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Interviews at Covance

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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (16)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Covance.

    Interview

    Uses STAR method. Mostly behavioral questions. The interview was excessively long (9am-3pm), which involved meeting just about every member in the department/lab. Consisted of both 1:1 and group interviews, which weren't overly formal.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict at work and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (7)  

    Chef De Projet Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Covance (Geneva (Switzerland)).

    Interview

    Le processus d’embauche était une épreuve en trois étapes. Un entretien avec le RH, un face à face puis un entretien téléphonique. Les trois entretiens étaient des questions comportementales centrées sur « Parlez d’une fois où vous avez du... » Les personnes de la commission étaient amicales et été expérimentées.

    Interview Questions

    • Parlez nous d'une fois où vous n'avez pas pu livrer à cause d'une erreur d'un collègue. Comment avez vous géré cela et que feriez vous différemment ?   Answer Question
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    Coordinateur des études Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Covance (Geneva (Switzerland)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Il y a tout d'abord eu un entretien téléphonique assez simple avec une personne des RH. On m'a demandé pourquoi je voulais ce poste et d'en dire plus sur moi.

    Le second entretien était avec 2 responsables locaux (l'un d'entre eux n'a pas pu être présent en raison de la météo). L'entretien était basé sur des questions de type STAR. Le responsable était aimable et l'entretien s'est bien passé.

    Le troisième entretien était au téléphone avec des cadres supérieurs du siège, se trouvant aux USA. Encore une fois, des questions classiques et de type STAR.

    Interview Questions

    • Quelques unes des questions de type STAR pour lesquelles je n'avais pas d'exemple concret. L'entretien téléphonique comme dernière entretien décisif.   Answer Question

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    Clinical Database Designer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Meyrin (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Covance (Meyrin (Switzerland)).

    Interview

    1) Appelle téléphonique (en anglais) pour savoir pourquoi j'ai postulé pour ce poste

    2) Entretien aux bureaux de la société avec 2 recruteurs qui ont posé des questions de type "Behavioural interviewing"

    3) Deuxieme entretien aux bureaux (jamais été recontacté après le premier entretien, meme si dans le processus expliqué au cours de l'entretien il était prevu un contact dans 2 semaines maximum avec les raisons du refus ou la convocation pour le deuxieme entretien)

    Interview Questions

    • Citez nous un cas dont votre ancien employeur a pris une décison avec laquelle vous n'étiez pas d'accord. Vous auriez fait quoi à sa place?   Answer Question

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    Contract Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Covance (Telephone, TX (US)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online through one of the job boards and received an email from the HR Recruiter within a week. She asked for a few days & times for my availability for a telephone interview. There is no follow-up from HR letting you know if you've been selected or if they've decided to go with another candidate even though I asked if I would be notified either way. This company is rated 2.9 for good reason.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you belong to any animal rights group now or in the past?
      How do you feel about animal testing?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Contract Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Covance in April 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received an email from a recruiter a few days later to set up a time for a phone interview. The interviewer was not rude, but not friendly either.

    Interview Questions


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    Pathologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Covance.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of phone interview to be followed by onsite interview, second visit allowed. detailed discussion about previous job experience, current skill set, working from home option, range of responsibilities. Very friendly overall.

    Interview Questions

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    Patient Access Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Covance (San Diego, CA (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I arrived to find that the person I was scheduled to interview with was not available so two "Associates" conducted the interview. I arrived with the understanding that I was applying for the position I responded to. The reality was I was interviewed for a lessor position.

    Interview Questions

    • You are here to interview for the "Patient Advocate Associate" correct?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (4)  

    Patient Access Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Covance (Greenfield, IN (US)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Starting with a phone interview from a recruiter, asks about animal testing or if you've ever been part of an animal rights group. Recruiter calls for in person interview if they feel you could be a good fit, interview with 2 people, I got a call for an offer the next day

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you and a coworker weren't able to work as a team? How did you find a solution?   Answer Question
    • How do you feel about animal testing   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Covance.

    Interview

    Filled out an application on Covance's website. Received a call from HR around 3 weeks later asking me if I was still interested in the position and gave me starting pay. Scheduled phone interview for later that day. Phone interview consisted of a couple behavioral questions and going over my resume. Two days later, I received a call from another HR rep letting me know they wanted to schedule an on site interview. Interview was scheduled for the next day. I was interviewed by 2 members of management. As expected, it was the STAR format and consisted of maybe 8 or 9 questions. Interviewers were very friendly and made me feel less nervous. They asked me about why I left my last position and what made me apply for the job. I received a call the next afternoon offering me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with an angry customer.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you didn't agree with a policy senior management enacted and how did you respond.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I had requested more on my application but was told the starting pay for the position and it was not negotiable.


  11. Helpful (5)  

    Patient Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Covance (Greenfield, IN (US)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Informal, more like a conversation. Asked about work experiences and steps taken to overcome obstacles. Asked about strengths and weaknesses. Asked to describe what makes me a good candidate for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one challenge you faced and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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