Roche and its employees make their mark – and are rewarded for it! Time and again over the last few years, Roche has been rated by independent business journalists and institutions as an especially attractive employer.

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Universum Most Attractive Employers Award 2019

Roche in Germany has been voted eighth amongst the most attractive employers in the field of natural science with students in the yearly held Universium Survey. Most of the participating students of the survey wish for a healthy work-life balance, professional training possibilities, a secure employment and versatile work tasks.

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Roche Diagnostics and Diabetes Care in Germany was recognized as one of the best employers in the chemical sector by “Great Place to Work”. The seal was awarded for the first time in 2019 and emphasizes in particular the commitment and inventiveness of employees in the chemical industry.

Furthermore, Roche Diagnostics and Diabetes Care in Germany is among the best employers in Baden-Württemberg. We are very proud to be awarded the seal in one of the most high-performing federal states in Germany.

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Trendence Fair Graduate Program 2019

Roche was awarded again the Trainee Seal in 2018. This award goes to companies that have structured their trainee programmes in a fair and career-promoting manner. Quality standards such as mentoring, sustainability, benefits, remuneration and training are considered for it. These standards are evaluated by the human resources department and the trainees themselves and compared with trainee programs at other companies. According to the results of the seal, trainees at Roche are given attractive work assignments and are supported in their personal development by experienced managers. Trainees at Roche also rotate between different stations, giving them a comprehensive overview and strengthening their network. Some trainees at Roche have the opportunity to spend at least one station abroad and are further prepared for their future role through specialist and behavioural trainings. We are very pleased about this result and will continue to develop our trainee programme in the future in order to maintain this seal and offer our trainees the best possible development.

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Praktikantenspiegel 2019

Roche is one of the most attractive employers in Germany for the "New Generation Internship". This is the result of the "Praktikantenspiegel 2019" of the management consultancy Clevis and the job exchange Absolventa. In their study, the cooperation partners interviewed 7,664 interns from around 40 companies about their assessment of the external brand image and internal employer quality of companies. The most satisfied trainees are those working in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Das hat Potenzial!

We received the 1st place in the competition "Das hat Potenzial!" in the category "large companies". The nationwide network SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT honours Roche Diagnostics GmbH for its outstanding commitment to vocational orientation and economic education.

The jury of the SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT award praised the commitment: "The close networking with the schools ensures that teachers are involved in the development of the concept and that we support our pupils in their transition from school to work. The various measures provide an authentic insight into the "working world" of the future.

The competition is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and around eighty companies applied nationwide.

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Universum Most Attractive Employers Award 2018

Roche in Germany has been voted third amongst the most attractive employers in the field of natural science with young professionals in the yearly held Universium Survey. In comparison to last year this means an improvement by one rank. Most of the participants of the survey want to get along very well with their superiors and achieve a healthy work-life balance. Among students Roche has been ranked number 7. On one hand they wish for the flexibility of a start-up and on the other hand for the security and the general conditions of a major company.

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DAPR 2018

With the certification of our program for volunteers at Communications & Public Affairs in Grenzach, the German Academy for Public Relations (DAPR) certifies a high quality and practical training. At the same time, our volunteers benefit from a theoretically sound seminar design that is always geared to practical communication everyday life, and that provides the ideal start for their career.


trendence Young Professional Barometer 2017/18

According to Germany´s largest and leading study on Young Professionals – „Trendence“ – Roche in Germany has been recognized as an attractive employer. 18.000 participants from 14 different industries have answered 69 company-specific questions on their preferences. The result; Roche is mastering successfully current challenges posed by e.g. the digital transformation and therefore is well positioned to compete successfully in the competition for future talent.

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Thorax Award 2017

The Thorax Foundation Heidelberg has assigned the Torax Award 2017 to Roche Diagnostics GmbH in the category „Companies” for their exemplary work in smoking prevention.

Since Roche Diagnostics GmbH has started to participate in the Thorax Clinic´s initiative, around 1200 apprentices and students could be sensitized for the dangers of smoking.

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DHBW (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg)/ Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

The „DHBW Dual Partner Award“  recognizes best practices in the design of practical learning phases. The award is assigned to dual partners who have developed and implemented a particularly convincing concept for the practical design of the education.

The dual partner award 2017 in the category “Dual Partner from study area businesses with more than 5000 employees” has been awarded to the vocational training department of Roche Diagnostics GmbH for the concept of “personalized education”.


Universum Study – Top Employers for young professionals – Roche ranks 4 amongst natural scientists

In Germany Roche has been voted on position 4 by young professionals amongst natural scientists. Only one more candidate from industry ranks higher on the list.

The pharma-/biotech industry (ranked 2nd) and the medtech industry (ranked 3rd) enjoy the biggest popularity amongst young professionals across all qualifications surveyed.

Survey respondents refer to an attractive base pay, the recognition of work contributions, managers who support the development of their people, the job security as well as flexible working conditions as the most important criteria for chosing their prefered employer.

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Corporate Health Award 2016

For the first time, Roche´s Medical Services Teams in Mannheim and Penzberg have made it to the finals of the Corporate Health Awards in 2016. The award is granted to organisations who care for the health of their employees in a particular engaged way.

The award is granted by the magazine “Handelsblatt”, the TÜV-Süd-Academy, the ias-Group and the EuPD Research Institute for sustainable management. 18 organisations have received the award. The award certifies a company-wide health culture and comprehensive offers, which are customized to the needs of the employees.

MINT-Minded Company 2016

This year, for the second time, Roche was named a MINT-Minded Company. (MINT stands for Mathematics, Information technology, Natural science and Technology.) The “audimax MEDIEN GmbH” and the initiative “MINT Zukunft schaffen” award this title to companies which support MINT-students, MINT-talents and MINT-specialists in an outstanding way. With activities like the MINT taster days or participating in the national Girl’s day Roche supports the MINT-idea. The nomination is done exclusively by the target group of MINT-students, -graduates and –talents.

Total E-Quality

For the fourth time in a row, Roche Diagnostics in Germany was again granted the Total E-Quality award for exemplary human resource and corporate policy based on equal opportunities and diversity. TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V. pursues the aim to establish and ensure sustainable equal opportunities for women and men in business. The main focus is on the advancement of women in leadership positions. Every year, the association grants the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for the successful and sustained commitment in terms of human resources management based on personal experiences. Since 2015 the association additionally grants a title for diversity, where the focus is on appreciating the diversity of the employees.

TOP 100

For the third time in a row, Roche PVT, the Roche competence center for laboratory automation in Waiblingen, was honored as one of the three most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. Since more than 20 years the TOP 100 award has been given to companies, which distinguish themselves by innovative strength and future viability. The award is based on a scientific analysis with more than 100 parameters. The Roche PVT convinced the committee by its innovation processes and success as well as the high number of patent applications.

trendence Graduate Barometer Europe 2015

Roche is one of Europe’s 100  most attractive employers! This was the result of a poll conducted by “trendence”. About 300,000 graduates studying business, engineering and IT across Europa took part and were surveyed on their dream employers and career plan. To be awarded, the company has to be listed in at least two countries in the Top 100.  In the area of engineering Roche holds the 42nd position of most attractive employers in Europe 2015.

Excellent Apprenticeship in Grenzach

The Apprenticeship and Learning Centre in Grenzach, including the 5 training companies, was certified in December 2010 within the framework of an external validation by the European Foundation for Quality Management, represented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität – DGQ (German Society for Quality).
The result is clear. Not only was the second level “Recognised for Excellence” achieved first shot, but the points accumulated also deserve mention. With a total of 415 points, the Apprenticeship/Learning Centre surpassed the minimum requirement for this level by 115 points.

genderdax: the Portal for Highly-qualified Women

Roche Diagnostics applied to be listed in genderdax and was accepted. genderdax is an online platform which provides information about companies in all branches for highly-qualified women. The focus is on fostering female management and specialised personnel by means of, for example, flexible working conditions, paying particular attention during recruitment activities as well as implementing measures to ensure the compatibility of family and career.