Roche Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
492 Reviews
3.9
492 Reviews
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Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
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Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • They are very inflexible about working from home and there is little work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work...work from home, fantastic colleagues, management support is good

    Cons

    too many processes and documents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    awesome family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    culture to them is real

    Cons

    some restructuring has happened in order to keep them running in forefront of the marketplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep culture alive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent environment for work with ample resources for training

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Nutley, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming culture. Extensive investment in training of its employees. Good processes in place to facilitate workflow. Emphasis is on quality and not just speed. Projects are appropriately resourced

    Cons

    There are scheduling challenges when co-ordinating the San Francisco (3 hours west) and Basel (6 hours east) campuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Achieving cultural integration across the global sites is challenging. The overall organization can benefit by attending to these matters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basel (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    I work within a great team and i am fortunate to have a very supportive Manager who encourages me, pushes me outside my comfort level and who wants to develop me and see me succeed. I have been fortunate that in over 10 years with the company I have always had great managers and for that reason I have developed into various roles in my time here (in various countries). I love my job and love the people I work with.

    Cons

    It's impossible to do anything fast! If you want to implement something you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it done. This is especially the case with IT....the documentation in IT is a killer and when you're not an IT person it can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think in order for our organisation to be more agile we need to take a leaner approach to projects and the documentation required in order to ensure a speedy implementation. The other thing I would say is that Roche spends a lot of money each year on contractors. These contractors have been with Roche for a long time and I think it would be more economical for the company and a much better experience for those employees if they were made permanent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoy working here the benefits are great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    The benefits, the company values, core beliefs and they promote heavily from within

    Cons

    Training can be a bit much since there are constant changes happening daily. We aren't fully merged with our sister company GENE as expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking employees through constant training and no to assume that they will learn via email

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Roche Regulatory Affairs (Nutley) was a great organization and great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a supportive, professional, laid back, familial environment. They offered opportunities for growth, great benefits and perks with generous bonuses and fair raises. Management was open to new ideas and process improvements.

    Cons

    The major con was the constant change once merged with Genentech. Once that happened there were a lot of changes structurally and otherwise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best company I have work for with great training and fun and full of great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Photographer  in  Nutley, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Nutley, NJ (US)

    I worked at Roche full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    everyone was so happy and willing to commit their time there to make things happen, very well repected place

    Cons

    parking lots was too far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great person to work with and gave you his time to teach you anything you didn't know.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Has a lot of great products and excellent management team

    Cons

    There are some challenges right now in healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - GPM  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - GPM in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Roche as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    awesome it is a great job

    Cons

    nothing is wrong with it

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    large corporate envirment with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    there can be a learning curve for someone who is new to the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

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