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Helpful (2)

Great Place to Work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)
Current Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)

I have been working at Covance full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of opportunities to learn new skills, great compensation and benefits. Company values your education and has tuition reimbursement. You start off with 21 or more days of paid vacation time.

Cons

Can have long hours and high stress depending on position and department. Toxicology is especially busy right now and experiencing high turnover.

Advice to Management

Spend more time talking to the people actually conducting the research - inlife technicians in the vivarium. We make your business possible.

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    Former Study Technician II in Toxicology

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    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits!
    Good pay, lots of overtime available (although often required)
    Great experience builder for anyone fresh out of college looking for entry level work
    Much of the work is very interesting and rewarding
    Doing great work generally for a good cause

    Cons

    Atrocious work/life balance
    NOT an easy position to have with a family life, unpredictable and long hours
    Work can often be very monotonous and boring
    Extremely stressful at times, massive turn-over at this position
    Team instability from turnover and high stress with training new members often leads to a depressed and overworked atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep teams together by limiting turnover. A stable team environment would vastly improve work atmosphere.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Stagnant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Study Technician II in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for entry level positions. Good overtime pay. Vibrant city location. School reimbursement along with other benefits.

    Cons

    Once you've learned the skills, the job can be boring and monotonous. This can leave you feeling boxed in and limited. As with other companies, politics and who you know matters. Work : Life ratio sucks and can be unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cohesiveness of how technicians are treated across teams.

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