Covance Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Compensation Benefits Work Life Balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Company has good benefits/time off (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance in the toxicology department is a very unbalanced (in 23 reviews)

  • Lack of communication with employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    The Best CRO to Work For!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II (ECD) in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate II (ECD) in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Covance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. Screening Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sceening Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Sceening Coordinator in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Covance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company was willing to educate if not previously involved with research.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they closed the Honolulu unit.


  3. Needs to retain talented leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Covance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have talent, have good benefit and flexibility, have good teams and commitment to excellence. Dynamic culture with lots of collaboration within team.

    Cons

    Retention, process because "that's what we do", silo efforts, over allocation, low accountability, difficult systems, slow to communicate and slow to change.


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  5. Good company for large corporate job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits package flexible work hours

    Cons

    Big corporate environment meaning you can't trust anything that anyone tells you regarding your performance or possible career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and utilize corporate speak less. much less.


  6. associate analytical chemist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Covance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good place to work, flexible work times depending on supervisor. Gained alot of hands-on-experience even as an intern. You have a real project to work on.

    Cons

    i did not really notice any weird thing about this coy worth mentioning here. Overall it's a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for management. I think they are doing well


  7. Ethical, High-Performance, Quality-Orientated Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Covance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional work environment; impressive colleagues; good management; fairly paid; diverse project opportunities; pride in work product; strong client focus; now has benefit of merged capabilities with LabCorp

    Cons

    Can be too conservative; could be more nimble and entrepreneurial, but things are improving; recently going through integration with LabCorp, but there's not been too much negative impact

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your eye on the ball as the LabCorp merger completes.


  8. Study Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly young people who were fun to work with and a wide variety of tasks every day.

    Cons

    Poor technology, constant system crashes, and very poor management when it came to holding people responsible for their work.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable so you can keep employees.


  9. Good company that rewards employees

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Some leadership decisions are short sighted based on quarterly earnings

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core business.


  10. Exhausting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Study Technician in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Study Technician in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast pace environment. Career development.

    Cons

    Work so many hours, OT is uncapped, not working overtime is somewhat looked down upon, high school drama and gossip

    Advice to Management

    Cut the hours no one wants to work that many weekends and holidays.


  11. No company is perfect

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The good outweighs the bad Area for growth within company

    Cons

    Lack of OT when necessary

    Advice to Management

    NA



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