Covance

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Great Place to Work

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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)

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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    Lots of learning opportunities, great potential. Sadly, the behavior of middle management kills job satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with good (non management) people, feel like your job makes a difference to society as a whole.

    Cons

    Inept middle management makes daily work painful. Ineffective management style is fostered and encouraged by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward performance and discourage gossip. please leave your bad mood at home.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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    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 a 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
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