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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. "Facilities Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, Good salary and benefits, Modern building with very good facilities, excellent support from the senior team, excellent personal development.

    Cons

    Not many downsides to working at Covance but the Industry not for everyone, Location of office is a bit remote but is very well equipped.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and dont change any of the manage styles or the culture of the company any time soon.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Good staff' facilities and vision

    Cons

    Nothing to report. All good.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on achieving

  3. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair wage, core office hours with the benefit of overtime if wanted.

    Cons

    Peaks and troughs in workload can result in very busy times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your operational areas in regards to scheduling-they know how to do the job to a high quality.


  4. "Senior Clinical Research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    High workload at certain times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Research technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Technician in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Technician in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to meet lots of different people everyday due to working on the volunteers.
    Every day is different- can be working on different studies, the nurses station, the volunteer entrance, or qcing data.
    Has a kitchen and cafeteria which serves hot food every day, plus free hot drinks!
    Shift work- tend to finish early around 3pm.
    Pay for taxis if you rely on public transport and you have an early or late shift.

    Cons

    Working on a bank contract can be very unpredictable- you may be doing 50 hours a week or just 3 hours.
    Days can be long- may be required to work 12 hour shifts.
    Shifts usually start at 7am (or earlier).
    Hard to move up in this role- unless someone leaves from a higher department.


  6. "Na"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Covance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package and health care. Its good to have those available to staff
    Good online portal to use for changing situation and communications globally
    Good to employees
    Well structure

    Cons

    Expensive city to live in should alter the pay according to the expense
    Alarms goes off too often
    Poor public transport for those who do not drive no lt enough buses are in operations to and from the city and for those who drive provide better parking spaces

    Advice to Management

    Improve transportation for staff, and parking spaces. The roads needs to be reconditon at some of the site as they a big holes everywhere.


  7. "3.5 years experience with Covance from CRA Assistant to Associate project manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities. The company can well recognise the value of the individual employees. Great team work

    Cons

    IT still needs big improvements although a lot has already been done in the years.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, challenging, never a dull moment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in the industry; wide range of services on offer and really good ideas. Has a huge potential to wipe out the opposition.

    Cons

    Poor career development in some areas unless the face fits. Very US-centric approach in some areas of the business, but has a good global footprint.


  9. "Nice place to work, Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Alnwick, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Alnwick, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, nice people

    Cons

    high turn over of staff


  10. "good experience for a first full time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CRA Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    good and secure company. gives training towards progression. The management team is very helpfull and good benefits. The people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work routine is tedious. No other negatives from my side as it depends on how satisfied you are with your job.

    Advice to Management

    Good management team


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