Covance

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Great Place to Work

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  • 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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start your career, good luck with your goals

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    Former Employee - Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Covance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Benefits were good
    -PTO was fair
    -Good work-life balance (for most)
    -Met some of my best friends at work (totally unexpected)
    -Great resume builder

    Cons

    -NO room for professional advancement unless you "run with a certain crowd"
    -Most supervisors and department managers are med techs or have general education degrees with no real scientific training
    -NOT flexible with educational advancement UNLESS you're an aspiring MT (other degree programs i.e. MBA, PhD are not supported)
    -Employee review structure is designed to promote departmental competition and distracts team unity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Utilize the talents of your employees
    -Restructure the employee reviews for bonuses to be fair and maintain department morale
    -Support individual growth and development (not everyone aspires to be a MT terminally)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase cohesiveness of how technicians are treated across teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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