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Current Employee - Senior CRA  in  Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Senior CRA in Princeton, NJ

I have been working at Covance

Pros

people there are great and the environment was very much friendly

Cons

travel can be very extensive

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent pay comes at a price.

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    Anyone who says Covance's ITC pays little compared to other jobs either dumb or lying. The company provides its ITC employees with excellent benefits: 401k, tuition reimbursement, decent PTO and pay are the benefits worth noting.

    Cons

    The perks do come at a price, however. For instance, the opportunities for advancement are determined by who you know and what you know; any attempt to progress your career through hard work and dedication will result in you being exploited, not compensated. I have never experienced cronyism quite to this degree before. The cronyism is very overt in the supervisor position; I surmise it is probably rampant in the upper echelons of management, but more clandestine.

    Resulting from this errant promotion system is incompetent supervisors with no sense of delegation or respect for employees. I have personally witnessed many humiliating supervisor diatribes targeted at the direct reports because of project errors. However, the information about any updates is very poorly conveyed. Moreover, belittling employees by lambasting them for your poor management skills does not provide the proper encouragement for corrective action; in fact, it is demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be introspective: look at how the company is internally organized and managed in the lower ranks, and make the appropriate changes.

    Stop hiring temps. Temps are not given any motivation to produce: they are paid less than permanent staff, yet paid significantly less.

    Revert the office building back to its original, office-style set up. Currently, the eighth floor is arranged to look like an Indian call center. While touted as a method to occupy more workers, it also signifies to those sitting in the sea of desks that they are insignificant to the companies success. A method of social control and repression on behalf of upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    Paid time off and other benefits are nice. Most departments are very flexible and promote work/life balance. Direct supervision does not micromanage.

    Cons

    The decision makers do not consult operations before process changes are made. Communication is not consistent. Not all departments offer growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult a team of 'experts' prior to making large decisions that van cost the company money, time, and study awards.

    Disapproves of CEO
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