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Covance Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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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. Helpful (1)

    "clinical monitor"

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

    Pros

    working from home.Team orientated . growth opportunity

    Cons

    Befits are the bare minimum. Pay is below average

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Senior Associate Position"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the industry

    Cons

    Not a lot of young people


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Incident Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Incident Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good salary. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    I really have no Cons to mention for the tme I spent with this company


  5. "Patient Care Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Team friendly, staff is all about creating a strong team. Great pay.

    Cons

    Intense micromanagement to the point where they monitor how many times someone used the bathroom because you can get written up if you are not back in an allotted time frame.


  6. "Great place to work. Management is helpful and provides guidance"

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    Former Employee - Manager Facilities/Security in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Manager Facilities/Security in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covance (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, management, work environment

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Downhill"

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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

    I have a great manager

    Cons

    Everything with the Chiltern merger. As a legacy Chiltern employee, I can say Chiltern treated their employees much better in way of policies, communication, benefits and growth opportunities. Promotions have been “on hold indefinitely” for many months. I really miss the old Chiltern. It was by far my favorite CRO I’ve worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Many people have left and more will unless you start treating legacy Chiltern employees better. Morale is way down among them. As someone who is consistently the highest performer in the department, I’m considering taking my talents elsewhere unless things change. Why are promotions still on hold for so long? Open them back up, especially for those of us that have been waiting for over 6 months.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR Center of Expertise"

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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

    Interesting work. People/peers are very nice. Comp is good.

    Cons

    Systems are lacking and they do not "speak" to each other so manual checking and re-work in necessary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CRO life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Covance is generous with their paid time off and allows many positions to work from home.

    Cons

    Lots of recent turnover and company still doesn’t seem to listen to employees or learn from mistakes. Since the Chiltern acquisition it has been challenging.


  10. "CRA II"

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    Former Employee - CRA II
    Former Employee - CRA II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home flex. Only a good for quick job.

    Cons

    They don’t care about their employees, whether it’s growth or financial.