Covance

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I'm surprised I've been around this long

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator II
Current Employee - Clinical Data Coordinator II

I have been working at Covance

Pros

Good pay and benefits
Amount of Paid Time Off is plentiful, and goes up over time
Lots of work-at-home opportunities in Data Management

Cons

Upper management doesn't seem to have a realistic grasp of the every day life of the average workers.
Training is a joke.
When a worker wants to switch departments, they forced to take a pay cut to the bottom tier of the salary scale; in essence, they are starting all over again. I've been at the company for 10+ years - I'd rather stay in a department I hate than switch to a new opportunity.
The same people seem to get all the credit for the "great" work being done.
The constant cycle and new hires and new layoffs is getting old.
The yearly review process is sorely lacking in effectiveness. It was vastly improved about 3-4 years ago, but it is falling by the wayside again.
Office morale seems low. (I don't know how that is everywhere, though.)
Since everything is all about the client, there's no sense of pride as a company - our "pride" comes only from making clients happy, no matter what it does to our own morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to make bold changes in IT. Too often, the company is behind the curve to accept emerging (or even current) technologies.

No opinion of CEO

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    good experience for a first full time job

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    Current Employee - CRA Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CRA Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    good and secure company. gives training towards progression. The management team is very helpfull and good benefits. The people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work routine is tedious. No other negatives from my side as it depends on how satisfied you are with your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management team

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough Place to Work

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

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-Workers are great to work with
    Benefits are great
    Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Senior Leadership does not listen to employees and takes care of their own
    More important to be liked than the job you do. Success does not equal opportunity
    Long hours due to centralized control globally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr Leaders do not have the answers.....they need to listen to the people who do the job every day.
    Re-connect with the employees....not by blogs and surveys....too inpersonal,,,,but use focus groups with cross sections of employees.
    Reward people who are successful.....not just the ones liked!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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