Roche Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 12, 2020

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  1. "Great company to work with very good benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Project Leadership in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good health insurance

    Cons

    Constant change in Upper Management

    Roche Response

    December 14, 2020Global Recruitment

    Thanks for taking time to share your view. Our compensation policy is focused on the promotion of strong performance, profit sharing, fairness and transparency in payment decisions as well as ensuring a balance between base salary and performance benefits. We continuously measure our benefits packages against benchmarks to ensure they are competitive globally. Benefits packages offered by our affiliates are in line with the benefits policy of the Group. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future within our company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Its alright"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I 

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

    Pros

    - Things are pretty stable in the company (its not going anywhere) - Benefits are expansive - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Seems that the only way to progress in the company is to jump teams. Its rare to see promotions for people who stay on the same team, only when they move to another team. - Pay is much less than similar positions in the area - Disconnect between upper management and actual workers

    Roche Response

    October 12, 2020Global Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback. Our compensation policy is focused on the promotion of strong performance, profit sharing, fairness and transparency in payment decisions as well as ensuring a balance between base salary and performance benefits. We continuously measure our benefits packages against benchmarks to ensure they are competitive globally. Benefits packages offered by our affiliates are in line with the benefits policy of the Group. Roche wants to provide development possibilities for all employees. All of us are asked to take the initiative for our own development and Roche provides a variety of offers to support this. Regular check-ins with leaders continuously improve communication and help to define what is best for employees and leaders at a certain time. We encourage you to actively ask your leader for this exchange. Thanks again for your review, we wish you all the best for your future with Roche.


  3. "Great company with great internship program"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Support Network in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche for less than a year

    Pros

    Given real projects where you can make a real impact at Roche

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to meet with upper management

  4. Helpful (11)

    "Not a great place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are a bunch of awesome people to work with. The project is super cool and involves multiple cutting edge technologies which is honestly pretty special. Consistent high attendance happy hours.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't know what they're doing, how to hire managers, how to fire toxic employees, etc Still no sales. Below market wage. A lot of below average, hard to work with employees.

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    "Don’t be fooled"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits (not including pay) is the only thing that keeps me here

    Cons

    I’ve been here nearly 18 years and it’s a revolving door with good people coming in and then leaving while bad people keep getting promoted and having their egos inflated. Upper management is political, rude, not transparent, and total cronies. You can’t trust anyone to not throw you under the bus. And the company claims they are working on their ‘cultural beliefs’ But those are all just HR check the box activities that none of upper management loves up to. I’m so sick of the antics, egos, and jockeying for positions. They’ll tell you one thing in the interview and once you start you’ll be doing something else because of ‘resource constraints’ and ‘we’re doing more with less’ So you get sucked dry of all energy. Don’t be fooled!

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    "Top Heavy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding, 401K is second to none.

    Cons

    No accountability within upper management. All decisions based on the "team" mentality.

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  7. "Regulatory"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Upper management seem out of touch. Not much room to grow

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    "Medical Scientific Affairs - Clinical Operations and Biometrics"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall the company is on the better side of biotech and innovative when it comes to diagnostics. Functional leads and support staff are great to work with, and the work is straight forward.

    Cons

    Middle Management Some of the directors and senior managers are not competent (many are though). The incompetent ones are the obvious elephants in the room, but upper management doesn't seem to reprimand appropriately, and prefers to sweep it under the rug with a guise of using the Culture of Accountability versus tackling the problem head on. The incompetent middle management personality types fall into two main categories: they are either never around, or they are micro-managers who don't know what they are talking about and mask their ignorance and incompetence by questioning and talking condescendingly to functional study team members. The micro-managers get so wrapped up in details of everything, but they're never around to know the details so they endlessly scrutinize all the work the study teams performs which inevitably stresses out the team members who deal with the details and study work on a daily basis. It would be one thing if they understood processes and had valid, constructive feedback and points to make, but they question and scrutinize for the sake of hiding their own lack of knowledge and to feed their superiority complexes at the end of the day so they can go home feeling accomplished for doing something other than complaining and pushing emails all day. The micro-managers also have a double standard of what they require of functional study team staff compared to what they provide themselves. They require transparency but do not complete the flow by being transparent downward (even to their own staff); They harp other functional areas to complete dependencies sooner than expected to compensate for their own delays in timelines. This ultimately crushes morale and turns staff off from even wanting to interactive with these individuals.

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  9. "Anonymous"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    *Great peers in Diabetes Care *Growing company

    Cons

    *difficult to move around in spite of upper management saying they wanted people to stretch into new jobs *no real career assistance for employees

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    "Metrologist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Branchburg, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Roche is very good to their employees with compensation and benefits. People are friendly and performing cross functional tasks was easy to do with the personnel.

    Cons

    Upper management had a tendency to skirt issues and prolonged making decisions. Too many cliques and favortism.

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