Building Supervisor/ Animal Technician (Former Employee) – Alice, TX – May 14, 2014
Overall my experience working for Covance inc was a mixture of positive and negative. Management does well to put you into a position to not fall but not much training is provided when you are placed into a more demanding job position.
Great benefits / yearly raises and bonuses /
Poor training once a promotion is given. Office polotics dominate the work force, if your not good friends with the management promotion is difficult to get.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego CA – September 18, 2017
If you like fast paced environment and are quick to pick up changing trends in healthcare then you may fit in here. I really enjoyed that there wasn't a dull moment, I enjoyed my supervisor she was engaged and always had our well being in mind. This job requires a lot of mental toughness.
When i first started working at Covance, it was an exciting time. The managers were nice and the colleges were very friendly and helpful. It is a fast pace environment and you must learn quickly but it was helpful that i started in working in a group to learn the SOP's. As time passed and I grew into my role, the department decided to move in a different direction. My managers in my department were shifted. That was a change for the worse. The new management micro managed my work very closely. I can not speak for anyone else but i did not like that very much. Moral in the department plummeted. Although it was not great it was not all bad. I learned so much and i really enjoy learning.
Study Tech II (Current Employee) – Greenfield, IN – September 3, 2017
Supervisors tend to have their favorite people. These people get the best chances for advancement. Since LabCorp took over our benefits suck. Too many requirements to carry it.love my coworkers but would like to have a fair supervisor
High insurance premiums and supervisors pick favorites
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – August 21, 2017
Company has a very stringent attendance policy which does not allow for traffic or weather concerns. Strict adherence to breaks ad lunch times and require permission to deviate from set schedule, Difficult to obtain time off. Seem to be biased in terms of advancement and training opportunities. Focuses on quantity and not quality. While this company provides a great service to patients and providers,they are a family oriented corporation. In other words do not care what type of personal needs an employee has,
Study Technician I (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – July 30, 2017
Nobody stays and it's obvious why once you work here reason. They have many issues with high turnover and not wanting to hire to cut costs. They also push for no overtime, but pack too many things into the daily schedule so nothing gets done well. This leads to long hours and unrealistic expectations to employees left at the company. Extremely high stress work environment with little job security and poor compensation.
Screening Nurse Specialist (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 30, 2017
As I arrived at work I would review the participant screening folders and prepare rooms for interviews. As participants arrived I would greet them and room them, explain drug studies and procedures and obtain consent from the participants. It was fast paced and highly skilled work. Clinical skills included venous puncture, medication administration and monitoring participants for side effects from study medication. I found the timed vena puncture very stressful.
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 24, 2017
• Provide monitoring visits and site management for a variety of protocols that are complex and/or require knowledge in advanced therapeutic areas • Administer protocol and related study training to assigned sites and establish regular lines of communication with sites to manage ongoing project expectations and issues • Evaluate the quality and integrity of study site practices related to the proper conduct of the protocol and adherence to applicable regulations. Escalate quality issues to Clinical Team Lead (CTL) and/or line manager. • Manage the progress of assigned studies by tracking regulatory submissions and approvals, recruitment and enrollment, case report form (CRF) completion and submission, and data query generation and resolution • Create and maintain appropriate documentation regarding site management, monitoring visit findings and action plans by submitting regular visit reports and other required study documentation • Act as a mentor for new clinical staff and may provide assistance to the CTL as designated.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – July 12, 2017
They hire a ton of people as temps and weed them out until there are a few or no one left. The temp to hire period will take about 1 year and it is not worth it! They are very short staffed and management is horrible. You are expected to take back to back calls with no breaks except for the mandatory ones. Basically they hire temps as a method of cheap labor without real consideration to hire.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – July 10, 2017
I worked in the HR department and my team and management was amazing. Working from home was acceptable and it allowed for great work life balance. There were team events too so it wasn't all boring. Work was challenging but the work culture made it easy to get things done. Really loved working here.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Greenfield, IN – July 6, 2017
getting patients approved for loans to pay for their medication for different illness, out going and incoming calls to and from patients reminding them about their refills, loan, appointments, medications, side effects.
Program Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 4, 2017
I really enjoy working at Covance. The co-workers are great people, manager are always trying to help you grow within the company. They are always having meet to update us with the progress of the company. Always reward Hard work.