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Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Company offers good benefits and work-life balance too (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "Roche Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, lots of opportunities to learn and progress in many areas. Supportive management who allow enough freedom to explore all aspects of the role whilst still meeting any and all deadlines.

    Cons

    On occasion work can become a little too simple and/or repetitive which leads to boredom, although managers will be happy to rotate, give more challenging work or simply add more, in order to fully stimulate employees.


  2. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    Pros

    work life balance is good. flexible working to fit around your personal circumstances

    Cons

    no clear processes, need to consolidate a lot of processes


  3. "Roche Welwyn"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist II in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pharmacovigilance Scientist II in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and flexible employer

    Cons

    Duplication of effort is a common theme


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  5. "Roche Products Limited"

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, flexible and valuable to employees. Good medical care and great selection of other benefits.

    Cons

    A very political place to work, and some people have been there a very long time.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reconsider how you treat people going on maternity leave to ensure that they are fairly treated e.g. bonus is not incorrectly paid.


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    "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job and a lovely group of people to work with. The working conditions are good if you are happy to work long hours.

    Cons

    Very poor management. There are leadership values that look great but mean nothing. HR are very weak and any sign of dissent is strongly discouraged.


  7. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - UK Affiliate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Affiliate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to work from home, reasonable workload and interesting projects to get involved with. Great colleagues and atmosphere to work in. Very proud of the work we do here.

    Cons

    Contacting the correct colleagues is quite hard and confusing as there's no list of departmental email addresses so you have to guess sometimes which isn't great


  8. "Quite ok to good really."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good, yet cheap food in cantine. Stimulating work although I think the life cycle of a role im in feels pretty short. I feel unstretched now.

    Cons

    Nothing that really stands out. Everyone generally thinks processses imposed are overkill, but I got numb to this after a while and am just zen now whenever I'm faced with process slowness to deal with. On occasions though it does mean I kill a potentially good idea to the business (not present it) because the hoops to jump through just put me off and I'm usually at full capacity or more usually. Noke of these are real problems to me, but they are to a business.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure all departments a bit more often please, keeps the business more agile, gets rid of deadwood etc. Find the people hiding in the system - they can be loud or quiet personalities, you just cant tell who is not pulling their weight and who is abusing the trust employees are empowered with. I hope you can distinguish between those who talk the talk and those who can actually walk the walk.


  9. "Great environment"

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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

    Excellent values, good management and lots of opportunities. Strong dedication to science and people. This is a very good company with an outstanding reputation. I am proud to work here.

    Cons

    Global working so sometimes hours are long, but that is a fact of most global businesses. However, Roche is flexible with working hours so the impact to personal life is mitigated well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing people as you are doing. There is a strong sense of dedication within the organization that is attributable to the management style. Employees are happy to be in the great environment with great leadership and principles.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits , shares , pension option - good place to work - good working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Sometimes too much pressure at times but that is probably with all jobs - but overall good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Good management overall


  11. "Roche for life!"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great personal development opportunities, particularly internationally.
    Really feel like you matter to the organisation.
    Great communication from the leadership.
    Great managers.
    Good opportunity to network and collaborate with overseas colleagues.

    Cons

    Being based in the UK, it sometimes felt like your office was a little bit of an afterthough, since major decisions come from head office in Germany or Switzerland.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - Roche is a fantastic company to work for.



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