Covance

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Hit the ground running, because this place moves fast!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

I have been working at Covance full-time (more than an year)

Pros

If management agrees something is going to happen and it gets funding, it gets done! The culture is open, not very hierarchical. Covance is honest with themselves about where they are good and where they need to do better. Decision making is swift and unequivocal. Deadwood employees have a very short half-life.

Cons

Salary is lower than big pharma because CRO industry margins are lower. Business is more sharply cyclical than pharma so you need to stay alert to sudden changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up your improvements in your Informatics capabillities.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Happy to have parted ways

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there is ample parking and the office is modern.

    Cons

    Covance, Inc praises themselves on having no debt. They do not invest in technology or training. There are people who spending all day opening and stuffing envelops. There is a machine capable of doing that. When I was hired, my "trainer" was too busy to train me. Those were her words. Favoritism is rampant. Forget about having any type of consistency when it comes to policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try having management attend AMA classes so they can actual learn to manage the business and people properly vs letting their "pets" slide and holding others to a different standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Should be happy I got a job straight out of undergraduate school.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covance

    Pros

    Able to advance my career rapidly

    Cons

    150% of very little is still very little. Disenfranchised coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get younger.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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