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Updated January 17, 2018
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Covance CEO John Ratliff
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Pros
  • Good work life balance at company (in 43 reviews)

  • Remote work allowed; Good benefits; Flexible (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Data Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Data Coordinator position is a good department to learn more about the main operating database.

    Cons

    Many qualified candidates are overlooked for promotions while friend of a friend is hired or relative is hired of another Covance employee. There are employees in Senior level management and Director level positions when they do not even hold a college degree. Stop allowing women to leverage their way to management positions or executive level due based on their sexuality or performance of that.

    Open your eyes!

    Advice to Management

    I feel that Management needs to be properly qualified to hold those positions. Ensure that the employees feel valued and rewarded.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Associate in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with good client base. Decent benefits. Flexible work loads and not overly demanding. Good retirement plans and wellness benefits.

    Cons

    Promotes retention of poor quality staff. Focus is on compliance with policy regardless of whether it is fair or just for the employee. Supports the minority position even if it is wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on staff who are inclusive and team oriented


  4. "Analysr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool people to work with

    Cons

    long hours working the lab alone


  5. "CRA"

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

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    Micromagement and poor work-life balance


  6. "Sample Handling Assistant (LPS"

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    Former Employee - Sample Handling Assistant (LPS) in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sample Handling Assistant (LPS) in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing and understanding.

    Cons

    Management is under-experienced for a large team. Nepotism galore! If you aren't a favorite you will never get a raise. Be careful what you say or do you never know who is listening. Negative work atmosphere. Management never takes responsibility. Management will also take credit for work that you personally did or give credit to their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    The team knows. The team knows everything.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior CRA"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary to start. poor annual increase.

    Cons

    awful support systems, poor management. project bids did not allow adequate time for deliverables. Constant pressure to complete tasks in less time than the task required.

    Benefits cost increased when LabCorp became involved.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the bidding process and made reasonable bids that cover the amount of time that it actually takes to complete tasks.

  8. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to train new employees

    Cons

    Not enough staff fo assignments

    Advice to Management

    Allocate personnel appropriately


  9. "Analysts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Company is getting worse. Benefits are bad, salaries not competitive, not caring senior management

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees not just yourself


  10. "It's a job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in the workplace was nice

    Cons

    Management could have cared more

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees


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