Roche

We have been committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally.

Doing now what patients need next

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.
We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

We are Roche.



We are a force of about 94,000 people working together across 100 countries. All facets of diversity are important to us and at Roche, we think beyond the physical characteristics to the qualities that make each person unique. We strive for an inclusive workplace where each individual can contribute and realise their potential. By embracing diversity we can enrich every discussion and decision at Roche and bring our purpose to live.

Working at Roche is more than just a job

Our people make our business. Our people discover, develop and manufacture our products and ensure that they reach the patients who need them. Therefore, we have created a work environment where people can be authentic and truly invested in their work. We encourage big thinking and give our people the support and flexibility they need to make their mark. At Roche, it is more than just a job. It is about being part of an international family dedicated to making a real impact on the world around us.

Roche is consistently ranked as employer of choice by its employees and by external institutions.

Case Study:

Paul – Welwyn Garden City, UK


Brien – Pleasanton, USA

I’m so proud to work for a company that allows me time to also take care of my personal life.

My husband, Carlos, was diagnosed with advanced cancer around Christmas 2016. For those next weeks and months, my focus was on him.  Although I enjoy my role as senior manager for Roche Molecular Diagnostics, between Carlos’ chemotherapy appointments, harsh side effects from chemotherapy and a very intense surgery with complications, I realised I couldn’t be there for him and for my job at the same time.  Working with my manager and with help from my colleagues, I was able to take the time I needed to care for Carlos. I am thankful to Roche and to my colleagues for the flexibility, job security, and community that supported me through this unexpected life event.

Carlos is doing wonderfully. He has had clear scans and I know that part of his recovery has been because I was able to be there with him and not preoccupied with my work or worried about losing my job.  Today, I am happy to be back to work – with Carlos doing well.


 

Sara – Casablanca, Morocco

Having my capabilities recognised is personal to me. I was pregnant when I interviewed with Roche Morocco for a terrific role. I honestly didn’t expect to get a job offer.  But when I met with my future boss, the focus was on what I could bring to the role and the organisation long-term. When it came to the baby, all he asked me is if I could travel, and I could! We talked about the hiring process and the onboarding programme and everything was fine, my pregnancy wasn’t an issue at all.  I ended up becoming a manager in Human Resources, and joining Roche toward the end of my pregnancy (around six months!) and then had a beautiful baby boy – and I’ve loved every day of it! My boss is wonderful and I feel supported by the company to be able to make a difference for employees and for patients.  I am proud to be here!