Covance
2.6 of 5 268 reviews
www.covance.com Princeton, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Illusions of possible growth

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsMost people there are great and there is a lot of teamwork,

ConsLets start with this: during my midyear review I was told I was doing an excellent job and my production level was 150% but that if I wanted to go anywhere I needed to do 200% of what was expected. Management is the worst I ever worked for, people get promoted into supervisors after serving less than a year or a year at most if they know how to suck up, they lack scientific knowledge and it causes a lot of issues.When you start, they tell you how much potential for growth there is. There is not - the better worker you are the less likely they want to promote you because they are entirely revenue driven and they do not want to loose a work-horse. I actually accidentally overheard management decision not promote someone into a non-revenue generating position because they did not want to loose on the revenue. For a huge company they are very small minded, micromanaging and discouraging. I have worked in other CRO labs before and since moved on to another company - Covance by FAR is the worst I ever worked for. The only thing I miss is the coworkers whom you build a comradery with under the abuse of the management.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet on with the times, invest in some new technology and automation, promote scientists into management - not slave driving uneducated rubes. Your turn-over is highest I ever seen. That should tell you something

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toxicologist (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

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


    Pros: The people I work with are great, hard working, and provide a real team oriented environment. The type of work is personally satisfying, ultimately… Cons: Covance has had some hard times, and we lost some good people. When the company is really busy, people are overworked. The benefits are… Advice to Senior Management: Hire sufficient staff so that when we are busy people… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Full of great learning opportunities

    Research Technician II (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    I worked at Covance full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: They offered Great Benefits The hours were flexible depending on need… Cons: Little chance for promotion Little incentive for employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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