Covance Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Covance employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Covance has a work life balance rating of 3.6.

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7 English questions out of 7

February 6, 2020

What is working from home like at Covance?

Pros

You know your work makes a difference and helps people. Coworkers and environment is fun and it is good pay. They are starting a new work from home initiative that may be promising, but its going slowly.

Cons

They use a point system for attendance that makes it impossible for employees who have families. It's hard to even get approved time off as well if you try to plan. And attendance is factored into performance reviews which makes it impossible to move up into other positions. For those who qualify, FMLA is the only protection. After two years, I have to use it for common illnesses just to fight off the point system. As for moving up, there are numerous employees who have been told they got the promotion only to be put on a waiting list, some waiting over a year. The benefits are pretty expensive as well.

Advice to Management

Show some loyalty to your employees. Remove the point system for employees who have worked for you for a certain period of time. Keep it up with the work from home initiative or you will loose your quality employees to better companies.

They are starting a new work from home initiative that may be promising, but its going slowly.

February 6, 2020

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May 5, 2021

How is the work/life balance at Covance?

Pros

Great culture, leadership, benefits, work life balance, diversity, room for growth, etc

Cons

None that I can think of

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing in Dallas!

Great culture, leadership, benefits, work life balance, diversity, room for growth, etc

May 5, 2021

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October 21, 2020

What is it like traveling for work at Covance?

Pros

Great team support and local travel

Cons

Training need some improvements for new hires

Great team support and local travel

October 21, 2020

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December 17, 2019

What is overtime like at Covance?

Pros

Work is fast paced, days go quick, pay is good, ability to grow skills

Cons

Regular overtime, management is cyclical for layoffs during year, poor schedule management.

Advice to Management

Take time to balance team schedules, work to better off shift when in busy vs light annual study loads.

Regular overtime, management is cyclical for layoffs during year, poor schedule management.

December 17, 2019

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February 27, 2020

Does Covance reimburse for mileage?

Pros

Autonomy, relatable collegues, fair salary

Cons

gas allowance for company car is low

gas allowance for company car is low

February 27, 2020

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