Roche

www.roche.com
Employer Engaged

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Arguably one of the best organizations in Indianapolis to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    High Salaries, reasonable benefits, remarkably intelligent workforce, reasonably low politics for the size of organization

    Cons

    Fear of closure in diabetes care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    awful, very hostile, many old-timers more interested in maintaining their gravy train than doing any work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    perks, free lunch, experience at many tasks if a new member of staff

    Cons

    unfairness, bullying, lack of transparency, favouritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to be more alert to the blatant bullying that was going on and do something about it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Roche, a company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Basel (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    very bright people, stimulating environment
    lots of opportunities for personal growth/development
    good salary

    Cons

    Roche being a big global company makes decision making sometimes slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Director Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I worked at Roche (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very performance oriented and transparent organisation. Excellent long-term benefits and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Some time the organisation is very unforgiving for employees who under performed. There needs to be more compassion and desire to give such people another chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build some compassion into the operational strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work but maybe not for an internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Roche as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has great employee welfare
    Culture is good as different departments are willing to help one another
    Very little hierarchy

    Cons

    How meaningful your internship will be is highly dependent on who your supervisor is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to the interns there. Give them some meaningful work other than filing or photocopying

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They are Central based with narrow minds.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Benefits are good and the free bus rides were great!

    Cons

    Fire at will policy overused by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep good employees with rewards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    When a realignment occurs nobody wins!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The people affected by the realignment are forced to look elsewhere for employment and some have found greater opportunities! So there is life after Roche!

    Cons

    In the many years I worked at Roche I witnessed the culture change from a family atmosphere to a more in-personable and disingenuous atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of every company depends on the success of the employee to implement the strategic plan. Therefore, make a sincere effort to listen to the employee's challenges and try to work a compromise where both parties win.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, good products few oportunities for professional growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ponce, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Very little oportunities to growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using perceptions as a decision maker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Roche: a Swiss Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Diversity in Oncology portfolio, very strong in oncology.

    Cons

    Its strength in oncology is due to its subsidiary: Genentech. It has no historical experience in oncology. While Genentech is open, dynamic, and innovative; Roche is stiff and very conservative...it could not make drug development by itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open-minded.

  11.  

    Standard paper-pushing office job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Branchburg, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers were helpful and available, flexible hours, seemed to be room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Work was rather tedious, office was a cube farm, job did not feel secure (entire departments were sometimes let go/restructured).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Roche? Share Your Experiences

Roche

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.