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an ok place to work

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Former Employee - Statistician in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Statistician in Madison, WI

I worked at Covance

Pros

There are a lot of nice colleagues. You can learn a lot from them. Kind of enjoy working with them.

Cons

Below market salary is hard to keep their employees in the long run. The management skills need to be improved.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    CVD is shifting, like the Titantic - steering erratic into ice fields

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    Current Employee - Quality in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    - Very smart and hard working people
    - Good salary and benefits (compared across industries, not just pharma)
    - Global presence
    - Industry with high ethical requirements
    - Great opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - High workloads with limited capacity to improve (Six-sigma is a saying, not an action)
    - High management turn-over since results are required
    - Units function as distinct businesses without coordination and purpose
    - Very political and dis-functional communication among groups (if you can't find it on internal web, your left in the dark until someone points out what you didn't know)
    - Never seen or heard of movement between groups and locations except temporary assignments
    - Disjointed training unless directly related to your field (license and reg requirements)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your operations run like a small company trying to act like a big one. Need to make sure strategy is just as important as results, else you won't be able to sustain business. Do you know what your operations are running like or did you just like the results?

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Save yourself the disappointment and avoid this facility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Covance

    Pros

    Being part of the process that brings much needed medicine to patients who need it. The operations staff is excellent.

    Cons

    Management is uninterested in improving the environment. They work the dedicated employees to death. Don't work here if you expect to have a life outside of Covance. It's nothing but a major disappointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd give advice to management if we had anyone dedicated to the site who gave a damn.

    Doesn't Recommend
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