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"Nice place to work, Nice people"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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

Other Employee Reviews for Covance

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good work life balance - no training, no career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior CRA in Rome (Italy)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary/benefits package. Less traveling than other Companies.

    Cons

    No useful trainings are delivered to employees, they are not prepared for a career development (and, in fact, it very rare that the CRAs have the chance to become project managers or line managers, even after many years in the Company!).

    Advice to Management

    Train promising employees and have them grow internally, rather that hiring PMs and LMs from outside, who, in most cases, have not the required experience anyway.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits
    possibility to learn a lot by working on several projects and clients

    Cons

    Line managers very incompetent, lacking of communication skills and more worried about quantity of work rather than quality of your job. They often verbally threaten the employees ("if you won't work overtime you will never get promoted") and when they are required to give an advice about an issue, they never provide a response ("fix it up as you can, and work overtime" is their favourite answer). The first day you join the company you start directly to work on the projects, without performing the necessary trainings, because you have to produce hours client billable as much as you can.
    And finally, the career growth is very slow. The company prefers hire new resources better than give career opportunities to whom already work in it.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not mistreat your employees, we are people not things.And please pay more attention to the quality of the work produced

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