Roche Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

Roche Reviews

Updated 19 February 2019
1,951 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Roche CEO Roche Group Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
760 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Work Life Balance is a challange" (in 73 reviews)

  • "Decision making process may be a bit slow" (in 44 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "OPIS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BD Manager in Adelaide
    Current Employee - BD Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    growing market and a passion group to work for

    Cons

    nil at this stage

    Advice to Management

    passion is great here


  2. "Great Company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enquiry Line in Sydney
    Former Employee - Enquiry Line in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People
    Decent Pay
    Successful Company
    Compliant Company
    Good Management

    Cons

    Some sectors are reliant on government subsidy

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Most toxic workplace I have ever encountered"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at Roche full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind... perhaps the new office.

    Cons

    Workplace bullying is rampant, toxic environment, blame culture. If you are not in the inner circle of management it doesn’t matter what you say or do, you won’t get anywhere. The favourites can step on as many people as they like.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the cliques. Perhaps staff need more work if they have time to constantly critisize and slander other staff.


  4. "Senior Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong people focus, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Conservative approach to implementing new ways of working


  5. "Great organisation to work with"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Lots of international assignment opportunity

    Cons

    Might need to work slightly long hours during peak times.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very corporate, very conservative, hard to get ahead but good products"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Medical Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus, super package
    Good hours with flexible start and end times
    Nice office and flexible working
    Overseas annual scientific conference
    Central location barangaroo
    Good agency support and budgets

    Cons

    Who you know not what you know for promotion
    Internal meetings prioritised over external customers
    Hierarchy system and process overload
    Layer of middle management has no real influence


  7. "A great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Focused on delivering for patients, and to ensure a great place to work

    Cons

    Very European and US centric, need to increase culturally diversity beyond these groups, and make it more attractive to have an international career.

    Advice to Management

    Increase efficiency in the organisation and reduce dividends to investors to move the wealthy pipeline forward. Be better prepared for the disruptive environment being led by Google and Amazon

  8. "Excellent employer, great new office in CBD"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Value driven culture, flexible work policy, great benefits for employees

    Cons

    Work processes can be over complicated


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Money, money, money, money, money

    Cons

    Bad wrong management, bad culture

    Advice to Management

    Change middle management


  10. "You can't go wrong working at Roche!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture that really respects the work/life balance. Friendly and collaborative staff who are really passionate about what they do. The new office in Barangaroo, Sydney, is fantastic. Light, modern with a hot-desking environment and a rooftop terrace with full-time baristas serving complementary coffee all day - how many employers do that for their staff? No core working hours and working from home is encouraged. Shows management really respect the Australian culture. Generous transport policy for people flying overseas and lots of international secondment opportunities.

    Cons

    Flat structure, however internal movement and promotion is still very high.