Covance

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Covance - too much talk and not enough substance

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Current Employee - Study Director in Harrogate, England
Current Employee - Study Director in Harrogate, England

I have been working at Covance

Pros

Can be a fairly dynamic work place. Opportunities do exist to move upwardly within the organisation if you are willing to tow the company line.

Cons

Poor systems, unwillingness to change, static thinking, lack of togetherness. Attracts some good staff but doesnt retain them. Most managers appear to be people who have stayed at the company for years and have created there own little kingdoms. This tends to result in a lack of cooperation and an insular approach to the other departments. More emphasis needs to be put on performing quality work and producing a quality product. This may impact on throughput and cost but the client retention is likely to improve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to have a thorough update of in house reporting systems and listen to staff about the problems with these systems. 6 sigma is too slow to remedy many of the immediate faults.

No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good employer for people who want to have work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes payment and promotion chance are less compared with global pharmas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Big Pharma-like resources, small company feel

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well developed career ladder system offers ample opportunity for advancement, overtime is low relative to other food testing laboratories, strong history of commitment to building solid IT, HR and technological infrastructure, total compensation exceeds industry averages

    Cons

    Too much red tape involved to encourage bottom-up change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the messy senior management matrix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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