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Avoid at all costs
Study Technician & Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, INMarch 7, 2018
Absolutely NO work/life balance, no such thing as a 40 hour work week (always well above), very low compensation compared to the industry standards, on-call very often, terrible management
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Great place to get experience
Associate, Global Site Services (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJFebruary 13, 2018
Seeking an entry level job in pharma/clinical research? Covance is a great place to start. Hands-on experience with clinical research docs and clinics.
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Great place for career growth
Client Services Manager I (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJFebruary 9, 2018
I was personally asked to apply for a better paying, more challenging position after only nine months of working with the company. I love my current position and the people with whom I work. While it can definitely be stressful at times, it is rewarding work.
Pros
work from home options for certain roles, superior management
Cons
healthcare isn't what it used to be
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Great environment for CRAs to get site monitoring experience
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 26, 2018
Great environment for CRAs to get site monitoring experience. You can do it all at Covance--Pre Study, Routine Monitoring, Site Initiation, Close-out. Great place to advance to Lead CRA or Project Manager.
Pros
Salary, paid-time-off
Cons
Only 40 hours of un-used PTO can roll over into the following year.
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Great company
Global Project Manager, Contractor (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 10, 2018
Great job and great people to work with in all departments. Great place for continuous learning in all aspects. Leaders are wonderful and take time to get to know people.
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Ok place to work
Clinical Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIDecember 18, 2017
Covance was just an OK place to work. Job growth is definitely an option if you're willing to withstand the fast-paced culture, but compensation doesn't increase that much when you are promoted. Benefits are good, but they are changing with the merger. Coworkers are good, but there's tremendous turnover in many departments, so you might only work with the people you meet for about a year. Overall, it's an OK place to gain some experience, but there are better places to build a career later on.
Pros
Good PTO, opportunity for overtime
Cons
Not great pay, unpredictable hours, micromanagement
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Confused and dismal workplace
Executive Director of Business Process & Solutions (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJDecember 11, 2017
Company shift due to merger has caused confusion and dismay with employee group, leadership is absent and direction hazy. Company seems lost in their effort to gain market share and keep the drive to excellence alive and part of the company culture.
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Great People, Currently Unstable
Manager, Clinical Operations (Former Employee) –  RemoteDecember 7, 2017
This was a good place to work, but with recent executive leadership changes, the environment changed from a family feel to very corporate/bottom line only. With the loss of client contracts and not obtaining new contracts, Covance has become unstable. Several reductions in force have taken place causing a very stressful atmosphere with current staff. Additional changes to the benefits packages have been very detrimental to the employee.
Pros
Great People Up to the Director level
Cons
Executive Leadership Changes, Current Instability
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Collaborative place
Clinical Research Associate/Assistant (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNDecember 5, 2017
Easy to ask questions and learn on the job; Although sometimes training is not reviewed extensively, managers are attentive to help you if there is trouble
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Productive and Fun place
Site Contract Specialist I (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJDecember 5, 2017
High paced working environment that due to management changes and recent layoffs has become a stressful environment. Great benefits and access to resources to improve work life balance.
Pros
working remotely
Cons
poor training
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Productive place to work with free popcorn, coffee, and tea
Senior Associate - Learning Operations (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJDecember 1, 2017
My typical day of work is logging on the computer in the morning, doing the job and logging off at the end of the day. People at the office are more introverts and focused on work.
Pros
Free popcorn, coffee, tea
Cons
Short breaks
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Don't work here.
Underappreciated Asset (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJNovember 17, 2017
Don't come to work here. Lots of people doing nothing but watching out for themselves. No team work. Poor Management and folks in positions they have no business being in.
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A Good Place to work
Talent Acquisition Partner (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJNovember 9, 2017
Good company with opportunity for career advancement. I learned a great deal about the industry and global talent management. It was never al dull moment.
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Not what it used to be...
Sr. CRA (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 23, 2017
Leaving company after many years. Since merger with LabCorp, it is not the same company. Micromanagement, inconsistent expectations, antiquated CTMS without all components - the stripped down version.
Pros
Great friends, I will miss them
Cons
No work life balance, leads who do not tell the sponsor the truth
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the pay is low
toxicology lab technician (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAJune 2, 2017
the job requires extensive physical which is not comparable to the low pay. The environment is hazardous and dangerous because dealing with mice and rats which were injected with medication and they bite the handlers.
Pros
can be a temp. job.
Cons
bad working environment, low pay
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High stress but high pay
Project Manager - IVRS (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMay 30, 2017
Great place to learn and grow into a job with plenty of room for advancement. Hours are very long and travel is driven by client demand - not great for a young family if you want to spend any time with your kids. Always new projects so never boring. Overall a good bunch of people to work with.
Pros
Salary, nice work environment
Cons
Stress, not a great work/home balance
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Home-based position requiring extensive travel.
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Home BasedMay 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.
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Good Experience
Web Developer Intern (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 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
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Great Company
CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJanuary 24, 2017
Loved working at Covance, everyone in management just kinda got it. There were no micro mangers and the workloads for CRAs was manageable.
Pros
Work Life Balance
Cons
Not enough face to face
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Great company
Records Management Associate (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJOctober 18, 2016
They do important work and I always felt appreciated as an employee, and supervisors were open to suggestions for improvement.
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