Questions and Answers
Please see below a list of frequent questions we receive.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
- Why should you choose Roche?
As a research-focused healthcare company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and healthcare professionals – from early detection and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.
For more that 110 years, Roche has played a pioneering role in healthcare. It is today the worlds largest Biotech company, the world leader in cancer treatments, transplantation treatments as well and the leader is in-vitro diagnostics.
In order to continue to do so, we are looking for the future generation of talents. With over 80000 employees, we offer exiting development and career opportunities by maintaining job stability and work life balance.
“Make your mark. Improve lives.”
- What make us different?
Our three main values are the following: Passion, Integrity and Courage. These are core to how we want to behave as individuals, and collectively as an organization. They define fundamental attributes for guiding decisions and actions leading to increased innovation and business performance.
- What careers are possible with us?
At Roche, individuals are responsible for their own career. We offer you a place where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point for achievements that help improve people’s lives. We develop career pathways in affiliates and headquarters as well as a variety of site-specific plans and programmes, but career paths are not limited to these. Based on the individuals performance, experience and interest, we offer the opportunity to develop yourself cross-divisional, cross-functional & cross-border.
- What about international experience we can offer you?
Roche offers you a wide variety of international opportunities, including short term and long-term assignments. You can apply directly for a position of your choice abroad unless indicated otherwise of the job advert
Search & apply for opportunities
- Where can you learn about opportunities with us?
You can find all our vacant positions on our global career website. When opting for the career website you are able to filter by function, job type, location or keyword search. All the open positions which match your criteria will appear.
- How to apply?
We strongly recommend you to register via our Career Website. There you can either apply to a specific job. The application should take you 10-15 minutes the first time. Your data will be stored for future applications. All our recruiters are trained to focus on applications coming via our website. Sending CVs/Resumes by email typically will reduce the chances of a successful application.
- Who you should contact if you want further information on an opportunity?
At the end of most opportunities, you can find the recruiters contact details. You can send all your questions related to the position of your interest to this person.
- What can you do if there is currently no relevant vacancy?
In this case, we strongly recommend you to register in our Talent pool. The registration should take you around 10-15 minutes. Thereafter, you will have the option to receive all new opportunities within Roche which match your interest. This is the ideal way to be informed on new opportunities at Roche.
- You submitted your application. What is the usual timeframe you should her from us?
Once you apply to the position, you will be provided with an automatic email confirming that your application has been successful. Timeframes differ by country but you should expect and answer within a few weeks, in many countries this will be faster. Once you have applied for the first time, your profile will be stored in the system. You might be contact by our recruiters or by our automatic matching tool of job opportunities of interest to you.
In any case, your resume/CV will remain in our database for up to 4 years and we might contact you during that time. I you would like to be removed from the database, please contact us via the “contact” form listed above.
- What does the typical recruitment procedure look like?
In general, the recruitment procedure might vary based on the country of the position for which you are applying. When applying for a position, your information will be made available to our recruiters. They will analyse your skills & experience and will compare it to the requirements of the position for which you have applied (as well as any other open position). If we believe you match the requirements, we will contact you and, in a first phase, we will invite you for a telephone interview or physical interview (or videoconference interview); further interviews will be fixed when evaluated positively.
Please note that we respect your time and ask you to travel maximum twice during the complete application process.