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Covance Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "CRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Global company, great benefits and training.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Loyal to Company"

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    Current Employee - Specialist II, Global Site Services in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist II, Global Site Services in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was my job right out of college and with the training and support from critical team members I've expanded my knowledge of the industry for which I am extremely appreciative.

    Cons

    Project managers can sometimes micro-manage but it depends on the person. Make sure you are vocal about your workload and timelines or else everyone will assume you are ok as is.

  3. "Clinical Data Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    varied work and responsibilities; different levels to advance

    Cons

    poor management and processes; inefficient and always over budget


  4. "Good company, not unlike other large corporations"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work across many therapeutic areas and business units, good pay, and benefits comparable to other large corporations

    Cons

    "Corporate" feel sometimes (not very nimble)


  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great benefits. Nice co- workers.

    Cons

    High turnover rate among employees and management.


  6. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are competetive, colleagues are nice

    Cons

    Training is very poor and ROI is not there. CRAs would prefer bonuses to conferences.

    Advice to Management

    Skip Click, increase onsite training with managers for junior CRAs. Eliminate jobs for CRAs not near major airports.


  7. "Purchasing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and nice people.

    Cons

    Pay is subpar and advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Increase support staff and clarify their roles.

  8. "Company is tight with money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relative easy to change your shift
    Co-workers generally friendly
    The learning curve is somewhat easy

    Cons

    Relatively strict and unforgiving attendance policy (even during snow storms, etc.)
    Raises are low
    Growth and development depends on which team (program) you're on

    Advice to Management

    Update attendance policy to be more flexible
    Invest in developing the talent you have to cut down on high rate of attrition


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/life balance, compensation, people, opportunities, global outlook

    Cons

    I can't identify any negatives with the company


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Treat the workers as well as they treat the company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    People work hard and are very dedicated to the company

    Salaries are high for the industry

    Cons

    The health insurance benefit under Labcorp is an absolute abomination---higher premiums for less benefits and higher deductibles. This healthcare company whose whole business derives from insurance reimbursement cant give back to its employees?? Give us some good options, even if they cost more

    Advice to Management

    People are leaving over the health plan; it is that bad!!! Make it better!

    Covance Response

    Sep 19, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very proud of our employees and their dedication to our mission and one another.

    We recently shared our 2018 benefit package... More


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