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The pay is good! Lots of training involved.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 24, 2017
Management is aweful!! Very young and unprofessional supervisors. A ton of work is expected and the hours are the worst. Plan on driving in traffic to work and going home to a two hour commute if you don't live near by.

There is a very high turn over. The medical is not that great either!! The dress code is a joke. Employees look like they just rolled out the bed. It was not a professional work environment at all!
Pros
Good pay.
Cons
Everything!!
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YOu have to make the most of it..
Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  CAFebruary 7, 2017
Especially if you come into the company from a temp agency, no one provides true support. communication is terrible and there is no help for the customers in a timely fashion. The company needs to reevaluate their materials and processes.
Pros
great experience and once permenant the benefits are great.
Cons
no job security, no support, constant change with no time to intgrate change...
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Very Happy to leave this employer
Finance Department (Former Employee) –  Madison, WINovember 27, 2016
My experience with management is mixed. Many managers are very mean spirited and political. Their main goal is to advance themselves and look down on and take pleasure is mistreating their direct reports. The good managers are intentionally left out of department meetings and information is not shared with them. There are many cases where various managers within Finance dislike each other so much that they don't work together or even talk to each other. Extremely sad place to work. The dynamics are counterproductive to a healthy company and pleasant work environment. Many excellent employees have left as a result.
Pros
Left alone to do my work
Cons
Divided Management, extremely noisy, often bored. education and experience not utilized
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Run like a sweatshop
PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 16, 2017
They time your bathroom breaks and run the place like a sweatshop. Do not expect to be allowed to develop relationships with your coworkers because unless you are strictly speaking about work, you are not allowed to speak to your coworkers (besides breaks/lunch of course).
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Environment, management, etc
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Covance
Sr. Regional/Field Reimbursement Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 28, 2016
There is no room for advancement. Plus, there is not any career path set in place to advance.

Some territories are not equivalent to other territories in volume. There is not any additional allowances made in compensation for the territories that have a lot of volume compared to a territory that has very little volume.
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Fair company to work for
Staff Scientist II (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INJanuary 19, 2017
Work environment / conditions vary widely depending on the department. The company is occasionally disjointed.
My experiences were largely positive. Management direction was frequently distant or lacking.
Pros
Wide variety of opportunities
Cons
Poorly organized on the large scale
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Good Pay, Bad Work Life
Customer Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INFebruary 27, 2017
The pay was great, but you work long days, all this over time, and only have an half hour lunch. By the time you get home for the day you do not feel like doing anything else. Your life is completely taken over by this job, and that is why they pay so well.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work life sucks
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Love my coworkers
Microbiology Technician II (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIDecember 15, 2016
There is no work/life balance if you work in one of the laboratories. My coworkers are awesome and always willing to help if needed. There is always someone that needs something more from you. Long work days.
Pros
coworkers
Cons
Department managers need to listen more to their employees
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Rewarding when helping others.
Program Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 3, 2016
Managing multiple calls during the day to help assist patients gain access to medical therapies can be quite rewarding. It can be difficult to socialize with fellow coworkers due to the goals of completed assignments per day. The hardest part of my job at this time is to accept certain inconsistencies, but manage them accordingly in the best interest of the company.
Pros
PTO time is given up front.
Cons
Short breaks
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Welcoming and rewarding office environment
Program Specialist (Current Employee) –  Greenfield, INOctober 3, 2016
While working with Covance as a temporary employee, I found the environment to be welcoming. All of the more experienced coworkers were available to lend a hand, and while the material was challenging without a background in medical insurance, it was highly rewarding to be able to help those in need. Management and team leaders were always readily available and friendly.
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Great place
Medical Case Worker (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INFebruary 28, 2017
This place has a lot of perks to it! excellent staff great environment! but the turn over rate is crazy! Hear today gone tomorrow! Another is there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians!
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
unrealistic amount of work expected
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The checks do not bounce
Clinical Project Administrator (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJDecember 13, 2016
Although the paychecks do not bounce, the work you will be responsible for completing is mostly re-work or unclear instructions as even the management study team does not fully understand they responsibilities and roles as study team members.
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Good place to enhance skills
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INOctober 24, 2016
Covance is an employer that offers multiple opportunities to grow in any business unit that may be appealing to a job seeker. It is very suited for new and young candidates who excel in an ever-changing ever-growing environment, and for those who wish to seek promotion opportunities in short time frames.
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A Fun workpalce
Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLJanuary 30, 2017
Management did not hold up to there end when it comes to accepting Employees with disabilities. Management Staff needs more training to be well rounded. Employees should not fear the upper authorities.
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Fast Pace
Animal Technician (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIJanuary 9, 2017
A lot of moving around, fast pace scheduled threw out your day. Interact with different animals and people threw out your day in timed events, Rotational shifts and long work days
Pros
pay
Cons
Benefits and Just always beat going home
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Good Place to Start
Pathology Technician (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 7, 2017
A good place to get experience and expand your skills. Lots of training is provided and they prefer to promote within. Most of the employees are young and they have a high turnover rate
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Helpful and responsive management and leaders with ability to move upwards into positions you desired
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIAugust 19, 2016
Typical day was spend half in the lab and half working on two projects with other interns. Learned a lot about the company and was a great learning experience with helpful management and leaders along with way. Great coworker atmosphere as well.
Pros
Culture and Management
Cons
Repetitive work
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This company is a good company. The employees are horrible, biased undertones in conversation and condescending attitudes.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Greensburg, INSeptember 13, 2016
The work environment at Covance was straining to my psyche. The training process seemed pointless when inevitably you will have to ask for a refresher of the training context.
Cons
Work environment
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Really laid back
Assist patients (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 2, 2016
Loved working for Covance and the patients they certain made my job even better due to the fact I to love help people. I also loved the hours that I work, only thing is Convance was really far from where I stayed.
Pros
hours and pay
Cons
time on the job
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Good company
Research Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDMarch 4, 2017
Good place to work, very clean atmosphere, wonderful people. Learned a lot about the company and the services provided to family and members. Great potential for growth.
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