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Covance Reviews

Updated 16 July 2018
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Covance CEO John Ratliff
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144 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good work life balance at company" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Remote work allowed; Good benefits; Flexible" (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance may suffer at times" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GSS
    Current Employee - GSS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good exposure three four five

    Cons

    somtimes long hours four five

    Advice to Management

    invest in process improvement.


  2. "Clinical Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Supportive and flexible working environment

    Cons

    Work load and stress level can be high

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, England
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "SAS Progammer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    None to think of really

    Cons

    Don't bother coming to work here there are no opportunities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Nothing at all is good.

    Cons

    This company really does not care about it's people. Career opportunities are really poor, don't expect anything! A lot of work is being shifted to India with no care about the drop in quality that has been experienced before and what happens here. Have heard management say something along the lines of 'they work whatever hours you give them!'...might need to take a look at the extortion SOP! Also seems like they've tried to boost the score for the company by telling all the Indian works to give the company a positive review!

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs abolishing!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fake positive reviews"

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    Current Employee - CDA in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - CDA in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all. Don't see this changing anytime in the future

    Cons

    The whole company is a joke. Management have no clue what they are doing or what impacts their decisions have on other departments.

    Recently told employees in India to put positive reviews on here to boost company profile. How sad & pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job properly, if you can't, then just leave


  7. "Friendly, multi-disclipled workplace, lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quite a few departments, movement between teams possible. Friendly and quite social place to work. Usually good at considering flexible working.

    Cons

    Have heard salaries are low compared to other CROs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking reviews. Don’t be mislead."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing. The CEO is an absolute joke. Everything is going to India and they’re making everyone who works damn hard redundant. Steer clear of this place, they need to take a long hard look at their slavery SOP and stop exploiting India.

    Cons

    CEO is a joke, incompetent fool. A week ago his approval rating was 33% and now its 50% after all the India reviews have gone on here, they’ve deliberately done that to boost the image of the company even though its rubbish.

    Advice to Management

    None. You already know you’re rubbish.


  9. "Average job with poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience for new hires
    Good benefits through Iflex
    Rapid progression for select few
    Onsite catering with subsided food

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other companies
    High staff turnover
    rushed training
    Low chance of progression for most
    Poor facilities, building looks in need of a full makeover.
    Poor treatment of volunteers. Reduced area for volunteer recreation

    Advice to Management

    Invest money in both building and staff training will make it a place where people actually want to come to work


  10. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities available for staff. Friendly, open work atmosphere overall

    Cons

    Poor management, moving goalposts and poor junior management skills

    Advice to Management

    Skill up your junior managers!


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