Covance

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Principal Investigator/Study Director

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Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Madison, WI

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

Pros

Some of the smartest and hardest working people work at Covance. The companies biggest assets are the people. Vacation and heath benefits are very good.

Cons

Top heavy company, management is selffish and not trained well for the job. The goal of the company is to find supervisors and managers who do not know daily activities, tasks or science. Their role is to "manage" people. Performance reviews are meaningless and unfair. People are chosen arbitrarily every year for improvement plans that allows the company not to pay out a bonus or increase salary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up senior management and change strategy. There are too many zeros in your ranks! No one tells the truth and each manager muddles through until they get moved or promoted. The company is broken. You use your employees until they are burned out. You expect them to work late, early, weekends holidays and then you kick them during annual review time. The good managers leave the company our take demotions just so they don't have to the dirty deeds.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

328 Other Employee Reviews for Covance (View Most Recent)

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    Something has changed in the past few years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and there is a lot to learn, no two days are the same

    Cons

    Overwork, failure to develop jpromising employees while favoring those who take advantage of those who carry the weight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need better training. As soon as management becomes marginally proficient in an area, they are exchanged with a manager in another area, so both areas are under stress while the employees do the management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits and PTO; Managers more worried about pleasing clients than their employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate I in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate I in Conshohocken, PA

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is less than other companies. Career development is very slow and you need to careful not to get pigeonholed in a position/project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some positive feedback to employees along with the negative. Focusing on only improvement areas and ignoring all accomplishments demotivates the employee. Try to keep employees engaged and feeling like a key part of the team instead of dinging them for petty things and never acknowledging their project accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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