Covance

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Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

Pros

Good; Nice market reaction to the earnings conference call today. Well earned bounce setting a new 52 week high. Good team at the top of the empire.

Cons

Bad; Top heavy IT. Live and spend like there is no tomorrow. Bloated project budgets to hide inefficiencies, waste and incompetence. Shameful from many perspectives. Slow, destructive processes and combative style that is a bottleneck hindering the greater good. A contractor heaven though. Double the project length and double your profit, at the expense of the bottom line.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ugly: Don't beat down some of your hardest working. Mention of grant rationalization raises questions. Avoid the temptation for bait and switch on equity grants for those that manage where the rubber meets the road. Doing so will poison the well with current and future hires.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Medical technologists

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologists in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Medical Technologists in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good start for recently graduated MT. Good benefits

    Cons

    Too much hiring from within employee recommendations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your hiring and promotion process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    it's a job

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    Current Employee - Med Tech II in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Med Tech II in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Covance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    you get a paycheck with decent health benefits
    most co workers are intelligent and educated

    Cons

    work is so repetitve it is boring, only favorites get chance for advancement. hours can be detrimental to work - life balance. hostile work environment exists in my department. work is better if you wear spike heels and super short skirts or have male parts, very poor management. 1 even sleeps on the job. employee evaluation is cumbersome and based on if the manager likes you instead of professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage consistent managing styles, have on-going management classes, hire more managers with experience in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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