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Covance Reviews

Updated March 17, 2019
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  • "Difficult work/life balance depending on department" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Overall good place"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a good experience and fair pay. The experience varies however from team to team.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times, overtime necessary in some situations


  2. "Forward thinking, good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None right at the moment.

  3. "Wonderful Management"

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    Current Employee - Start Up Specialist I
    Current Employee - Start Up Specialist I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are incredible
    Everyone helps everyone
    Amazing work life balance
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Promotions are based on time spent in the role, then your quality of work.


  4. "Immunochemistry Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Immunochemistry Analyst III in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Immunochemistry Analyst III in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great management. Value personal growth within the company which is rare nowadays. Extremely goal oriented.

    Cons

    None at all, great company


  5. "Good Entry Level Job. Management is awful"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Good steady schedule. Full benefits once you are converted to full time.

    Cons

    high turnover rate. Not a fun work culture. Awful Management


  6. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Inteli-center
    Current Employee - Inteli-center
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly coworkers, good location

    Cons

    It's a call center so you feel like you chained to your desk


  7. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High paced environment and always something different

    Cons

    work life balance needs work

  8. "Good for recent graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Build up experience quickly; Nice people; Nice city

    Cons

    Staff turn over is frequent.


  9. "Management team needs training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Don’t have anything positive to say.

    Cons

    Management team handled integration very poorly. Information wasn’t shared to employees and when questions arose it took forever to get an answer if any.


  10. "Nice entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Greenfield, IN

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

    Pros

    24 days PTO-time flies at work-helping people

    Cons

    Can’t always get days off, restrictive work conditions, poor work conditions because of not having enough space for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on retaining employees