Compare Covance vs ICON BETA

See how working at Covance vs. ICON compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Covance vs. ICON. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Covance

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ICON

Employee Ratings

  • Covance scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2445 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1314 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Covance employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Covance employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Covance employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Covance Ceo Paul Kirchgraber
92%
92%Paul Kirchgraber
Covance employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
ICON Ceo Steve Cutler
80%
80%Steve Cutler
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Covance employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than ICON employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
69%

Salaries

Covance has 2,075 more total submitted salaries than ICON.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Study Coordinator170 Salaries
$62,446/yr
Program Specialist206 Salaries
$41,565/yr
Study Technician I107 Salaries
$19/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Clinical Trial Assistant102 Salaries
$44,758/yr
Project Manager56 Salaries
$82,233/yr
Clinical Data Coordinator II18 Salaries
$70,198/yr

What Employees Say

  • Covance had 26 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Covance had 76 more reviews than ICON that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 82 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 117 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 56 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 129 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 57 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 53 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Executive Director

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

Pros

So many scientific experts across the enterprise to support drug development. A global presence that fosters collaboration and global thinking in drug development. Management listens to employees and... takes actions. I feel like I have a voice and that it is heard. Career growth is supported and I see options and continued growth.

Cons

Benefits when acquired by Labcorp were challenging, but it has been recognized and is being worked on.

Advice to Management

Maintain transparency. What I appreciate from Covance/Labcorp management is the transparency to employees regarding our goals and how we've achieved them. I encourage management to continue.

"Good company"Jun 11, 2021

Current Employee - IHCRA

I have been working at ICON full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

ICON is in need of CRAs and offering competing salaries from IHCRA to CRA roles

Cons

DOS are minimum of 9 but CRAs are almost always traveling M-Th every week. Home life/work life balance is difficult

Job Postings

Covance has 1,175 more recently posted open jobs than ICON.