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"Good 1st job"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Good for inexperienced employees to gain experience
-Different projects for variety of indications
-Great people

Cons

-Low Pay
-High turnover
-High workload
-Some managers are overbaring

Advice to Management

Listen to needs of the employees more to stop this hight utrnover it bad for the company overall

Other Employee Reviews for Covance

  1. "The good, the bad and the ugly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good; Nice market reaction to the earnings conference call today. Well earned bounce setting a new 52 week high. Good team at the top of the empire.

    Cons

    Bad; Top heavy IT. Live and spend like there is no tomorrow. Bloated project budgets to hide inefficiencies, waste and incompetence. Shameful from many perspectives. Slow, destructive processes and combative style that is a bottleneck hindering the greater good. A contractor heaven though. Double the project length and double your profit, at the expense of the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Ugly: Don't beat down some of your hardest working. Mention of grant rationalization raises questions. Avoid the temptation for bait and switch on equity grants for those that manage where the rubber meets the road. Doing so will poison the well with current and future hires.


  2. "GSS - Low Morale, High Turnover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Site Services- Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Site Services- Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are extremely intelligent and diverse people that would in the Global Site Services (US) department at this company. A myriad of life experiences, cultural differences, and educational opportunities (amongst peers) are ripe for the taking.

    If you're a recent grad, this is a great place for you to meet people your age with similar interests. Much of this department is comprised of people in their 20s or early 30s that really enjoy getting to know their peers.

    Cons

    Management is horrible! There is no infrastructure for support, training, or accountability.

    Too many women.

    If you're a "not-so-recent" grad, the overwhelming age gap might be cause for alarm. Most people are either in their 20s or 40s.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the management team; there are too many women.

    Create true mentoring and training programs; when new people are hired they are given training modules and SOPs to read. Why not have someone sit down them so that they learn what's expected of them.

    Consistency - because there are no standardized processes, people are doing things in their own way. Information isn't consistent from one person to the next because everyone does things differently.

    Project-Specific Onboarding - create a process by which people are added to new projects whereby they get all of the necessary information to be successful.

    Be supportive and responsive - Take the time to make sure employees are not only engaged but happy with their level of engagement. Morale is an important aspect of professional success and, while several other metrics are being collected, this is not one of them.

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