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Roche Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2019

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3.8
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Roche CEO Severin Schwan
Severin Schwan
828 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is unmatched & you have lot of benefits(in 177 reviews)

  • "Roche has a great work environment with a very strong and welcoming community(in 131 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance within the company but culture is slowly evolving for the better(in 77 reviews)

  • "Decision making process may be a bit slow(in 46 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Excellent Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the benefits, annual leave, flexi working. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    None can think of, maybe the location but that would be it!

    Roche2019-06-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A hedge fund that just keeps on getting lucky"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Substantial resources Good reputation among physicians Opportunities for development Adept at identifying takeover targets

    Cons

    Extremely political work environment. Truth is a negotiable concept. Upper management are very disconnected from the realities of the business. R&D has had very limited success in Europe (luckily Genentech & Chugai are effective).

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the inspirational leader emphasis and focus more on the basics. Avoid the bureaucratic creep of box ticking. Your career advancement should not be your sole focus.

    Roche2019-02-08
  3. "Great place to work and learn"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Roche

      Pros

      Salary is great at Roche UK

      Cons

      Nothing really was less good

      Roche2019-01-10
    • "Overall good company but beware of work life balance."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Roche full-time

      Pros

      Excellent team spirit. The company really encourages you to explore your own development path and assist where they can.

      Cons

      Work life balance is poor.

      Roche2017-12-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Big Ego ,No Knowledge"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Roche full-time

      Pros

      Good location and canteen

      Cons

      Selelct own people , no respect for talented people. You need to know someone to get a job or to get promotion.

      Advice to Management

      Choose on the basis of Knowledge and talent, Give authority to competent people to choose competent persons

      Roche2017-12-21
    • "Great company's"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Roche full-time

      Pros

      Benefits , work life balance

      Cons

      None that I can recall

      Roche2017-10-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent place to work"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Flexi-time was great. The Sports and Social club had an event almost monthly, which made it easy to meet and interact with others in the company . Great people. Great culture

      Cons

      Some people were in positions they weren't suited to. Sometimes there was an attitude of "I'm here longer, so I know best".

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work!

      Roche2017-05-20
    • "great place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Roche full-time

      Pros

      fantastuc atmosphere great place to work

      Cons

      none really non nin non

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      Roche2017-05-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Head of QA"

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      Current Employee - Head of QA in Clarecastle
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits. Challenging work. Well paid. Travel around the world opportunities to other Roche sites.

      Cons

      Sometimes it feels like they own you. Can be stressful.

      Advice to Management

      Spend more on employee development & empower employees more.

      Roche2017-02-17
    • Helpful (2)

      "People can't be superheroes all the time."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Roche

      Pros

      Great pipeline, stable future, good growth and development opportunities. Good training programme. Well established within industry, great salary and benefits package.

      Cons

      Not enough support provided, often left to do the work of two people and them get blame if work isn't up to standard, get told this work needs to be done by tomorrow, stay late at office to complete and then told they dont want you working late.

      Advice to Management

      Have a consistent message. Realise where you are stretched too thin and don't blame the employee for not getting the work done of two people. It's your responsibility to provide support.

      Roche2017-02-08
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