At Roche Diagnostics, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 873 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.50. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 28402 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

We asked Roche Diagnostics to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Roche Diagnostics provides diagnostic testing solutions to a spectrum of users, ranging from doctors to patients.   

About this Company

Website: Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
US Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana US Sites: 1
Major Locations: Indianapolis, Indiana US Employees: 4,594
US Revenues: $2,600 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,600 million
Employees Worldwide: 91,700 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1964

Roche Employees - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Perks and Programs

We asked Roche Diagnostics to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Live Well: Life is more than work. Life needs balance to thrive. At Roche, we believe in enhancing your physical, emotional, and financial health. Through Live Well, we strive to offer services and resources that provide the convenience and ease to help you maximize your experiences at work—and in life.
  • Women's Leadership Initiative: Through the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), we’ve learned the power of gender diversity to meet the business needs of the future. The WLI is dedicated to attracting, advancing, and retaining the most talented women. It is also committed to: --Inspiring and enabling the women of Roche to pursue their own definition of success. --Supporting the Roche global initiative to grow the number of female leaders in key positions by building a strong bench of future female leaders. --Promoting Roche in the community as a leader in the advancement of women to attract even more talented women.
  • Formal Mentoring Program: Roche Diagnostics' mentoring program, sponsored by our Women's Leadership Initiative, is a broad-based, year-long program that matches an employee with an experienced professional based on interests and goals. The WLI mentoring program has proven so successful that we are currently planning for expansion in 2017, targeting other minority employee resource groups as we broaden our overall inclusion efforts.
  • Annual Bonus and Performance Sharing: Regardless of their position in the company, every single Roche employee is financially rewarded for their contributions to the organization. Our Performance Sharing Plan allows employees ranging from entry level to professional level to benefit financially from the success of our company. The objective of this plan is to reward each employee for their contribution when the company achieves profitability objectives that position the business for sustained long-term growth. The Roche Annual Bonus plan, offered to leaders and certain professional-level individual contributors, measures both individual and business contributions. Employee targets range from 20% to 50% of their base salary.
  • Business Resource Groups: As we continue on our path of cultivating a more inclusive culture and leveraging diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a competitive advantage to drive business results, Roche Diagnostics is proud to launch six new Business Resource Groups (BRG) in 2016. BRG groups will provide business value through advancing our D&I goals, with a focus on recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent, community outreach, and serving as business resources to drive initiatives. Current planned BRGs include Young Professionals/Millennial, LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Allies), Veteran, African American, Latino/Hispanic, and Asian.
  • Camp Roche: Through a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, children of Roche Diagnostics employees (affectionately known as “Rochelings”) ages 5 through 12 are invited to attend Camp Roche during the summer. It may just be our most unique—and most beloved—offering. Each day, campers meet at our Employee Forum for a free hot breakfast before heading out to our 45-acre on-campus park to participate in a variety of camp activities, including: archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, soccer, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, nature exploration, and sports.


100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary88% Company-paid health coverage for employees
88% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 88% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $6,395 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Stock options to employees
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free beverages during the day
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
North American Sales Meeting - Dallas Stadium Celebration


28 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 28 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 104 weeks Unpaid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule (3% use it)
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option (39% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks


115 days Job-protected maternity leave55 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
55 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$5,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $301,705 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • 'Vice President and Site Head, Human Resources' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

March Mania Team Event


Build-a-Bear Christmas Activity

How to Get Hired

We asked Roche Diagnostics for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for people who are diverse in both backgroud and thought, and who will enrich our cultural beliefs of innovation, achieving results and winning together. Candidates must have strong leadership ability, with a desire to impact and grow the business. We hire talent not only for what they are capable of doing today, but for the potential we see for them to grow in the future. Above all they need to have the passion to influence and inspire decisions that will help improve the lives of patients.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates should do their homework! Come to interviews prepared to speak up about trending topics relevant to their positions of interest. It’s always impressive to us when people ask questions about our culture and how they could be successful at Roche.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Not able to answer at the time of submission.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To find out more about career opportunities or to apply for an open position at Roche Diagnostics, go to  

hiring Outlook

800 Job openings forecast for coming year 3% Job Growth
36 Average applicants per opening 34,663 Applications received
856 Positions filled in past year 45% New hires by employee referrals
402 New positions created 451 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 6 New graduates hired
4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 5% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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