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Covance Overview

Princeton, NJ
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. At Covance, we embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our 20,000+ team members across the globe. Our team ... Read more

Mission: Improve health. Improve live.

Company Updates

  • LabCorp and Envigo Sign Innovative Agreement to Expand Covance’s Nonclinical Drug Development Capabilities and Create Independent Research Model and Services Provider. Read more about the news here.

    Envigo Announcement | Covance

    Expands Covance Capabilities, Creates Independent Research Model and Services Provider

  • We are proud to have earned a rating of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ workplace equality. Learn more about how we foster a culture of inclusion at Covance. #CovancePotential

    Diversity at Covance

    Harnessing diversity for competitive advantage. Inclusion is how we harness the collective richness of our perspectives and expertise to deliver extraordinary performance. Diversity is what we each uniquely bring to our work. It encompasses both what meets the eye, such as race, gender or age, as well as attributes that may not be visible such as nationality, belief, experience and upbringing.

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Covance – Why Work For Us?

It's not just a job. To us, it's personal. At Covance, our team is driven by an energizing purpose to improve health and improve lives. Covance is a place where you can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions across the world through your everyday work. And, while our work is global, our employees often witness the impact of our work within their own personal lives. Hear from our employees about their extraordinary journeys with Covance. 

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 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.

Thinking about taking a first step and applying at Covance? Learn about how to prepare and what to expect in the hiring process.

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.    

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Covance CEO John Ratliff
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    "Forward thinking, good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
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    I have been working at Covance full-time (Less than a year)


    Consulting work focuses on strategy, exceptional and smart colleagues, collaborative, work from home allows flexibility


    None right at the moment.

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Covance Photos

Covance photo of: Our team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our team in Shanghai celebrating International Women's Day by organizing a flower arranging event for our female colleagues.
Covance photo of: Our team in Australia celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our CLS Management team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Halloween celebration at our Tokyo office
Covance photo of: Celebrating employee appreciation day in Singapore which included Singaporean street food, drinks and board games.
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Covance Interviews



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    Associate Analytical Chemist I - NCFS Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


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


    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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