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From delight to disappointment.

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Former Employee - Director  in  Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

I worked at Covance full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Colleagues (non-management), salary, work-life balance

Cons

Discriminatory environment; females have little, if any, chance of promotion -- despite accomplishments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have you ever heard of a Golden Parachute? Try it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    GSS - Low Morale, High Turnover

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    Current Employee - Global Site Services- Associate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Site Services- Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are extremely intelligent and diverse people that would in the Global Site Services (US) department at this company. A myriad of life experiences, cultural differences, and educational opportunities (amongst peers) are ripe for the taking.

    If you're a recent grad, this is a great place for you to meet people your age with similar interests. Much of this department is comprised of people in their 20s or early 30s that really enjoy getting to know their peers.

    Cons

    Management is horrible! There is no infrastructure for support, training, or accountability.

    Too many women.

    If you're a "not-so-recent" grad, the overwhelming age gap might be cause for alarm. Most people are either in their 20s or 40s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the management team; there are too many women.

    Create true mentoring and training programs; when new people are hired they are given training modules and SOPs to read. Why not have someone sit down them so that they learn what's expected of them.

    Consistency - because there are no standardized processes, people are doing things in their own way. Information isn't consistent from one person to the next because everyone does things differently.

    Project-Specific Onboarding - create a process by which people are added to new projects whereby they get all of the necessary information to be successful.

    Be supportive and responsive - Take the time to make sure employees are not only engaged but happy with their level of engagement. Morale is an important aspect of professional success and, while several other metrics are being collected, this is not one of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good 1st job

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good for inexperienced employees to gain experience
    -Different projects for variety of indications
    -Great people

    Cons

    -Low Pay
    -High turnover
    -High workload
    -Some managers are overbaring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to needs of the employees more to stop this hight utrnover it bad for the company overall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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