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  • Covance update
    24 days ago

    The Covance Charitable Foundation sponsored it's 4th pop-up CARE Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri in April of this year. The clinic offers under-insured and uninsured patients the opportunity to see physicians in several therapeutic areas. These clinics often treat more than 1,000 patients in just one day.


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

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    The Best CRO to Work For!!

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II (ECD) in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II (ECD) in Cleveland, OH
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    I love working in the Early Clinical division of Covance. I LOVE the Senior Director- she makes a true effort to make you feel as if you are a part of a team. My Line Manager is always concerned about my work-life balance as well as future goals. It's nice having someone on your side who also cares about your career development. I feel that the company values quality over quantity. They stay true to their "1-2" protocol policy. I feel busy, but not overwhelmed - as I did at a previous CRO. I also enjoy working with the folks on my study teams. They are experienced and I feel that I have learned a lot from them in my time here.


    I can't really think of anything. The pay could be better, however, I don't mind. I'll trade a little less money for respect, work-life balance, and feeling valued.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! The investment that you're making in your employees will continue to pay off.

Covance Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Covance.


    I was called for a quick 15 minute phone screen. The employer then set up an interview with the hiring managers for the following week. The Skype interview was quite laid back and took about an hour. I found out about two weeks later that I had gotten the internship!

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    • As I was applying for an intern position, they asked about my academic background and extracurricular interests.   Answer Question

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 ... More

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

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