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Updated January 13, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, portfolio. pipeline and ethos

    Cons

    None, your life is what you make it

    Advice to Management

    Keep your great people, they are what makes Roche what it is.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone has a voice
    Trusted with complex tasks
    The company invests a lot in extracurricular activities, which makes it a great place to work

    Cons

    Can't fault the company at all

  3. "Absolutely incredible"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    They treat you as a person, not a number. All for your development and a healthy work life balance is very important to them. You get recognition for the work you do and the career progression is amazing. The benefits and Flexitime are good too!

    Cons

    With flexitime comes the attitude of you work until the job is done. You'll get compensated for this, but some weeks can be manic

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Field service engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good cars package deals etc

    Cons

    Need more engineers. Very busy


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Reporting specialist"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects and assignments to different locations around the globe. Good to see an industry leader in personalized healthcare. Good work-life balance. Ambitious plans for future.

    Cons

    Communication from management could be improved. If you have a problem with your management HR is not supportive at all. Processes sometimes can be too complex and impenetrable.

    Advice to Management

    People is your most valuable asset which is often voiced but sometimes and at some departments it is rarely felt. Not just say it, walk the talk!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in Welwyn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibile working, friendly people, always ready to hel, diverse interesting projects and loads of expertise onsite

    Cons

    Senior management can be obtuse, HR processes are achingly slow, a lot of institutionalised people

    Advice to Management

    Listen, I mean really listen to your staff. Surveys and mutual appreciation societies like team building archery are not working


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Would 10/10 recommend to a friend"

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

    Pros

    I love working here! I genuinely believe in the company tagline "Doing now what patients need next" and feel that most of the workforce also believe in this and feel that they are contributing to helping patients (regardless of job role). The benefit package is pretty generous although the wages are a little low compare to similar sized pharma companies. There are flexible work hours and the ability to work from home several days a week if you like. The work life balance is good and the people I work with are really knowledgeable and approachable.

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than for similar sized pharma companies and WGC is an expensive town with not much to do in/nearby unless you want to go in London which is not what I want to do if I just fancy a quick drink after work with my colleagues.

    In terms of work, it's hard to find information sometimes as it is almost hoarded in teams. If you ask for the info you'll get it but it's hard to know what's available as it's not readily shared when it should be. Information and updates sometimes take a while to filter down through management and occasionally it feels a little a little disjointed.

  8. "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


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Roche for life!"

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    • Senior Management
    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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