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Great, unexpected experience

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Current Employee - Medical Technologist I  in  Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Medical Technologist I in Indianapolis, IN

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

Pros

I was really worried about starting at Covance because it is such a big company with so many employees. It looks a lot like a factory. However, in my first couple of months I have learned that the people are very friendly and easy to get along with. There really is no drama like I have had in past jobs. I like it a lot so far and can't imagine working for a better company. Also, it pays about $4 an hour more than most hospitals in the area with plenty of opportunities for advancement in you work hard.

Cons

So far I have seen no cons.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Covance

  1.  

    Covance gives you experience of working in a fast moving, yet chaotic, environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    - Learn to self manage
    - Learn to be efficient
    - Global company = exposure to different cultures and different / interesting people

    Cons

    - No stability in upper management...too many changes
    - Salary is competetive; rest of comp package (cash bonus, stock bonus / options) not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate
    - Keep management in place so projects can be completed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good first job-not for long term

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    I have been at Covance for 5 years. Some of the benefits of working at Covance are:

    -great co-workers
    -good opportunity as a first job out of college
    -decent benefits

    Cons

    -could potentially work long hours during busy times (balance of life and work may be stressful at times)
    -no career advancement
    -management staff does not promote their internal employee base on educational/work experience for qualified positions. Instead, they rather hired from outside the company, and focus their hiring process for less experiences staff to be able to do the same work for less to save the company money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to pay attention to their employees satisfaction level. Also, employees career paths needs to be respected internally within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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