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

363 Other Employee Reviews for Covance (View Most Recent)

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    Management is flexible and supportive

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Covance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to explore different careers within one company. Covance seeks to develop and retain its' talent.
    Flexible schedules and supportive management contribute to employee job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Moving in the right direction by making great improvements in technology - still ironing out a few kinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from those in the field. Publically reward those who speak up and challenge the status quo as this is what leads to engagement and the continuous improvement we all strive for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Generally a good place to work is you are looking to relax and get the job done without pressure so much

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    Former Employee - CRA in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - CRA in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Covance

    Pros

    Very simple and accommodating people love to be involve in what matters to you

    Cons

    they can ay off anything they don't have money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in some stability into your business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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