Roche in Pleasanton

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Roche Molecular Diagnostics (RMD) develops and manufactures a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products for researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals, laboratories and blood banks worldwide.

The business was founded in the early 1990s following the acquisition of the revolutionary, Nobel-prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. PCR quickly replicates a single specific fragment of DNA or RNA to quantities sufficient for accurate laboratory analysis. For more information about RMD or to learn about PCR, please visit our corporate website

A business area of Roche Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland), RMD employs about 1,000 people across three locations: Pleasanton, California; Branchburg, New Jersey; and Rotkreuz, Switzerland.

Campus Life

At Roche, we are creating a community that people want to be a part of – a place where people can make their mark. We offer a number of programs that reflect our unique workplace and provide you with opportunities to celebrate the culture, learn more about the company, support the community, and manage the challenge of work/life balance.

Roche offers a number of ways for you to stay involved in the community and enjoy the company of your colleagues and their families. Our employee activities are designed to promote fun and relaxation, and provide inspiration and recognition.

Employee Perks

We understand that there is no single formula for attaining a balanced life. It is a personal decision how one combines career, family, friends and self into an integrated whole. That’s why we provide many additional perks to help you maintain a good balance between work and personal life.

Highlights include an onsite cafeteria that offers a variety of healthy, nutritious options and onsite exercise facilities and programs. There are nominal charges for exercise and wellness programs but there is no charge for the use of the exercise facilities. Locker rooms and showers are available.

Roche’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers counseling, legal and financial support, work/life services and resources to assist you with managing your day-to-day life. The company supports flex-time where it is reasonable and practical to do so and where operational needs will not be adversely affected.

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to a competitive compensation and rewards system, including a Special Recognition Awards Program for exceptional performance, Roche provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, savings (401k with company match), retirement and life insurance plans. The medical plan also provides domestic partner benefits and certain infertility benefits, including in vitro fertilization.

Other benefits include:

  • Employee Discounts
  • Financial Assistance Programs (Adoption, Scholarship and Tuition)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for qualified healthcare and dependent daycare expenses
  • Flu Shots
  • International Assignments
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Lunch & Learn Programs
  • Matching Gifts and Volunteer Programs
  • Weight Watchers At Work Program