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Covance – Why Work For Us?


Imagine working in one of the most exciting and professionally satisfying industries anywhere. Imagine contributing to cutting-edge projects which impact the lives of millions of people around the world. You can do this at Covance, and at the same time enrich your own life by building a rewarding career.

No one at Covance settles.

We relentlessly strive to find the best solutions and generate results for our clients and their patients. That’s why we’ll encourage you to develop your skills and advance your career.

Career development is not one-size-fits-all.

We’ll work with you to create an individual career plan that builds on your existing skills through online, in-person and experiential training. Internal mobility will broaden your experience and insightful, approachable colleagues will share their knowledge. Add international exposure, and you’ll uncover new interests and hidden talents while growing your career.



At Covance, we understand, respect and value differences. We know that embracing the skills, cultures, ideas and experiences of every employee around the world gives us a clear competitive advantage. Our diverse perspectives make us a more insightful partner and reveal new opportunities for our clients.

Our Employee Resource Groups range from advocates and allies for women, parents and veterans to our GLO (Gay, Lesbian, Other) group; and from our GoGreen Committee to our Diversity Awareness Committee(s). Many members partner with local volunteer organizations too, building awareness and strengthening our bond with our communities.

Our groups are united in purpose to:

  • Create networking opportunities for employees with a common interest or culture.
  • Strengthen our commitment to an inclusive working environment.
  • Attract, develop, grow and retain proactive, insightful talent.
  • Increase awareness of and respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Generate learning opportunities.
  • Serve as ambassadors who deliver on Covance’s mission.


We share your respect for the environment and are committed to integrity, diversity, inclusion and philanthropy.

They’re not just good business practices. They make a difference and they’re the right things to do. We bring these core values to life in our business practices, in our relationships with our clients and strategic partners, and in our community. We believe helping improve people’s lives is our responsibility as well as our business, and we are committed to it.

We recruit top talent from universities around the world. Technical excellence in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline is vital. But so are thought leadership, integrity, critical thinking, global perspective and creativity. If you’re keen to grow in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, find out how we prepare you for great things ahead.

Covance Reviews

361 Reviews
361 Reviews
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Covance Chairman and CEO Joe Herring
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177 Ratings

    Management is flexible and supportive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Covance full-time (more than 8 years)


    Many opportunities to explore different careers within one company. Covance seeks to develop and retain its' talent.
    Flexible schedules and supportive management contribute to employee job satisfaction.


    Moving in the right direction by making great improvements in technology - still ironing out a few kinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from those in the field. Publically reward those who speak up and challenge the status quo as this is what leads to engagement and the continuous improvement we all strive for.

    Positive Outlook
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Covance Interviews

Updated Feb 9, 2015
Updated Feb 9, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Project Manager Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Covance.

    Interview Details

    Applied online first. Got email reply to set up call interview within a week or so.
    Phone interview lasted for about 30 minutes.
    mostly behavioral questions.
    If you get through this phone interview, you will be called for in person interview

    Interview Questions
    • Time you made significant change to company   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

Covance Awards & Accolades

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Alliance Excellence Award, Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, 2014
Top 100 Employer, Diversity Employers, 2013
Top 100 Employer, Diversity Employers, 2012
Top 100 Employers, Diversity Employers, 2011
Top 100 Employers, Diversity Employers, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Princeton, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (CVD)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

To advance from discovery to market, pharmaceutical companies need scientific, therapeutic, diagnostic and regulatory expertise. Covance's team of over 1,600 experts with advanced scientific and doctorate degrees provide targeted support the development journey. From early research and discovery, preclinical evaluation to clinical trial design and implementation, Covance is a... More

Mission: Combine unique perspective and precision delivery to shape new possibilities

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