A great place to work

1. We make a difference to people’s lives

If you want to work for a company that makes a difference to people’s lives all over the world, consider Roche.

Our work in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of health disorders through innovative products and services enhances both people’s health and quality of life.

We focus on disease areas where the medical needs are greatest – such as cancer, viral infections, disorders of the metabolic and central nervous systems, and inflammatory diseases.

The Lifestyle Centre at Roche, Welwyn

Hear from some of our employees and what they enjoy about the work-life balance at Roche!

2. We’re an innovative world leader offering long term stability

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience.

Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and leads the way in diabetes management.

3. We’re open to debate and new ideas

At Roche, innovation is key to the success of our business. Our products push the boundaries and we encourage our employees to do the same. We work together across functions, businesses and the world with a strong sense of purpose.

We foster a culture of collaboration, respect and empowerment where ideas can flourish. Our collaborative, inclusive culture embraces diversity and encourages employees to have a voice and shape the organisation. We promote an environment where employees understand the value of mutual respect and where respectful challenge is encouraged.

4. We offer you the chance to develop and realise your potential

Being part of a large, global organisation there are plenty of opportunities to develop your career. We work hard to understand the individual career aspirations of our employees and although you will be encouraged to take ownership of your career and influence your own development, Roche will support you all the way.

For example, we offer:

  • Workplace opportunities such as secondments or stretch assignments to others areas of the business, both at a local and global level.
  • A comprehensive portfolio of both local and global leadership, management and skills development programmes.
  • Taster days enabling employees to experience different roles in the organisation as well as mentoring programmes.
  • Career development workshops which are designed to get you thinking and plan your next steps.

5. We take care of you

We foster a culture of reward and recognition supported by a competitive remuneration package directly linked to individual and business performance. There is also the opportunity to share in the success of our business via our annual bonus scheme as well as the employee share plan.

We offer a flexible benefits programme that gives employees a choice of benefits such as:

  • Private medical insurance.
  • Health assessments.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • On-site gyms.
  • Subsidised restaurants providing healthy, freshly-cooked food.
  • Our Live Well programme that offers health MOTs, healthy eating tips and a range of workshops, including laughter therapy, mindfulness and meditation as well as exercise classes during its annual Wellbeing Week.
  • At our Welwyn site on-site Occupational Health professionals offer subsidised screening programmes for skin, breast and prostate cancer and access to external services such as physiotherapy, chiropody, hypnotherapy and life coaching as well as seasonal flu vaccinations.