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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
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  1. "Senior Scientist"

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    Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Experience, Knowledge, Longevity, Training, and Growth

    Cons

    Big company, can get lost in the organization.

    Roche2016-01-31
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    "Roche Molecular Systems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule , People Oreinted

    Cons

    Quality group very conservative. Can make implementing change difficult.

    Roche2019-08-03
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company. Great Benefits. Would recommend to a friend."

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid Company to work for. Nice compensation package with great benefits. Working environment has a lot of flexibility. Great people to work with. Overall experience was very positive

    Cons

    Lacking in advancement in opportunity. Feels like the vision communicated from senior management and the day to day activities are somewhat misaligned.

    Roche2019-02-27
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    "Roche Molecular Systems"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Branchburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive enough. Also, getting a promotion is very difficult.

    Roche2017-12-10
  6. Helpful (4)

    "it's ok"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    easygoing environment, benefits, holidays, vacation time

    Cons

    leadership, "favorites" are given more opportunities

    Roche2017-06-02
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    "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Not challenged to make a difference.

    Roche2017-05-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "caught in the change of global pharma environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    generous to employees, good benefits,

    Cons

    too many middle managers to take free ride

    Advice to Management

    cut mediocre middle managers

    Roche2017-02-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time for 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.

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    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.

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    Roche2016-06-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great science, poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Nutley, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What an amazing place for drug discovery, innovation and collaboration.

    Cons

    Another major NJ pharm R&D closure.

    Advice to Management

    This was one of the best organizations and companies I have ever worked for. Sad to see the closure of the Nutley research site.

    Roche2016-03-26
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    "Great benefits, political atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits in a top company, but that is all!

    Cons

    Political atmosphere. If you are not a part of the clique, forget about advancing or promotions. Lower salary than other top companies, but turnover rate it low ( if you decide to stay)

    Advice to Management

    Curry favoring will only get you so far.

    Roche2015-12-02
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