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Covance Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Good work life balance at company (in 43 reviews)

  • Remote work allowed; Good benefits; Flexible (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Anaylst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Good people and decent benefits

    Cons

    pay is not great and upper management make tend to make impulse decisions


  6. "Could Be Better"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Home-based position that provided a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement. Other than taking required trainings there were no opportunities to learn more about the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide information relating to other transferable opportunities within the company.


  7. "Décevant"

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    Former Employee - Employé Polyvalent
    Former Employee - Employé Polyvalent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Proximité, possibilité de travailler certains jours au domicile

    Cons

    Leader mondial dans la recherche et études pharmaceutiques qui dégage des milliards de $ et pourtant supprime les bonus, pousse aux heures supplémentaires, surcharge de travail, turn over très élevé et très impactant sur le moral du personnel, harcèlement.

    Advice to Management

    Mettre en place un CE, une association du personnel, développer le département HR avec des personnes compétentes, diminuer l'intérêt porté aux actionnaires et développer celui porté aux employés.
    Et comme l'intérêt final étant celui du patient, mettre en œuvre une politique allant dans ce sens et non dans celui du profit à tout prix.
    Si vous voulez prendre soins de vos clients, prenez soins de vos employés.

  8. "Startup Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Flexible when taking lunch breaks and things of that nature

    Cons

    No warning lay-offs, poor training, you are always the escape goat, no peer mentoring, no direction on what the job entails, managers are very biased to PTO and working from home under certain circumstances. All promotions are based on personal relationships and not the actual work, unrealistic expectations,


  9. "Covance Manangement"

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    Current Employee - Associate Analytical Chemist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Analytical Chemist in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Usually will reply within a timely manner/can be reached easily.

    Cons

    Management does not address issues in a timely manner. I didn’t see my supervisor for weeks at a time while working in the lab.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! We had 4 people leave our team in the span of 5 months due to management not being able to hire new employees fast enough and being overworked.


  10. "Excellent people and great growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very cooperative teams, supportive and lot of potential to grow careers.

    Cons

    Not much now and minor things are being taken care as well.


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