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Roche Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
558 Reviews
3.8
558 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Roche has excellent benefits, makes a profit consistently and has a great work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Salary was somewhat above average for industry (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Tracking of time spent on projects and work-life balance a low consideration (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior management is terrible- employee reviews are terrible and highlight significant issues (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Student assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    The work environment is very comfortable, from the spacious cubicles filled with plants and artwork on request, to the snacks and coffee, and the many breaks you can take yourself or as a team. Everyone communicates well and is very respectful, regardless of your level and seniority.

    Cons

    It can be a bit intimidating at an entry-level position. There is a lot of work to do and a very steep learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance and mentorship to younger employees in terms to where to go to ask questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Contract Management

    • 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

    Good company who prepares well its future through investment and long term vision

    Cons

    Be ready when you will be asked to go out from your comfort zone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very professional environment to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Roche part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work environment

    Cons

    Not fixed schedules in the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Operations engineer

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Good opportunities, solid company, etc.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be improved

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just terrible, like working for the government

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

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

    Pros

    The company provides generous time off, good pay for the Tucson area, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The company has mediocre leadership at best who makes decisions based on popularity or short-term benefit rather than being the innovative leader in cancer diagnostics that we should be. The technology platforms that are used in products sold are outdated, insecure, and all over the map in terms of back-end. All of the talented people have left for greener pastures with modern technologies to work on and provide to savvy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Success in the marketplace is not a popularity contest. Look to the future and not the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    A lot of fun, super great people and a many things to learn there. One can rapidly grow and settle down.

    Cons

    Interns are treated as they are, people to get work off of actual engineers. Generally you stay on a permenant sandpit. People continuosly remain you are an intern. It makes you sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people and listen to everyone!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Manager, Quality Assurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager, QA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager, QA

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    Stable company, excellent benefits. Exposure to global organizational operation.

    Cons

    High stressful work environment. Lots of politics. Almost like high school at times where there an in-crowds, want to be's, and the out cast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clean up is much needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I've worked for

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

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

    Pros

    People and opportunities for future development

    Cons

    Location is a bit away from everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    good start with no experience

    Cons

    not much possibilities for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to increase salaries

    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roche Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche

    Pros

    culture, opportunities for growth, management

    Cons

    Difficult to enter FT status. Separation of FTE from Contractors

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