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Roche Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Management"

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    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.

  3. 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?


  4. "lab tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment, lots of friendly faces

    Cons

    high outputs, short training time


  5. "Roche cares about its employees."

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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

    The company cares about its people, takes pride in development and internal promotion, and provides great benefits and resources to help employees.

    Cons

    Communication from senior leadership is not always the best, and it makes it unclear at times what the business focuses are and what the long-term goals are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees more aware of the business status and goals, so that people can make the most effective contributions towards achieving those goals.


  6. 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


  7. "A Great Place To Work and Learn"

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    Former Employee - Head of Department
    Former Employee - Head of Department
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and passionate about science. The pay and benefits are excellent. Excellent employee development opportunity are always present if you are willing to make the effort. The business is very profitable and stable. Executive management cares about their people. Most of them speak with empathy and genuine support for their people.

    Cons

    These are not really cons but a by-product of the pros that management should keep an eye on so it doesn't get out of hand. Highly intelligent and passionate people in an excellently paid environment will lead to a very competitive work environment. Some members are not looking out for the whole but their next promotion. The fierce competition can diminish genuine and authentic connection cross functionally.

    Advice to Management

    Internal competition is a double edge sword. Not enough competition and complacency may set in. Too much internal competition and the environment switches from fun and exciting to fear and secrecy. Continue to promote authenticity, transparency, trust, cross business/function communication and fun place to work. I believe the latter leads to higher innovation capacity than the fierce internal competition that sometimes exist. Human leadership should be just as important as business leadership so recognize both and reward both forms of leadership. God speed on all your endeavors to help humanity.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "R&D Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Director in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for career advancement if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Inability to relocate hurts your ability to advance. No good advancement paths for technical leads - need to lead people to advance


  9. "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.


  10. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Cliquish
    Its about who you know more than what you know

    Advice to Management

    Management does not seem to promote from within


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