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Updated February 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  2. "24hr workiing!!!! Colleagues work till 11p.m Crazy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, colleagues are ok, work with you to get the job done

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers, constant change messing career prospect.. Some managers are out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Training and listen to ground force

  3. "UK Welwyn Garden City - Awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building in the UK. Fun and engaging activities throughout the year.

    Cons

    HR and Management turn a blind eye to bullying and harassment in the workplace. They are unwilling to help colleagues or listen to problems that involve managers.

    Advice to Management

    Train and continue to develop all line managers.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Communication and knowledge sharing is dire"

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    Current Employee - Medical Manager in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Medical Manager in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The restaurant and the gym, the security people, IT guys and the receptionists are always nice, helpful and friendly.
    When I started and was on-boarded by a person who was on a years contract, and I had no idea I would be taking some of her jobs. Result was no knowledge sharing, no help and any emails I sent requesting help went unanswered.
    My job is quite deadlined so I relied on timely responses from others, but nearly every email or request for help fell into a dead hole. This is the culture there. No 'out of office', no idea where the person is you are trying to contact. Are they on holiday or just ignoring you? The answer can be found with a trip down to the 'Street' here people will spend all day having 'meetings' - conveniently near to the coffee bar. Does anyone ever work in his place?
    People: REPLY to emails!! RESPOND.

    Cons

    I was on-boarded by a person who was on a years contract, and I had no idea I would be taking some of her jobs. Result was no knowledge sharing, no help and any emails I sent requesting help went unanswered.
    My job is quite deadlined so I relied on timely responses from others, but nearly every email or request for help fell into a dead hole. This is the culture here. No 'out of office', no idea where the person is you are trying to contact. Are they on holiday or just ignoring you? The answer can be found with a trip down to the 'Street' here people will spend all day having 'meetings' - conveniently near to the coffee bar. Does anyone ever work in his place?
    People: REPLY to emails!! RESPOND. Stop talking - it is not an efficient use of your time.

    Advice to Management

    People who are on contracts will be safe guarding their own jobs, so they should not be put in charge of contactors or new starters.
    Take a look at peoples diaries, they will be blocked out all day with meetings, so when are they actually going to do the work?? You know - sitting at the desk, head down. I think head office in Basel should shake this lot up.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Bullies and Liars"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    From the very top to managers you report to and HR they are bullies and liars.
    Check out other reviews. In sales it's 2 out of 5 overall and that really says something.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "CRED Study Leader"

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    Former Employee - CRED Study Leader in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CRED Study Leader in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice building, nice company car, reasonnable salary, good benefits. Nothing else.

    Cons

    The worse management ever. Low moral. No consideration for people. Many people left on sick leave or resigned while I was there. This was considered by management as "normal" turn over, therefore no improvements were to be made...

    Advice to Management

    Get another job


  7. "Clinical Operations - Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Low workload
    - Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    - Appalling behavior exhibited by management
    - High turn over

  8. "poor company treat you like a robot"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London Colney, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London Colney, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good products and thats about it

    Cons

    poor career development, your just a number the company is just like big pharma metrics and efficiency rubbish!

    Advice to Management

    get back to basics start empowering people rather than just not trusting them


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