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Helpful (5)

Great industry experience, but not very enjoyable. Such a shame.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Scientist in Harrogate, England (UK)
Current Employee - Scientist in Harrogate, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- The salary isn't too bad. - Paid overtime. - Some of the people who work there are great. - A reasonably good system in place for progression. - Quite a large emphasis on training.

Cons

- Employee turnover is quite high. - The decent people often end up leaving. - Too afraid to get rid of incompetent employees. - Not afraid to make people redundant when there is a drop in work. - Money is by far the company's highest priority - the employees get forgotten. - The senior management make poor decisions, often at the expense of the employees. - Lack of recognition or reward for hard work. - Will take on far too much work to make a bit more money. - I regularly work over 50 hours a week. - A lot of the staff are rude and unfriendly. - Some of the equipment is outdated and barely works.

Advice to Management

Remember that a companies most valuable asset is it's employees - don't take advantage of them.

Other Employee Reviews for Covance

  1. Helpful (1)

    Not very satisfactory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company. Not much to talk about that I remember. Goal oriented, focus on company 's goal to maximize profit like any of their competitors, very driven and competitive

    Cons

    Company first before employees. Promotion is based on relationships rather than capability of employees. The lazy with no skills are favored so long as they have a godfather or godmother.


  2. Exciting, challenging, never a dull moment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in the industry; wide range of services on offer and really good ideas. Has a huge potential to wipe out the opposition.

    Cons

    Poor career development in some areas unless the face fits. Very US-centric approach in some areas of the business, but has a good global footprint.


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