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Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly, human and messy"

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

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

    Pros

    Roche is a very very human company where people's opinion and contribution is encouraged. It's not just empty words, your opinion really matters. Moreover they really believe in having a good work life balance. Of course you need to be productive but Roche will take care of you the same way your family would...

    Cons

    The flip side is of course that decision take longer than in other companies (because all opinions are welcome). Some people get frustrated by it.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people by giving a sense of accountability (not only responsibility). People feel prouder when they can say that something they work on was "theirs".


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Thoughts on"

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable innovation in parts of the company

    Cons

    Conservative middle management holds things back

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior medical manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of research projects and interesting opportunities to develop

    Cons

    Turnover is very high and this impacts workload


  4. "Technical sale specialist"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sale Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Sale Representative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company value, strong product range, good it supports for field based people.

    Cons

    Hard to progress when one is field based.

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  5. "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.


  6. "Good company with way too much complexity"

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, people development, interesting work

    Cons

    Way too many processes and complexity created due to heirarchy and need for everyone to feel consulted, as a result, everyone is 'busy' trying to keep people happy while projects move in a glacial pace

    Advice to Management

    Simplification of projects is needed, true prioritisation, meeting culture needs to be addressed, people who excel need to be rewarded, not just the people who know how to please others


  7. "Exceeded expectations"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positive attitude towards staff and culture of excellence.
    Excellent office facilities
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Like every large company there are many people and departments to learn and policies and training to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great employer spoilt by some"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and people focus. Very passionate teams

    Cons

    Some of the management are out for themselves and cannot manage teams. This shows when they destroy good teams and morale


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Head of Department in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic portfolio, innovative approach, great offices, talented people. New structure is empowering more people and generating swifter decision making. Emphasis on leadership is strong with leadership commitments being clear and part of all leaders objectives.

    Cons

    Too brand focused over recent years rather than customer focused. especially cross portfolio in oncology. Used to embrace a diverse range of styles, more than other companies but this is changing to a certain type now. Lost a lot of talent in the restructure last year so is having to relearn some lessons.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer more. Embrace different kinds of leadership and individuals.


  10. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    established, good vision, great insight!

    Cons

    too large an organisation which could sometimes loose you amidst large number of employees. Low visibility


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