Compare Parexel vs Covance BETA

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

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Covance

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)
3.6
(based on 455 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2445 reviews)
Covance employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.8
Covance employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Covance employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.6
Covance employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.6
Covance employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.8
Covance employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Parexel Ceo Jamie Macdonald
90%
90%Jamie Macdonald
CEO Approval
Covance Ceo Paul Kirchgraber
92%
92%Paul Kirchgraber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Covance employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Covance employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Parexel employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Parexel has 4,034 more total submitted salaries than Covance.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Clinical Research Associate1672 Salaries
$104,442/yr
Project Leader856 Salaries
$143,608/yr
Associate Director342 Salaries
$201,573/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Study Coordinator170 Salaries
$62,446/yr
Program Specialist206 Salaries
$41,565/yr
Sample Handling Assistant49 Salaries
$50,393/yr

What Employees Say

  • Parexel and Covance both have 95 total submitted reviews for "Work environment".
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Parexel.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Covance.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 196 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 95 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 82 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 36 reviews)
"Career growth"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 129 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 57 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Research Associate

I have been working at Parexel full-time

Pros

On-site training, Friendly atmosphere, Support

Cons

It can get hectic sometimes.

Advice to Management

More detailed training required for other roles outside clinical activities

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

Parexel has 2,755 more recently posted open jobs than Covance.