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Roche Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Legacy low comp for employees and new hires at acquired companies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and respectful managers. People are passionate and driven. The science is good and the products are good. Not high stress.

    Cons

    Byzantine management structure and artificial barriers between groups preclude efficient decision making. Up to 25% lower pay for being in a division that uses acquired companies' pay structures.

    Advice to Management

    Create timeline for leveling compensation or continue to hemorrhage talent.


  2. "Solid, but challenged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great people with a passion for helping patients. Good benefit structure and the company continuously looks to add options/items. Brand reputation in the market.

    Cons

    Revenue stream continues to be challenged. Products that would disrupt the market have been pushed back on timelines. Some individuals in leadership are in it for themselves. Atmosphere has become somewhat negative due to changes in the market and reorganizations.


  3. "Procurement Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, Culture, Innovation, People, Development

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.


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  5. "International Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - International Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and good benefit.

    Cons

    I have no idea what need to say


  6. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture! Overall, This is an incredible company

    Cons

    Slow to market. Slow to adopt change. Risk averse.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain experience in vast areas of the company: scientific, managerial, project management, six sigma, financial, etc. If you have the interest, you can gain the skill at Roche.

    Also supporters of continual education, providing financial support for continuing educational interests in any area of the business in pursuit or a degree or certificate/certification.

    Constructive work environment focused on mentoring/coaching. Culture is competitive but without being cut throat.

    Gratifying, even if you had a hard or tough day, you go home knowing you had a part in producing product(s) that touch the lives of so many patients and their families.

    Cons

    Can get very fast paced and stressful from time to time, when needing to meet quick timelines, but not a con if you thrive off an environment like that. Which I enjoy, in healthy doses.

    Site could use some upgrading in terms of technology and office layout/decor. Daily use Tech tools are old and inefficient, floors and wall decor is dated. Both do not accurately project the cutting edge scientific products the company takes such pride in producing.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Employee Relations Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Employee Relations Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are beyond great, awesome people to work with. Company really promotes health and wellness for its employees. Great on site wellness center and gym.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, but rather who you know in regards to moving up. Not enough promoting within the department before bringing someone in that is totally new.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, as they are the individuals doing the work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    Several functional departments provide flexible work space and hours.

    Cons

    Major communications gaps among project teams and functions.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Where Careers go to Die"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are better than average. Executive leadership is engaged and keeps the population informed. Nearly impossible to get fired. Many literally do nothing and are well compensated for it. Women are preferred. Cheerleader Management will not speak negatively. Culture of feedback encourages continual improvement.

    Cons

    Cheerleader Management will not speak negatively. Problems go unfixed. Nearly impossible to get fired. Many literally do nothing and are well compensated for it. Women are preferred.Abysmal systems: Multiple solutions for any given purpose, Industry Standards are ignored. Culture of feedback results in anonymous aggression. Career advancement depends strictly on making friends rather than achievements

    Advice to Management

    Cutting the deadweight and replacing with existing talent would eliminate significant roadblocks to progress. Rampant sexism should be addressed rather than encouraged. Managers should consider all applicants rather than those that have waited in line.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good products. New buildings on campus

    Cons

    Not easy to move up. HR doesn't respond to employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire entry level people for non-entry level jobs - promote from within


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