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Covance Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance , Amazing potential to develop yourself" (in 49 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Lots of Changes!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business to work in, with lots of amazing talented people. The company has been growing since being acquired by LabCorp 2 years ago, plus they've also acquired a smaller CRO, hence the continued changes to streamline processes, etc..

    Cons

    Due to these changes the company now seems to be top heavy with senior management and not enough 'workers' on the ground, who certainly do put in the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Increase headcount in areas of support, and avoid letting your current staff burn out due to heavy workloads.


  4. "Mixed Messages"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good company ethos, OK benefits, flexibility, working from home possibilities, good salaries

    Cons

    Manual Processes, time consuming, unecessary work, company 'official' message is often at odds with reality.


  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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!

    Covance Response

    25 Jul 2018 – Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We work hard to treat all our employees with respect and provide opportunities for professional development. Our commitment to quality applies... More


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (5)

    "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.


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