provided by immediate management. You pretty much have to fight for any opportunity to advance here.

    Advice to Management

    Change management structure


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