Senior Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Home Based – May 24, 2017
Salary is competitive within the industry. Position required 8 site visits per month, which is somewhat intensive, given most visits required CRA to be on-site for an entire day. Given travel would often occur the day before and the day after the visit, 8 days on- site per month provided to be a difficult metric to meet.
Web Developer Intern (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – March 8, 2017
It was an internship experience working with professional tools and communication with the team was a challenging task for me. I was a fix 3 months position but helped me grow professionally and personally
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – April 21, 2016
Covance was a great company to work for. The management team was top notch and they treated their employees well. Worked long hours daily (60 hours on average) but didn't mind the hard-work to support a exceptional IT department. This all changed though as the company was purchased by LabCorp which promoted fear in all employees and the layoffs confirmed it for more than half the office. Till end of 2014 all contractors were let go and the work doubled for employees. At the end of 2015, most of the management and leadership teams, HR and Finance disappeared. They are now further cutting down on the technical and worker bees to a skeleton crew. No end in sight. . . There is no help from North Carolina to sustain the infrastructure and the Covance environment positioned for failure.
I would not recommend Covance IT as the work environment is very unstable. The company live by the "at-will" status and lets go of people as they please!
Dealt with diverse levels of management in a high pressure company. Met all challenges and daily deliverables. Managed and control daily workflow within multiple fund teams. Participated in company merger and supported additional fund groups with the Equity fund department. Produced procedures for the Global Technology fund meger to Blackrock Financial team.
Senior Manager of Technical Accounting (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – May 28, 2015
Covance was a great company to work for. The management team was top notch and they treated their employees well. The benefits are superb. This is all changing though as the company was purchased by LabCorp this past February 2015 which prompted layoffs due to synergies between the companies. This is especially so for corporate, which was expected. Hence, the unfortunate brief stay at Covance.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – March 17, 2015
Upon my arrival at work, I am trained to call various insurance companies to obtain medical and prescription benefits for an injection specialty drug. I am ordered by the supervisors and managers of the team to open, initial review, fax and closed 6 insurance verification cases daily.
This position as a program specialist has absolutely no structure and a very unstable format. There are some good people there, of course, but the majority of the employees at Covance are part of a clique who are very tight knit and negative with low self esteem.
The hardest part of the job is the not knowing how long it will take you to hold with the payers to obtain the benefits. If you do not close 6 cases daily you are put on a PIP to so call help you improve, but they know they are intending from the very start to fire you anyway for whatever reason.
Covance is also a very homosexual-proactive company who employs many homosexuals of various creeds and colors. This is the only environment where I worked and felt like my hard work would never matter or be enough. Upon termination of my employment, I feel relieved not upset.
Life is too short to be doing a job you are not happy doing. I am so grateful to God for freeing me from the hostile work environment. Please keep these types of environments out of my life totally!!
At the time I was associated with Covance (Princeton, NJ) in 2000 it turned out to be a very poor place to work. A lot of "back-stabbing" and "turf protection" going on.
As a Project Manager, my job was very poorly outlined and upper management was not supportive of any of my efforts.
As a CRO they had a history of under bidding on projects just to get the contract and then requesting numerous "change orders" as costs increased. Many pharmaceutical clients disapproved of this activity and did not use Covance for future projects.
Covance had a good Central Laboratory arrangement but internal management was poor.