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Working during an off shift, I was often overlooked.

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Former Employee - Analyst II  in  Madison, WI
Former Employee - Analyst II in Madison, WI

I worked at Covance full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The company itself is fairly stable, so you have a reasonably good expectation of job security as long as you're there.

Cons

The company itself is fairly stable, so you have a reasonably good expectation of doing the same job for a while before you advance.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Typical big company with top-heavy structure and disconnected management

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Covance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Some very smart and cordial folks to work with
    - Interesting, mission-focused work with a variety of assignments

    Cons

    - Way way too many Directors and VPs, many with no direct reports
    - Too many people in a management role that shouldn't be due to having no people/interpersonal skills or scientific/research folks that work best as individual contributors. Example: my group had at least 10 people transfer or leave the company as a direct result of no longer wanting to work for our supervisor yet there were never any negative consequences for this VP. Managers should be flagged if too many folks leave their group.
    - Restrictive and over-bureaucratic IT department
    - Too much secrecy and poor communications overall from senior leadership; 5 stern reminders to complete the annual employee survey (which vanishes after limited results are released) but nothing about poor business outlook and potential layoffs for your site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Use feedback from exit interviews to flag poor managers and then actually do something about it; remember that people usually leave because of managers not jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not employee friendly

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, location, salary, nice facility

    Cons

    Not treated fairly, micro managed, management does not listen to concerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees needs

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