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Covance Overview

Princeton, NJ
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Covance, the drug development business of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company. Through its nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech ... Read more

Mission: To bring new and innovative medicine to patients sooner.

Company Updates

  • LabCorp acquires Sciformix to expand drug development solutions. “This acquisition strengthens our position in the later phases of drug and device development, particularly for post-marketing pharmacovigilance and market access solutions,” said David P. King, chairman and chief executive officer of LabCorp. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ8md

    Laboratory Corporation of America - Investor Relations - News Release

    Sciformix extends Covance's pharmacovigilance capabilities for post-approval safety solutions BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2018-- LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, announced today that it has acquired Sciformix Corporation, a scientific process outsourcing company focused on pharmacovigilance and regulatory solutions for biopharmaceutical and medical devices clients.

  • Working with exceptional people makes all the difference. Learn how employees at our Madison facility are building strong connections and culture. Read it here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTQH

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Covance – Why Work For Us?


At Covance, we are recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. Our team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you’ll partner on diverse, industry-shaping initiatives across the drug development spectrum as you build relationships with thought leaders and supportive colleagues which will last a lifetime.

Join us as we work together to create solutions that transform extraordinary potential into reality for our clients—and your career.

 

At Covance, we understand, respect and value differences. We know that embracing the skills, cultures, ideas and experiences of every employee around the world gives us a clear competitive advantage. Our diverse perspectives make us a more insightful partner and reveal new opportunities for our clients.

Our Employee Resource Groups range from advocates and allies for women, parents and veterans to our Covance Pride group; and from our GoGreen Committee to our Diversity Awareness Committee(s). Many members partner with local volunteer organizations too, building awareness and strengthening our bond with our communities.

Our groups are united in purpose to:

  • Create networking opportunities for employees with a common interest or culture.
  • Strengthen our commitment to an inclusive working environment.
  • Attract, develop, grow and retain proactive, insightful talent.
  • Increase awareness of and respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Generate learning opportunities.
  • Serve as ambassadors who deliver on Covance’s mission.

We share your respect for the environment and are committed to integrity, diversity, inclusion and philanthropy.

They’re not just good business practices. They make a difference and they’re the right things to do. We bring these core values to life in our business practices, in our relationships with our clients and strategic partners, and in our community. We believe helping improve people’s lives is our responsibility as well as our business, and we are committed to it.

We recruit top talent from universities around the world. Technical excellence in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline is vital. But so are thought leadership, integrity, critical thinking, global perspective and creativity. If you’re keen to grow in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, find out how we prepare you for great things ahead.

Real voices. Real CRAs.

 It’s no secret Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have many options when deciding where to work. So we asked Covance CRAs:    

Why did you choose to work and stay with Covance? 

We heard many interesting stories about gaining experience on the job, earning promotions, mentoring and mapping out an ideal work/life balance. Take a peek at what our CRAs told us in our CRA talent community site. You’ll read real voices from real CRAs – and hopefully see why Covance is a great place to explore your extraordinary potential.    

Explore CRA career opportunities  

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    I worked at Covance full-time

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    great team members to help you

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    winter is too cold in Madison

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Covance Photos

Covance photo of: This group helped out with trail mulching and brush clean-up at the Dane County Humane Society to give volunteer dog walkers nice paths to take the animals on.
Covance photo of: These employees went to Oak Park Place to visit with the residents for an afternoon which included walking in the courtyards counting the rabbit sightings as well as an ice cream social.
Covance photo of: We're so proud of our clinical researchers who were recognized for the accomplishments in the #PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year.
Covance photo of: We celebrated National Doughnut Day on Friday June 2nd by donating our doughnut sales to the United Way of Dane County.
Covance photo of: All of the bikes that were brought in to be donated, washed, tuned-up and more at our annual bike day event.
Covance photo of: One of our employees providing bike tune-ups at our annual bike day event.
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Covance Interviews

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    Associate Analytical Chemist I - NCFS Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Covance (Madison, WI).

    Interview

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter to set up a brief phone screening interview. After passing that initial screening interview, the recruiter emailed me to set up an in-person interview with supervisors from 2 different teams who were hiring an individual for this same position. The interview lasted about two hours and mostly utilized the STAR method. I received an offer less than two weeks after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you needed information from someone else in order to proceed with a project, but you had difficulty getting that information. What action did you take?   Answer Question
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Covance Awards & Accolades

  • Markies, Team of the year, 2017
  • 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2017
  • Corporate Diversity Honor Roll, IMDiversity, 2016
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
  • Top 100 Employer, Diversity Employers, 2013
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