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Covance Overview

Princeton, NJ (US)
10000+ employees
LabCorp
1996
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Covance, the drug development business of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company. Through its nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech ... Read more

Mission: To bring new and innovative medicine to patients sooner.

Company Updates

  • LabCorp and Envigo Sign Innovative Agreement to Expand Covance’s Nonclinical Drug Development Capabilities and Create Independent Research Model and Services Provider. Read more about the news here. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM5oD

    Envigo Announcement | Covance

    Expands Covance Capabilities, Creates Independent Research Model and Services Provider

  • We are proud to have earned a rating of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ workplace equality. Learn more about how we foster a culture of inclusion at Covance. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMn65 #CovancePotential

    Diversity at Covance

    Harnessing diversity for competitive advantage. Inclusion is how we harness the collective richness of our perspectives and expertise to deliver extraordinary performance. Diversity is what we each uniquely bring to our work. It encompasses both what meets the eye, such as race, gender or age, as well as attributes that may not be visible such as nationality, belief, experience and upbringing.

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Covance – Why Work For Us?


At Covance, we are recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. Our team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you’ll partner on diverse, industry-shaping initiatives across the drug development spectrum as you build relationships with thought leaders and supportive colleagues which will last a lifetime.

Join us as we work together to create solutions that transform extraordinary potential into reality for our clients—and your career.

 

At Covance, we understand, respect and value differences. We know that embracing the skills, cultures, ideas and experiences of every employee around the world gives us a clear competitive advantage. Our diverse perspectives make us a more insightful partner and reveal new opportunities for our clients.

Our Employee Resource Groups range from advocates and allies for women, parents and veterans to our Covance Pride group; and from our GoGreen Committee to our Diversity Awareness Committee(s). Many members partner with local volunteer organizations too, building awareness and strengthening our bond with our communities.

Our groups are united in purpose to:

  • Create networking opportunities for employees with a common interest or culture.
  • Strengthen our commitment to an inclusive working environment.
  • Attract, develop, grow and retain proactive, insightful talent.
  • Increase awareness of and respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Generate learning opportunities.
  • Serve as ambassadors who deliver on Covance’s mission.

We share your respect for the environment and are committed to integrity, diversity, inclusion and philanthropy.

They’re not just good business practices. They make a difference and they’re the right things to do. We bring these core values to life in our business practices, in our relationships with our clients and strategic partners, and in our community. We believe helping improve people’s lives is our responsibility as well as our business, and we are committed to it.

We recruit top talent from universities around the world. Technical excellence in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline is vital. But so are thought leadership, integrity, critical thinking, global perspective and creativity. If you’re keen to grow in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, find out how we prepare you for great things ahead.

Real voices. Real CRAs.

 It’s no secret Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have many options when deciding where to work. So we asked Covance CRAs:    

Why did you choose to work and stay with Covance? 

We heard many interesting stories about gaining experience on the job, earning promotions, mentoring and mapping out an ideal work/life balance. Take a peek at what our CRAs told us in our CRA talent community site. You’ll read real voices from real CRAs – and hopefully see why Covance is a great place to explore your extraordinary potential.    

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, England

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career development opportunities

    Good processes and systems

    Cons

    Decisions can take a while due to many layers of approval.

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Covance Photos

Covance photo of: Our team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our team in Shanghai celebrating International Women's Day by organizing a flower arranging event for our female colleagues.
Covance photo of: Our team in Australia celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Our CLS Management team celebrating International Women's Day
Covance photo of: Halloween celebration at our Tokyo office
Covance photo of: Celebrating employee appreciation day in Singapore which included Singaporean street food, drinks and board games.
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Covance Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Covance (Leeds, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    An initial telephone interview, then a brief introductory chat about my experience, education and motivations for applying. followed by 4 behavioural questions and then a tour of the facilities.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to deal with a difficult co-worker.   Answer Question
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Covance Awards & Accolades

  • Markies, Team of the year, 2017
  • Top 100 Employer, Diversity Employers, 2013
  • Top 100 Employer, Diversity Employers, 2012
  • Top 100 Employers, Diversity Employers, 2011
  • Top 100 Employers, Diversity Employers, 2010
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