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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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    Glad to have moved on

    Information Technology (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Covance as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Worked with a few solid co-workers Cons: Little/Strained communication, Pointless or inefficient process to get things done (If… Advice to Senior Management: I saw more than once brand new employees/contractors walk straight out the door, the same day or first week they started; insane… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    dissatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Covance


    Pros: friendly overall, nice benefits, decent salary Cons: corporate politics, blame game, no follow through. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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