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Covance Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance at company" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Remote work allowed; Good benefits; Flexible" (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance may suffer at times" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - CTL in Fischer, TX
    Former Employee - CTL in Fischer, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with were very knowledgeable and great group of people. I also liked their benefits as there were many choices.

    Cons

    As I enjoyed working at covance, it wasn't easy advancing up to a line manager. They had management openings but required two plus years experience; there was only one management opening for those who had no managerial experience with 20 people applying for it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for overall, great reputation in the field. Managers worked hard to train and help advance staff. Good corporate culture and comfortable working environment. I enjoyed collaborating and suggesting work flow improvements to my manager and feeling confident these were considered.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to mention here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your clients and support your team members, it makes a big difference.

  3. "Over all a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Covance offers competitive pay and benefits. There is plenty of growth within the company. They promote from within. They encourage work and home life separation.

    Cons

    The communication across the sites is lacking many times. This causes confussion and can lead to an unorganized work evironment.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate about updates and launches with your counter parts across sites before the launches. Have a test group of agents review the training and system updates for potential problems or out of the norm issues.


  4. "Quick review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great staff, good envirnment, pay was just ok

    Cons

    Lack of path for advancement and job growth


  5. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Career Development, project team work.

    Cons

    3-4 protocols to maintain metrics. Work/Life Balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Happy with Covance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you get a good line manager, that's a huge pro. I believe they truly did try to keep their CRAs regional.

    Cons

    Surprisingly, not many open positions; however, with the acquisition of Chiltern that may change.

    The CTL position at Covance is not structured well and puts too much work on that individual(s).


  7. "Calibration Tech III"

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    Current Employee - Calibration Tech III in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Calibration Tech III in Greenfield, IN

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good benefits, friendly coworker, good environment.

    Cons

    Takes too long to get promoted

  8. "Principal Statistical Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, learn new things

    Cons

    No work-life balance, not enough resources assigned to teams


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people who want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    -Not a lot of support, people are not held accountable, expected to clean up everyone's messes when they leave.


  10. "nice place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    great team members to help you

    Cons

    winter is too cold in Madison


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