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Covance Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.2
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Covance CEO Paul Kirchgraber
Paul Kirchgraber
3 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance could be better(in 100 reviews)

  • "It can be difficult to keep up with the growing workload, especially after the Labcorp merger(in 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Forward thinking, good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Consulting work focuses on strategy, exceptional and smart colleagues, collaborative, work from home allows flexibility

    Cons

    None right at the moment.

    Covance2019-03-09
  2. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Great employees to work with

    Cons

    job can be stressful at times

    Covance2018-06-12
  3. "clinical data manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    nice work environment and supporting colleagues

    Cons

    No much career growth potential

    Covance2019-02-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work from home policy is a strong advantage

    Cons

    monetary compensation is inconsistent

    Covance2019-01-16
  5. "Senior Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Covance has excellent support systems i.e. CTMS, TMF etc.

    Cons

    Very large company, so you get lost and less attention.

    Covance2018-10-16
  6. "GSS"

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Managers that care about your career -good pay - great time off -great coworkers

    Cons

    -on-boarding was a little disorganized -work/life balance may suffer at times

    Covance2018-02-08
  7. "Less qualified QA&C senior management example: Associate Directors and the Director"

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

    I have been working at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Has Good Clinical Operations Teams.

    Cons

    Less qualified QA &C senior management who micro manages and : never quite satisfied with deliverables. often feel frustrated because they would’ve gone about the task differently. laser in on the details and take great pride and /or pain in making corrections. constantly want to know where all team members are and what they’re working on. ask for frequent updates on where things stand although an update was... given a few days / hours ago prefer to be cc’d on emails even if they are not relevant

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    Advice to Management

    The QA senior management like Associate Directors and Director need experience, strong relationships, social capital, and emotional intelligence. While micromanaging may get you short-term results, over time it negatively impacts your team, your organization, and yourself. You dilute your own productivity and you run out of capacity to get important things done. You stunt your team members’ development and... demoralize them. You create an organizational vulnerability when your team isn’t used to functioning without your presence and heavy involvement. The bottom line is : you need to stop. It’s harming your team’s morale and – ultimately – their productivity. Hope the merger of this Company with Chiltern will see these QA Associate Directors and the Director change their attitude.

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    Covance2017-09-20
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior CRA"

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    Senior CRA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Covance for less than a year

    Pros

    Still looking for it. PTO is good.

    Cons

    Management frequently understaffs projects and holds us to unrealistic billable hours. They ask you to lie about billable hours. Extremely high turnover due to burn out. Health insurance is of the lowest tier with high deductibles. Favoritism Discrimination Hypocrisy They use you as much as they can. Everything is an emergency.

    Covance2017-08-28
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Covance full-time

    Pros

    Professional, busy days, good management team

    Cons

    Heavy work load, feels like there's not enough time in the day to finish tasks

    Covance2017-01-07
  10. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Covance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for global contribution

    Cons

    mediocre benefits package for Canadian employees

    Covance2016-10-14
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