Covance Employee Reviews

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unappreiciated
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INDecember 19, 2017
management no people skills,no training,no employee appreciation and will work you like a slave if you let them. Working holidays for no reason other than greed
Pros
money
Cons
standing up, no advancement unless you are liked
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Great Job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INDecember 17, 2017
Great job, great benefits. Cordial employees. Flexiable schedule and the supervisors are very understanding with personal issues outside of the work place.
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Okay place to start career but not good long term
Clinical Experience (Current Employee) –  New JerseyDecember 13, 2017
A typical day consists of data reviews, corresponding with management, vendors, and sponsors. Work load has peaks and valleys they can really gear up and depending on the team some can make this very unpleasant. When I first started it appeared there were eyes everywhere from management. This place can have a big brother quality while wearing a smile and trading pleasantries. They almost appear to be running tests some litteral tests you may take and never get the results. Other tests are designed more to gauge your responses to dealing with a gray area. Nothing is well defined depending on the project and team members, some are better than others communicating but as a whole communication is horrible in this company. Things change all the time without notice in this environment. The employee atmosphere is very clicky and like some of the other reviewers said it's like high school. There is rampant gossip, pettiness, and in teams and out teams. I have seen them boot out those they don't like. Not cool or professional. The organization of the company changes almost monthly with new upper management structures - very weird. I have noticed very subtle language from some management but full of emotional manipulation. Be careful how much you reveal of yourself.
There are some pros like working from home if your in a position able to do it and somewhat relaxed atmosphere.

The main take a ways are to be alert, know that things change frequently and not all are in your favor despite what they say, benefits and pay are okay but you can probably do better elsewhere or don't accept
  more... the first offer given to you because it will most likely be low, clicks are highschoolish and un-avoidable, your personal privacy may be trampled on and management can suck or be an out right joke all together.

Would only recommend for a starting job not long term.
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Pros
Work from home flexibility, good PTO, some benefits are decent
Cons
Big brother atmosphere, clicky co-workers, micromanagement
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If you want to have no life, and work yourself silly, go to Covance.
Manager - Clinical Data (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJDecember 13, 2017
The WORST job I have ever had by far. The pace was impossible to maintain, and within ONE month, I had traveled to meetings in 4 continents (not countries... CONTINENTS). I was constantly overworked and exhausted. It was almost as if they expected you to be in more than one place at a time, which is not sustainable by any means.

However, because you have to work with multiple Sponsor companies, I learned more about cultures, communication, and business processes than at any other job. You just need to keep your eyes and ears open and glean as much information at a time as you can. I had to find a silver lining somewhere in that nightmare of a company!!!
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nice friendly fast pace to work
Clinical Research Associate III (Current Employee) –  CADecember 1, 2017
A very good place to work. Teams are always on tasks, data entry and client are monitored according to policy and a good place to work and learn along.
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Was great at first
Program Specialist II (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 30, 2017
Nothing positive to say....there are cliques all over the place and if your not one to gossip or get involved in the "high school" drama then you won't be a good fit. Don't waste your time....
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Stressful, Unhealthy Work Enviroment
Program Representative (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 29, 2017
I would not recommend this company. Management is NOT for their employees. A lot of policies not followed. A lot of turn over!!! Operates as an Entry level Company!!!
Pros
Patient Assist Programs helping those that could not afford high end medication
Cons
Time Clock System is inaccurate and Management Sucks
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Multi task work environment
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 29, 2017
the pressure and level of stress if a lot your day to day activities are a lot if you are not multitask person this is not the best position for someone that doesn't handle stress
Pros
pto
Cons
medical benefits are expensive
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Highly stressful and no job security.
Budgets (Former Employee) –  NYNovember 28, 2017
Highly stressful and no job security. A typical day at work could be 8 or 14 hours a day based on what study team managers would impose on you.
Pros
Great colleagues for the most part.
Cons
Management focused on their careers by imposing unrealistic timelines, weekends work a regular ocurrence to be able to meet deadlines, no job security.
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Nice place
Performance Tech Lead (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 27, 2017
Covance had not made their mark using technology and had a long way to go. Work over there was challenging since we were entering an unknown territory with technology for most of the people.
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Flexible schedule very convenient
Quality Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDNovember 27, 2017
Working at Covance was a very good learning experience as a Quality Specialist, but opportunities are extensive for a new college employees, experienced workers like myself are considered until certain point (train new employees, making them feel welcome and walk them into the organization environment), but overall it was a good working place.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Limited advancing opportunities
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Covance summary
Medical Writing (Current Employee) –  GlobalNovember 26, 2017
Excellent place to learn in a variety of areas from science to business. Unrealistic expectations at times. Quality of benefits have decreased over time.
Pros
great place to learn
Cons
unrealistic expectations at times
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CMA isn't the greatest but Covance as a company is
Patient Advocate (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 22, 2017
Covance as a company is great! The CMA division is not stay away from Covance Market Access - Covance Central Labs is awesome! Unfortunately CMA gives Covance a bad name.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management at the Covance market access is terrible
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Productive Workplace, but stressful at times.
Patient Access Advocate (Current Employee) –  Greenfield, INNovember 17, 2017
Working with patients as well as doctors offices, insurance companies and pharmacies all while trying to balance requests from our internal field agents and external client sales reps.
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covance
Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 17, 2017
I highly recommend this place of employment. There are many opportunities for advancement here and the culture is nice. They offer great benefits as well.
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Good Company
Dietary Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 15, 2017
This company has a lot of turn over and the management is not good at all. It may have gotten better since I was there back in 2011. It seem nothing was resolved until you had to contact HR, and it seem that HR did not try to help. It was like they talked and did everything around the problem. I was an alright company, it has it pros and cons about it. Great benefits and hours
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Diverse environment with strict policies that do not look at individual situations.
Program Associate (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 10, 2017
The environment can be fast paces and stressful. A lot of demanded of your as an employee. Unfortunately, the management could be improved and more praise could be given to individuals who are team oriented and reliable. The majority of people who advance are those who mainly look out for themselves and pay more attention to meeting minimal performance requirements. Helping others around you and being to team oriented has a tenancy to backfire.
Pros
Reasonable pay
Cons
office is over crowded, policies ignore individual circumstances, no recognition given to harder working employees, poor leadership and management.
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a typical work day
Project Specialist, Billing, Finance (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJOctober 30, 2017
very stressful late nights and never slows down. eat at my desk everyday and do not have enough of time for trouble shoot. management is difficult to deal with.
Pros
none
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Not the ideal work place
Patient Access Advocate (Current Employee) –  Greenfield, INOctober 30, 2017
Loved the job hated the work place especially management. You receive 20 days of PTO but can never use it because when you put in a request it is denied.
Pros
20 PTO days, benefits at start date
Cons
Terrible management, can't use PTO
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Great work environment
Operations Supervisor III (Current Employee) –  Greenfield, INOctober 26, 2017
I enjoy the covance staff and the positive work environment. Work schedule is very flexible. A lot of opportunities available in multiple business units.
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