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Updated January 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Roche Molecular Diagnostics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many talented scientists and hard workers assembled into one organization. Really nice to have. Numerous opportunities to move to different groups to gain experience in molecular diagnostics. Most projects are well funded. If you are in the right group with a good manager morale is generally high. Compensation and benefits very good.

    Cons

    There are many talented managers at the company. However, promotions tend to be made based political connections with senior managers, resulting in some incompetents being promoted up to higher management positions. Some at director level are down right stupid and have no idea of what they are doing. Some backstabbing helps with promotions as well. The organization is definitely not a meritocracy, with the CEO as the best example.

    Advice to Management

    Make promotions based on ability to manage projects and people, and not how they are perceived bye their bosses.


  2. "Sr. Human Factors Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Human Factors Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation. Very smart colleagues. Company promotes community and connection between employees. Meaningful work that can improve the health of many people.

    Cons

    Company not fully invested in making products usable, more interested in getting products to market quickly. Human factors is generally viewed as a checkbox on the way. There is no consideration for the potential commercial benefits of investing in human factors.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive based salary, large organization for lateral or upward career movement if you are liked.

    Cons

    No sales strategy, copies competition's sales tactics, reactive, never pro-active. Like many companies promotions are not based on performance.


  4. "Assistant Medical or chemical trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche part-time

    Pros

    They had really great working environment

    Cons

    really hard to get into the company


  5. "Life at Roche"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do what they can to ensure it is a great place to work. Great benefits and unlimited sick days (within reason)

    Cons

    Not always easy to manage work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide your employees with every opportunity to succeed. Practice what you preach with the Culture of Accountability.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Does great things for patients

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities or career development


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Roche Diagnostics Hematology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    Little to no support on career development.
    Does not reflect highly rated Roche culture.
    Isolated from the global organization

  8. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good working environment

    Cons

    Perfect, positive, goal and achievement

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Roche is full of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great products, very good benefits, international networking

    Cons

    Same people will be considered for any advancement opportunities. Too much focus on Millennials while ignoring people with health experience. Too much focus on people raised and born in Indiana instead of being open to diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the politics aside and promote people based on their merits. Be more diverse and allow people from outside of Roche to join in order to bring fresh air to the team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Roche Molecular Systems-Branchburg NJ"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professionalism. People oriented environment. Great benefits. Important mission. Opportunity to work on different roles. Environmentally responsible policies.

    Cons

    Short term solutions to scientific issues are given more relevance over technically sound resolutions. The quality of its products can improve on the long term by favoring science based proposals. Pay should be better.

    Advice to Management

    Support science based approaches over rule of thumb solutions. Hire with a focus on scientific and communication skills.


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