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18 days ago

Pharmacy Manager

Covance Madison, WI

Responsible for management, administration, and organization of a Pharmacy team as well as providing an information service and knowledge base on the… Covance


18 days ago

Manager - Microbiology

Covance Madison, WI

• Provides management direction to designated groups, with potential site-wide impact. • Assists in the… Covance


12 days ago

Associate Microbiologist

Covance Madison, WI

• Plan for assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments. • Contribute to… Covance


18 days ago

Anatomic Pathologist

Covance Madison, WI

• Alternatively, exhibit skills in specialty areas such a neuropathology, ocular pathology, immunohistochemistry, etc. and be responsible for… Covance


22 days ago

Animal Caretakers - Entry Level

Covance Madison, WI

As an Animal Caretaker you will provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness to… Covance


22 days ago

Research Technician I

Covance Madison, WI

include: • Performing blood pressure, venipuncture, weights, pulse, respiratory rate, and temperature readings • Preparing and accurate recording of… Covance


17 days ago

Clinical Data Associate II

Covance Madison, WI

Include: • May complete database close / lock / freeze checklists. • May perform reconciliation of the clinical database against safety data… Covance


18 days ago

BioAnalytical Research Assistant II

Covance Madison, WI

• Assist in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices. • Maintain a clean and safe… Covance


18 days ago

Sample Collection Technician Traninee

Covance Madison, WI

• Learn to collect and document blood samples for each study with a high level of detail and accuracy, using basic collection techniques. • Assess… Covance


18 days ago

Study Technician II - Animal Operations

Covance Madison, WI

• The scope of this position is within one site across multiple studies daily. • Assess and document clinical observations, body weight data, food… Covance


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    When I started, I actually looked forward to Mondays; by the end, the place had become dysfunctional and abusive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI (US)

    I worked at Covance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits (although they have been slowly chipping away at these)
    Good colleagues (although most who can leave are)
    Fun science; it's nice to be at the front edge of drug development and to see what different folks are working on.

    Cons

    Poorly executed downsizings have led to drastic overwork of remaining employees.
    Upper middle to lower senior management are almost across the board far more interested in making themselves look good and keeping their jobs than in actually taking care of their employees, their customers, or the overall state of the business.
    There is a lot of lip service given to career development but the reality is that promotions from within are nonexistant for the folks doing the work (they do have numbers that seem to indicate the opposite, but these are really just counting people moving from one department to another, not actually moving up in the structure of the company).
    Nearly all of upper management are of the MBA persuasion rather than from a scientific background. This leads to poor choices regarding the direction of the company (as they don't actually understand what we do as a business) and is probably part of the reason that promotions to senior positions are virtually unheard of (we have "science cooties", apparently).
    While Covance likes to say they are the best (and indeed they were when I started), an almost religious-like focus on cost-cutting combined with a lack of understanding of the business itself by management has caused deterioration to the point that it is dangerous (we actually have to self-insure for workers' comp now because we've had so many folks get hurt due to inadequate training, insufficient staffing, and lack of appropriate equipment that no commercial insurer would cover us any more) and so understaffed and short-supplied that quality really isn't possible any more.
    It was heartbreaking to see the decline at this company I loved; I really felt like I had found my "forever home" when I started there but it turned into quite an abusive relationship by the end.

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    Listen to your line-level employees (operational side and scientific side); they desperately want to do a good job but are being cut down at every turn by incompetent and/or cruel management. Clean house; you have far too many layers of management and a fair number of them have no priority other than self preservation. Give the people doing the actual work the tools and the staff they need or you will not have a quality product.

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