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Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VAApril 11, 2017
If you are looking career development, this is not the place
If you are looking to learn something scientific, this is not the place

There is a serious gap between management and lab associates, low communications and heavy emphasis on revenue generation and lack of scientific background

Employees are treated very poorly

It's about who you know and not what you know
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
No room to grow
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All in all, a good place to work
Sample Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 1, 2017
The typical day at work is what you make of it. They want to have you work your 40 hours. They have put restrictions on some groups overtime. But, if you have a busy lifestyle, this job works great. I am able to take a day off with my son and use a vacation day without any issues. The management lets you do your own thing, but they can be reminded when you are going above and beyond in the job.
Pros
Employee Stock Plan
Cons
Health insurance is hard to manage in WI
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Does not have a good work/life balance
Lead Study Technician (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 28, 2017
When working for Covance there is no such thing as a life outside of Covance. It is extremely unfortunate that this is the reason for my separation from the company. I thoroughly enjoyed my team and loved my position but the work load was too much. The expectations that they put on Lead study techs is unreasonable and if you are unable to fulfill their needs you will be pushed out, opportunities taken from you and eventually looking for a new job. If you have no family, able to work every weekend, and do multiple split shifts without question, you will be a great fit.
Pros
overtime
Cons
too much mandatory overtime
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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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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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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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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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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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Program Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 16, 2017
Fast past environment, Easy material to learn have good training staff,Your really helping others receive expensive medication at no cost to them.
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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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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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Friendly atmosphere with great leadership
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDFebruary 7, 2017
Considering the high-pressured situation my group of co-workers and I walked into, everybody treated one another with respect. We were able to accomplish our goal of eliminating the backlog of orders while enjoying each others' company during breaks. I would work there again if requested.
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Great company to work with
Specialist II - Global Site Services (Former Employee) –  CovanceFebruary 5, 2017
At covance you can expect many cross functional activities to excel with all aspects of Clinical trial.Covance has a global presence and it allows you to have opportunities with the cross country teams for global exposure.
Pros
Global presence and image
Cons
IT set up
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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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Great place to work. Opportunity to advance
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INJanuary 19, 2017
Great place to work. Opportunity to advance. Management is easy to communicate and work with. Great work place. Awesome co-workers.
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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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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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short term
Program Specialist/Medical Call Center Data Entry (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 6, 2017
will not recommend working here.
staff and managers threat you like you are not worth and replace you quickly with new employees.
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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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Great place
Research Associate - Immunochemistry (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VADecember 24, 2016
It is a great place to work at. The commute was far. You can have a great experience working here and building your career. The co workers are great as well.
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