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Updated 13 February 2019
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  • "Work Life Balance is a challange" (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary is great at Roche UK

    Cons

    Nothing really was less good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A hedge fund that just keeps on getting lucky"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Overall good company but beware of work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Big Ego ,No Knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  5. "Great company's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time (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!


  7. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Head of QA"

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

    I have been working at Roche full-time (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Roche Clarecastle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time

    Pros

    Good people , Friendly work atmosphere , great pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Unfortunately phasing out production at the clarecastle site so huge loss to the community

    Advice to Management

    Find management very approachable