Covance

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Very good opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Covance

Pros

Good strategic management
Excellent comp package

Cons

Increased size creating some silos

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Poor Management, Great Coworkers, Interesting Job

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    -fantastic helpful team-oriented coworkers
    -flexible hours in some departments
    -very interesting work
    -good benefits

    Cons

    -supervisors and lower management poorly trained and ineffective, with singular goal of making upper management happy (regardless of the effect on everyone below)
    -culture of fear (management induced)
    -monthly roller coaster to "make budget or else"
    -little to no employee recognition or appreciation (regardless of excess time worked, quality, quantity, effort, etc)
    -depressed environment with high turnover
    -6% of workers selected annually to fulfill quota in order that bonuses and raises can be witheld
    -philosophy is to hire recent grads and work them until they burn out, and then replace them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers and supervisors who want to manage, and then train them. Don't allow them to rule with bullying fear based tactics. Reconsider burnout philosophy and make attempts to reduce turnover. Take advantage of the benefits that employee longevity can bring to achieving overall satisfaction and success of a group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hit the ground running, because this place moves fast!

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    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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