Covance

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Covance - too much talk and not enough substance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1.  

    All in all a nice place to work, some improvement needed

    Current Employee - Senior CRA
    Current Employee - Senior CRA

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is good, in my department the line managers are supportive and fair.
    The expectations are manageable and there is a two-way communication between direct management and employee.
    In my position home office is supported, the flexible working hours are normally respected.

    Cons

    Technical background and solutions need to be definitely improved and horizontal career opportunities should be treated more flexible.
    Salary and vacation length are mid-range; overtime compensation could be fairer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technical solutions/background and training system should be definitely improved.
    Overtime compensation rules should be re-evaluate and salaries/benefits should match more industry standard.

  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is OK, it seems to be on the high end for hours worked. Management is pretty good, along with senior management. The company does have a lot of opportunities for growth. Also very good benefits!

    Cons

    You will be asked to work additional hours, so be ready to work long hours. The company is very diverse and thus can act like multiple companies in one at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the individuals that are doing the work. They have great ideas. Also make sure to understand that work life balance is very critical to the enjoyment of the staff.

    Recommends
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