Compare PPD vs Covance BETA

See how working at PPD vs. Covance 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 PPD vs. Covance. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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PPD

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Covance

Employee Ratings

  • PPD scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Covance scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2125 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2445 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PPD Ceo David Simmons
93%
93%David Simmons
CEO Approval
Covance Ceo Paul Kirchgraber
92%
92%Paul Kirchgraber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
PPD employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
PPD employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Covance employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

PPD has 219 more total submitted salaries than Covance.
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Associate Scientist564 Salaries
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$21/hr
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$90,044/yr
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What Employees Say

  • PPD had 30 more reviews than Covance that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • Covance had 7 more reviews than PPD that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
  • Covance had 19 more reviews than PPD that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 151 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 112 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 82 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 122 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 38 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 129 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 57 reviews)
Featured Review
"Pay"Mar 10, 2021

Current Employee - Principal CRA

I have been working at PPD full-time for more than a year

Pros

Managers are wonderful to work with. Traveling is great.

Cons

Working from home can be lonely

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.

Job Postings

Covance has 841 more recently posted open jobs than PPD.