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A good place to work right out of college.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Covance

Pros

Lots of opportunity to move to different positions.

Cons

The pay is not very good for entry level.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion 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 for 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
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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 for more than a 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
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